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Dynamic, Infectious, Electric and EXPLOSIVE!! Voted Best of Boston 2018 by Boston Magazine and Best Wedding Band by the Boston A-List 2 years running, Hot Mess IS Boston’s Favorite Cover band...and with Good Reason. A seasoned 9 Piece Ensemble boasting 5 lead vocalists, Hot Mess has been selected to perform at exclusive venues in and around Boston including The W, The Taj, The Mandarin Oriental, The Langham, The Charles, The Ritz Carlton, The Omni Parker House The Hotel Commonwealth, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, The House of Blues, The Boston Public Library, The New England Aquarium, The Museum of Science, Fenway Park, Harvard University, MIT and the list goes on…
Whether we are providing first-class music and entertainment for Corporate Events, Charitable Events and Private Parties, or adding the perfect touch to your Special Wedding Day; here at Hot Mess we pride ourselves on being able to tailor our unique blend of elegance and excitement to any event!
With an unsurpassed passion for performing, and an incredibly diverse set list Hot Mess specializes in Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, R&B, Top 40 and all of your favorite music from the 60’s to present day radio hits. Our high energy performance can create a sophisticated party atmosphere, or a full on stadium style rock show. With Hot Mess, there is truly something for everyone!
But don't take our word for it, experience Hot Mess today for yourself. Check out our events calendar for a full listing of our public appearances, or contact us today to book Hot Mess for your exclusive event. From Boston to Block Island, Newport to New Hampshire, Cape Cod to Connecticut, Maine to Miami or the destination event of your dreams... we can’t wait to celebrate with you!!
Booking via Hank Agency Group: Gail Sparke 617.319.7397 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Band
Jason Silverman - Vocals, MC & Coordinator
Jason founded Hot Mess in summer of 2010, and since that time he has had the pleasure of watching the band grow from one of Boston’s hottest night club acts, to Boston’s #1 Wedding/Special Event Band. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Jason has been a staple in the Boston Music scene since the early 1990’s. A former Boston Music Award nominee, you could regularly hear Jason’s original music played on Rock Stations WAAF, WBCN, WFNX and WHJY. These days Jason specializes in creating the perfect song list for any occasion, and his ability to capture and engage any audience is second to none. His energy on stage is infectious, as is his passion for perfection which lends itself to the bands continued success.
Ashley Tucker - Vocals
Ashley Tucker is bit of a local celebrity around these parts. Known as “The National Anthem Girl" to Boston Sports fans, Ashley regularly belts it out at Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins events. She also composes and sings her own R&B material, and has been highlighted by Boston Pop Station Mix 104.1 in their Artist Spotlight segment. Her music has been featured on Hit TV series like Fox’s “The Terminator” and ABC Family’s “Twisted”. These days however, Ashley can be found lighting up the Hot Mess stage with her powerhouse vocals and signature swagger. With her soulful blend of Rock, Pop and R&B, Ashley Tucker continues to astound audiences everywhere with every note she sings.
Carli Hamilton - Vocals
Carli Hamilton is a Massachusetts native who holds a BM from Marymount Manhattan College where she studied musical theater composition/performance. Her passion for dance education paired with a strong musical background has granted her wonderful opportunities to spread her love of music and choreography all over the world. Over the past five years she has performed in numerous Musical Theater productions in New York City & Boston including Heather's, Little Woman and Roy Aria's Midwinter Madness Festival Winner Beautiful Dreamer. These days however she has planted her roots back home in Boston where she continues working as a session musician and of course DAZZLING audiences everywhere with the legendary Hot Mess Band!
Graham English - Keyboards/Piano/Vocals
Graham English is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and jazz-trained keyboard player who specializes in vintage keys, synthesizers, and Hammond B3. He’s an audio expert and the best-selling author of Logic Pro X For Dummies. Graham has shared the stage with rock legends Cheap Trick, and jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr. and James Moody. However, these days you can find Graham tickling the proverbial ivories with legendary Hot Mess Band! The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Graham is well versed in Classical, Jazz Standards, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B and of course The American Song Book. His versatility and range of skills have provided a memorable, and timeless atmosphere for ceremony’s, cocktail hours and special events.
John Polino - Guitar / Vocals
Some say John was born with a guitar in his Hand. For years John has captivated audiences from the pubs of Faneuil Hall, to the Grand Ball Rooms of the Waldorf Astoria. These days however this six string virtuoso brings his extraordinary style, charisma and presence to the Hot Mess stage. In addition to his ability to ROCK with great panache, John’s polished vocals and spiritual connection with his acoustic guitar brings a warmth and intimacy that will transform your cocktail hour or any occasion into memory that your guests will be raving about for years to follow.
Tim Paul Weiner – Bass Guitar
Tim Paul Weiner has spent the last two decades performing, writing and recording music from Los Angeles to Boston. His music has been distributed in Japan, Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the UK and the US. He has a degree in Film Scoring and Bass performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and also received his Masters in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music. Tim’s film compositions have been featured at The Woods Hole and New York Independent Film Festivals respectively. Boasting one of the most blistering slap techniques in rock/funk as well as a real ear for the tasteful groove, it’s safe to say that you will have to pull your guests off the dance floor when Tim Paul lays it down with Hot Mess.
Lennie Peterson - Trombone
Lennie Peterson has traveled the world several times as a musician, visual artist, and public speaker. Lennie is a former Professor of Arranging and Composition at Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he created and developed new courses and instituted programs that remain in the Berklee curriculum to this day. Since leaving Berklee, he has toured the world extensively as a trombonist, pianist, vocalist, visual artist, teacher, and public speaker. From New York’s Carnegie Hall to The Sydney Opera House in Australia, Lennie has appeared with many legendary performers in a wide variety of musical styles including Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, Noel Gallagher and Billy Gilman. Lennie’s appeal comes from his raw physical power and beauty of the sound he creates with his Trombone every time he takes the stage. You truly gotta see it to believe it folks!
Connor Jenks - Saxophone
The youngest member of Hot Mess is the talented and accomplished Mr. Connor Jenks! Connor grew up just outside of Boston and started playing saxophone at the ripe old age of 10. The Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education Central District Festival awarded him the Most Valuable Player four years in a row and he was also recognized at the All-State MAJE Festival for Outstanding Musicianship. At the age of fifteen, he was featured on Walter Beasley’s "Live in The Club" CD and DVD. More recently he taught a Master Class with Gordon Goodwin and was a featured guest in Gordon’s Big Phat Band in Los Angeles. These days Connor integrates a range of genres from pop, rock, soul and jazz while maintaining respect for tradition. However be warned - when it starts to get funky no one's safe when Connor picks up his horn!
Jason Kenyon - Drums / Percussion
Jason Kenyon is a Boston-based drummer and private instructor. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has gone on to play with a wide range of artists, including the Grammy Award winning R&B/soul group Tavares. Splitting time between the east and west coasts, Jason also spent several years as a staple in the Seattle music scene working with many platinum selling artist and producers. These days however, Jason’s ear for rhythm and groove lay the foundation for every Hot Mess live performance. He is able to channel a jazz drummer’s dexterity with the heft of a rocker, which allows him to seamlessly transition between any musical genre you can think of. In other words bring your dancing shoes kids…you’re gonna need em!!