Meet the Band!

Your source for everything Other Hero.

Scott Wolfson

Vocals
Rhythm Guitar
Mandolin
Songwriter
Producer
Arranger

Skyler Bode

Piano
Keyboard
Accordion
Concertina
Acoustic Guitar
Trumpet

Matt Laurita

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Nylon String Guitar
Resonator Guitar
Banjo
Trumpet

Kirk Siee

Upright Bass
Acoustic Bass
Electric Bass
Mandocello
Acoustic Guitar
Ukulele

Chris Kelly

Drums
Percussion
Guitar
Electric Bass
Trumpet
Trombone
Engineer
Producer
Arranger

Mike Bell

Slide Guitar
Mandolin
Acoustic Guitar
Resonator Guitar

All images © 2017, Trish Moscato-Bell

Really Short Bio [Elevator Pitch]

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011.  Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock’n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band have ridden that sound to two big albums and recognition on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast. Add Scott’s lyrical imagery and unconquerable voice to the mix, and as No Depression’s Lee Zimmerman writes, they “...will not only defy the norm, but all expectations as well.”

 

Short Bio [~150 Words]

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011.  Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock’n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band join it with a razor-sharp wit to seek out the humanity in moments of love, rage, and despair.

Through six years and two albums (2014’s Life on Fire and 2016’s Welcoming the Flood), they have earned rave reviews, airplay, and fans on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast. Their tight arrangements, wicked sense of humor, and big catchy sound make each show a true experience.

With their infectious love of music, lyrical imagery, and Scott’s unconquerable voice soaring above the rich counterpoint laid down by Kirk, Matt, Mike, Chris, and Skyler, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes set toes tapping and imaginations humming everywhere they go.

“They’ve kicked it up another notch…. The band continues to mature and even the quieter songs carry a bit more drama. As the songs continue to spill out of Scott Wolfson’s fertile imagination, they keep getting more infectious and intriguing.” – Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live in NYC

Full Bio

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011.  Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock’n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band join it with a razor-sharp wit to seek out the humanity in moments of love, rage, and despair.

Through six years and two albums (2014’s Life on Fire and 2016’s Welcoming the Flood), they have earned rave reviews, airplay, and fans on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast. Their tight arrangements, wicked sense of humor, and big catchy sound make each show a true experience.

With their infectious love of music, lyrical imagery, and Scott’s unconquerable voice soaring above the rich counterpoint laid down by Kirk, Matt, Mike, Chris, and Skyler, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes set toes tapping and imaginations humming everywhere they go.

Scott Wolfson has been performing and recording professionally from the age of 13. A graduate of NYU’s music and theatre programs and a veteran of the NYC indie-folk scene, Scott has honed his songwriting vision among some of the greatest voices and venues of his generation.

Skyler Bode has played everything from conch shells to dulcimers, congas to church organs, but always seems to wind up with his first love, the piano. A classically-trained child prodigy, he fell in love with rock’n’roll and dropped out of engineering school to pursue music. His sound can best be described as “promiscuous.”

Matt Laurita has had some sort of instrument in his hand since the age of nine. After starting out on trumpet and violin, he discovered the guitar and has had at least one in his hands ever since. His style and influences are diverse, to say the least, stealing freely from rock, jazz, funk, classical, and Latin.

Kirk Siee began playing guitar at 15, but switched to electric bass within a year – following a crooked path which led from hard rock to country, reggae, punk, folk and beyond. In 2010 the late great Jack Hardy put an upright bass in Kirk’s hands, inviting him to play on his final tour in Switzerland and Germany, and Kirk hasn’t looked back.

Chris Kelly is a multi instrumentalist and producer/engineer. The NYC native is the owner of Studio Del Diablo in Brooklyn. A musician before he could even walk, he started on trombone, piano, and bass before branching out to drums, guitar, and anything else put in front of him. He was taught all of the fundamentals by his father, Ed Kelly – a well-respected music teacher; and learned about performing and recording from his step-father – Grammy-Nominated bassist/producer Stephen Palmer.

Michael Bell packed up and left his native Maine to become an NYC musician at age 19. He settled in Bay Ridge and has spent the last decade putting his exceptional guitar, slide, and mandolin chops to use in several successful projects.