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Scott Wolfson

Vocals
Rhythm Guitar
Songwriter
Producer
Arranger

Skyler Bode

Piano
Keyboard
Accordion
Trumpet

Matt Laurita

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Nylon String Guitar
Resonator Guitar
Banjo

Kirk Siee

Upright Bass
Acoustic Bass
Electric Bass
Mandocello
Ukulele

Chris Kelly

Drums
Percussion
Guitar
Trumpet
Trombone
Engineer
Producer
Arranger

Mike Bell

Slide Guitar
Mandolin

All images © 2017, Trish Moscato-Bell

Really Short Bio [Elevator Pitch]

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes are celebrating their fifth year as New Jersey’s indie-folk powerhouse. 2016’s Welcoming the Flood gathered rave reviews and top-charting airplay which sparked a 7-state tour, culminating in a “Most Wanted” appearance at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. These “musical scamps” continue to develop their big, catchy, complex sound, adapting effortlessly from festival stages to listening rooms. 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 are celebrating their fifth year as New Jersey’s indie folk powerhouse.  From beginnings in 2011, they have launched into success both on the air and on the ground.  2016’s Welcoming the Flood gathered rave reviews and top-charting airplay, and the band continues to expand its touring range.  Dubbed “wizards” and “musical scamps”, they deftly adapt their big, catchy, complex sound from festival stages to listening rooms.  

The band loves to swap songs with fellow players, and it shows. Lucky audiences have caught them hatching musical mischief on stage with their friends including The Kennedys, The Levins, Bobtown, and fellow 2016 Falcon Ridge “Most Wanted” artists Gina Forsyth and Annika Bennett.  

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

Full Bio

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes are celebrating their fifth year as New Jersey’s indie folk powerhouse.  From coffee-shop beginnings in 2011, they have launched into success both on the air and on the ground.  Their second album, 2016’s Welcoming the Flood, gathered rave reviews and top-charting airplay, and the band continues to expand its touring range throughout the Northeast.  Dubbed “wizards” and “musical scamps” by the folk music press, they deftly adapt their big, catchy, complex sound from festival stages to listening rooms.  

Collaboration is a delightful highlight of the Other Heroes experience.  Lucky audiences have caught them hatching musical mischief on stage with their friends including The Kennedys, The Levins, Bobtown, and fellow 2016 Falcon Ridge “Most Wanted” artists Gina Forsyth and Annika Bennett.  The band loves to swap songs and riffs with fellow players, and it shows.

With their infectious love of music, lyrical imagery, and Scott’s unconquerable voice soaring above the rich counterpoint laid down by Kirk, Matt, Chris, Mike, 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 began playing music when he was 14 years old. He developed such a passion for it that, at age 19, he packed up and left his hometown of Portland, ME to become a musician in New York City. He settled in Bay Ridge and has spent the last decade lending his guitar, slide, and mandolin skills to several successful projects.