Ernie and the Automatics

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Ernie and the Automatics
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Blues rock
Years active 2004–2011
Labels Open E Records
Associated acts Boston, RTZ, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Peter Wolf
Members Ernie Boch, Jr.
Barry Goudreau
Sib Hashian
Tim Archibald
Brian Maes
Michael "Tunes" Antunes

Ernie and the Automatics are an American blues rock band based in Boston. Guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Sib Hashian are both former members of Boston.

Brian Maes (keyboards and lead vocals) and Tim Archibald (bass) are both former members of RTZ and are alumni of the Berklee College of Music. On saxophone is Michael "Tunes" Antunes, a member of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band who appeared in the movie Eddie and the Cruisers. Ernie Boch, Jr. (guitar) is a graduate of Berklee.

Ernie and the Automatics' debut album, “Low Expectations”, produced by Brian Maes (mixed by Bob St. John and mastered by Bob Ludwig), was released by Open E Records in February 2009. The album debuted at #7 on Billboard's Blues Albums chart and stayed for 6 weeks.

In August 2009, the band appeared on 'On Stage with Mantis' in support of 'Low Expectations'.