Waltham (band)

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Waltham
Origin Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Rock, indie rock, pop rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Rykodisc
Associated acts Damone
USA! USA! USA![1]
Lowercase Me[2]
Website Official Website
Members Tony Monaco
Frank Pino, Jr.
Darryl Grant
David "Jones" Illsley
Dave Pino
Past members Mikey Rorick
Alex Fiorentino
Craig Small
Peet Golan
Dustin Hengst

Waltham is a rock band that formed in 1999. The band takes its name from its hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts.[3] The band is composed of Frank Pino, Jr. (lead vocals), Dave Pino (lead guitar and vocals), Tony Monaco (rhythm guitar), David "Jones" Illsley (bass and vocals) and Darryl Grant (drums and vocals).

Biography[edit]

2005-2006[edit]

The band were signed by Rykodisc who issued their self-titled album in July 2005.[4]

Waltham's "Cheryl (Come and Take a Ride)" has been used in promotions for the CBS reality TV series, The Amazing Race. The band was also featured in the Disney film America's Heart and Soul.[3][5]

Frank Pino, Jr. was featured on a 2006 episode of the MTV show Made.

On July 11, 2006, they released their first Extended Play entitled Awesome - EP.

2013-present[edit]

On February 14, 2013, on the official Waltham website[6] and Facebook page,[7] an iPhone text Lyric video was released revealing a new song "You're Everything That I Want", and that their third studio album Wicked Waltham will be released on iTunes and Spotify in 2013, marking a 7-year gap between the release of their second studio album.[8] In July 2013, the band also revealed two more songs from the album, "The Highway" and "Drive Me Crazy".[9][10] In September 2013, they released a fourth song from Wicked Waltham, Stand and Fight, which was written by Dave and Frank Pino.[11]

On November 21, 2013, the music video for "Stand and Fight" was released.[12] On April 28, 2014, the band released Wicked Waltham as a digital download and EP. They also announced that the album will be released in Vinyl in June.[13][14] On May 7, 2014, Waltham released Still In Love as the final track for Wicked Waltham.[15]

Influences and sound[edit]

Their sound - a mix of 80s-style melodic rock and hard rock riffs - has drawn comparisons to Cheap Trick and The Cars, with the band citing Rick Springfield as an influence.[5][16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Awesome - EP[18] (2006)
  • Wicked Waltham[6] (2014)

Side-Projects and Collaborations[edit]

  • Frank Pino Jr. released an EP under the pseudonym USA! USA! USA! entitled Whats Your Name? on October 4, 2012.[19][20]
  • Frank also formed a group with Lauren Mangini called Lowercase Me. They plan to release their debut album sometime in 2013.[2]
  • Frank Pino Jr. is featured on N Pa's concept album The Ghost Within: The Tale of Turmoil which was released on September 24, 2013.[21]

Awards[edit]

Boston Music Awards

  • Best Rock/Pop Band (2005)[3]
  • Song of the Year (2003) for "So Lonely"[3]
  • Song of the year (200?) for "Cheryl"[3]
  • Best New Band (tie) (1999)

WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble

  • Finalist (2000)

The Noise Poll

  • Best New Band (1999)[3]

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