TallBoys / Bio

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TallBoys are:
Randy McGravey – Guitar, vocals, ukulele, percussion
Brian McGravey – Bass, keyboards, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Jared Ghioto – Drums, lead vocals
Jon Loya – Bass, vocals, alto saxophone, percussion

TallBoys are a 4-piece funk-rock band based out of Boston, MA. The band was started in March of 2012. With a unique variety of instruments, TallBoys play original music inspired by bands like Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, and Van Halen. The band’s debut album “Thirsty Thursday” can be found on facebook and reverbnation for download and free listening purposes.

TallBoys started in the Spring of 2012 when the McGravey brothers met Jon in their school jazz ensemble at UMass Lowell. Jon had previously been in the band "Throwback" with his friend Jared Ghioto (Drummer/Lead vocals). Shortly after they listened to some of Jared's work online Jon got everyone together for a jam session at UMass Lowell. After Randy and Brian's band Sobra Kobra broke up temporarily that Spring, they were more than willing to start a new project with Jon and Jared especially after an exciting amount of chemistry formed from the first jam session in March of 2012.

The name TallBoys was coined one day before an ensemble rehearsal when the boys opened up a 6 pack of tall beers. Once they heard Andrew Baptista refer to them as "tallboys" they thought that it would be a funny name for the group. Thus TallBoys were born. The foursome has since created songs which vary in style from funk to rock to reggae and even some jazz. The band has played countless venues in the New England area and continues to play a wide range of shows.

Stay Tall Everyone!

General Info

Band Members
Jon Loya- Saxophone/Vocals/Bass, Brian McGravey- Keys/Vocals/Bass/Harmonica, Randy McGravey- Guitar/Vocals, Jared Ghioto- Drums/Lead Vocals
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Rock / Funk / Reggae

Contact Info

Boston, MA

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