The Wait - In Concert to Benefit the Arlington Food Pantry Featuring Comedian Mike Prior The Wait & Friends is a local, original rock and roll band founded in 1992. Local musicians John McGah (Arlington High School Class President 1987) Shawn Norton (Somerville High School grad, current Medford Police officer) and Domenic Botolino (Matignon High School 1987, former Arlington resident and teacher in Arlington) started The Wait in the summer of 1992 to write and play their music. For the next six years the band worked their way up to headlining clubs around Boston, Maine, Tennessee and beyond. They shared the stage with local acts such as Guster, Tom Hambridge, Charlie Farren, and The Swinging Steaks and got one of their songs played on The Real World Boston on MTV. They received a glowing review in those days by legendary Boston Globe music critic, Steve Morse. The recent lineup saw the addition of two stellar musicians. Greg Scapicchio (owner of GS Music in Medford, MA) joined in 2010 as bassist extraordinaire, and Kevin Faller (Medford Police Department) joined in 2014 and plays keyboards. It has been four years since the band played in Arlington and they are thrilled to play the wonderful Regent Theatre. They are excited to have comedian Mike Prior (Arlington High School Class of 1986) opening up the show. Mike has toured with several national recording artists such as Weird Al Yankovick, and Randy Travis. He was one of the featured performers on a Comedy Central special in 2004, and has played supporting roles in commercials for the New England Aquarium and Boston Center for the Arts. His ability to work clean has made him a fan favorite at hundreds of corporate and college venues. Mike has an amazing ability to turn life’s most frustrating moments into hilarious stories in which everyone can relate. The victim of a recent mugging, Mike now calls himself a professional victim. He believes that if there was ever a school for professional criminals, he would be the first homework assignment. The Arlington Food Pantry strives to provide food to every Arlington resident in need with a goal to end hunger in Arlington. The Arlington Food Pantry is entirely volunteer run and entirely financially subsidized by the generosity of donors in Arlington.
Boston-based, roots rock & roll band, The Wait, w/ Special guests comedian Jimmy Tingle & soul singing legend Mighty Sam McClain in an ALL AGES reunion show to support Give US Your Poor: The Campaign to End Homelessness.Tickets available at Regent Theater box office or on line at www.regenttheatre.com. Beer and wine available at show as well as FREE parking. Tickets are $12 (which includes $2 facility charge) or $25 special ticket for seat plus after show reception. Hotel discount: Special $30 savings at Homewood Suites on Mass Ave in Arlington (near Cambridge line). Just mention "The Wait & Friends."
Bio: Original rock and roll band, The Wait, with roots in Arlington and Somerville are reuniting for an all ages benefit concert—“The Wait & Friends”—on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
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“Friday's band, the Wait, showed promise. They played straight-ahead, guitar rock with a mix of originals and covers by the Stones, Beatles and Buffalo Tom. Singers Dom Botolino and John McGah were skilled, bar-band crowd-pleasers. They also have a new CD, "Need More Time," which is radio-friendly.”