Wonderboy PHD was a reinvention of the spirit of the bands Redeemer and Silverfish. Hailing from the Jamestown, NY the band hit the ground running thanks to the years spent shamelessly promoting themselves throughout the region, playing basements, pool halls, lock-ins, and anyplace else that would allow them to use their electricity.
With a strong following behind them the band quickly began playing higher profile gigs than the member’s previous bands and gained a strong reputation as one of the best area live bands.
After nearly five years of showcasing their original music to audiences everywhere, the band recorded their much anticipated debut album, The Other Side of My Divorce. The album featured the band’s live staples like “Sleep Tight,” “Set Me Free,” “Gina The Buffalo Princess,” and “Which One.” It additionally included newly penned tunes such as “Unchained” and “Viewmaster Mansion” and reworked versions of “Eye Hate,” “Fifty-One,” and “Absorb.” After a short promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus in order to fill their vacated bass position.
After re-enlisting guitarist Jim McDonald (The North Sixty) as bassist the band continued playing select shows and recorded an EP of all new material entitled “In Search Of…” The EP turned heads with the epic awesomeness of “Where in the Heck Did Jaime Vincent Go?” but the band played only select dates as “real-life” got more in the way with each passing week.
In 2002, the band inadvertently played what was to be nicknamed “the last show”. For the last nine years the band members have been trapped aboard an alien spacecraft playing Parcheesi and wishing to one day return home. With the launch of the band’s official ReverbNation page, some money in the bank, some leftover CDs around, and the scent of possibility in the air though, maybe the members will return to Earth one day and reclaim the title a few people gave them once. “A really cool band.” Until then, enjoy the music and, especially, the memories it brings you.