Members: Teresa Mastrorilli, Kevin Moylan, Ray Boyce, Art DaPrato, Fred Pickard
New EP available Nov. 13 2012!
Powderhouse is built upon the songwriting and vocals of Teresa Mastrorilli. Teresa had been writing songs for several years when she approached the rhythm section of Kevin Moylan and Ray Boyce (x-Returnables) at the end of 2006 to help her record some of her material. At that time, Kevin and Ray were in a band called The New Thirty. The New Thirty had been playing around Boston for the past several years, releasing the CD "Racecar" on FOC Records as well as being selected to play the 2006 International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Paradise Lounge in Boston.
Kevin and Ray thought Teresa's songs were great, so they asked their guitarist friend Evan (who played with Kevin and Ray in a party band called Big Vise) to join them in the recording sessions. Things went so well that they decided to form a band. "Powderhouse" played their debut gig to a packed house at P.A.âs Lounge in Somerville in May of 2007. Since then, the band has played very successful gigs at Church in Boston, Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, T.T. the Bearâs Place in Cambridge, Precinct in Somerville, Oliver's Nightclub in Boston, All Asia Bar in Cambridge, Copperfield's in Boston, Billâs Bar in Boston and Porters Bar in Boston.
After releasing a 9 song EP on FOC Records in 2007, Powderhouse wanted to expand their sound, so they invited keyboardist Art Daprato to join the band in early 2008. Not long after, Fred Pickard (x-New Thirty, x-Returnables) came on board as their new lead guitarist. After successful gigs with the new line-up at All Asia Bar, Porters Bar, Church and T.T. the Bear's Place, Powderhouse was selected by music critic David Bash to play the Boston edition of the International Pop Overthrow Festival in November of 2009. The band spent the winter of 09/10 recording new material, surfacing for successful gigs at Copperfields and Oliver's Nightclub.
Powderhouse released their first full-length album, "In The Meantime", on FOC Records in July of 2010 (available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Spotify and elsewhere), which the band celebrated with a very successful CD Release Party at Oliver's Nightclub in Boston. Since then, the song "Keeping My Heart" (from the new album) was voted onto the Top 5 Local Song Poll on WZLX/Boston Emissions for 4 straight weeks, and songs from the album have received airplay on both terrestrial and Internet radio. Positive reviews of the album have appeared in The Deli Magazine, Metronome Magazine, WomensRadio Music Review and elsewhere.
After a big Saturday night gig at Church in Boston in October 2010, Powderhouse was once again selected to play the International Pop Overthrow Festival, held at PA's Lounge in November of 2010, and followed that up with another successful show at Precinct in Somerville in December. More recently, Powderhouse was featured as the "Soundtrack" artist of the day on "The Morning Show" on NECN Television in February of 2011. Several Powderhouse songs were also placed in the soundtrack of the the independent film "Wingman", which had its world premiere in May of 2011. Powderhouse continues to play shows around the Northeast, to support their debut album and to gain more exposure, while also working on a new EP which will be released in November 2012.
Music available for purchase at the following sites:
http://powderhouse.bandcamp.com (mp3, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis Downloads plus Powderhouse T-Shirts!)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/powderhouse (physical CD and mp3 download)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-meantime/id386639834 (AAC and mp3 download)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Z82TA8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_mp3a (mp3 download)
http://social.zune.net/album/Powderhouse/In-The-Meantime/d7d28306-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933/details (WMA and MP3)
http://www.nimbitmusic.com/powderhouse (mp3 download)
http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000053561 (mp3 download)