Sincerest congratulations to South Shore Conservatory (SSC) rock band No Bueno, for their recent success as runners up in the International Boston Blues Competition on Sunday, October 25, and for rocking the house at the House of Blues in Boston the following Friday, October 30!
What’s most incredible about No Bueno is that their band members’ ages range from ten to twelve years old. Drummer Cam Igo of Marshfield, guitarist/vocalist Jack Warren of Duxbury, and bass guitarist Charlie McCullough of Hingham are in elementary and middle school, and they’re playing clubs at which most twenty-something musicians dream of performing. Last spring they played at the Middle East Café in Cambridge and the New World Tavern in Plymouth.
Formed two years ago as part of SSC’s rock band program, started by former jazz/rock/pop faculty member Cliff Williams, No Bueno decided to stay together after their coach Cliff moved out of state. They are now coached weekly by SSC guitar instructor Erik Caldarone. Clearly they made the right decision. Their hard work, mixed with their natural talent and nurturing guidance of SSC faculty has proved a potent mix for producing great music, much deserving of acknowledgment and wide recognition.
Rock Band is just one of many Jazz/Rock/Pop opportunities which include Open Mic, Middle School Monster Jam (next one is December 4), Jazz Lab, Rock/Pop Vocal Tech, Adult Jazz Ensembles, private lessons in contemporary styles, and an annual JRP Spotlight Festival. With over 250 students, the JRP Department has become one of the largest departments at SSC.
So, kudos to this amazing young trio who has been bringing the rock to Greater Boston clubs. We wish them luck and look forward to many more stellar performances. As if they didn’t already have their act together, they’ve got their own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/No-Bueno-1443670239268693/?fref=ts, where their fans can find out more about their upcoming performances!