As young musicians, we all had our favorite band, artist or musician that we were inspired and influenced by. Mine happened to be a talented and popular local rock band that my older brother Jim managed. As a young kid at 12 years old, I was introduced to the music and the individuals of a band that were based right out of my home town of North Andover, Massachusetts which soon later became known as ROXX. This website is dedicated to my "local heros" who were best known as ROXX, The CORE, NEW ROMANCE and CUT 299. Their different musical directions and musicianship still inspires me to this day as a musician / songwriter. Many great tunes were written and recorded by this group of musicians with a number of songs being aired on local radio. As I surf and research the internet, I frequently come across websites such as myspace, which celebrate the past and present of the Boston Music Scene and the great bands that made up the scene. As the members of this act have all moved on with successful professional careers, I would like to dedicate this web presence for them.
ROXX: Jim Shalhoup, Guitar; John Shalhoup, Bass; Eric Nolin, Drums; Eric Fitzgerald, Guitar; Tracie Carr, Vocals; Jack Crane, Vocals.
THE CORE: Jim Shalhoup, Guitar; John Shalhoup, Bass; Eric Nolin, Drums; Mike Demers, Guitar; Tracie Carr, Vocals.
NEW ROMANCE: Jim Shalhoup, Guitar/Keys; John Shalhoup, Bass/Keys; Eric Nolin, Drums; Mike Demers, Guitar/Keys; Tracie Carr, Vocals.
CUT 299: Jim Shalhoup, Guitar; John Shalhoup, Bass; Eric Nolin, Drums; Mike Demers, Keys; Bobby Marron, Vocals (formally of Boston's "The Atlantics").
THE MANAGEMENT: Bob Abisi Cut 299. Jim Hughes Roxx; The Core; New Romance; Cut 299. Joe Shalhoup Sound Engineer: Roxx; The Core; New Romance; Cut 299.
WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble: NEW ROMANCE - 1983; CUT 299 - 1986.
The mp3's below are from old, over played cassette tapes. I will be receiving new copies of these demos in the near future and will re-upload them. In the meantime, enjoy the music from CUT 299, NEW ROMANCE; THE CORE and ROXX which were formally from the Boston Music Scene from 1978-1987.
All Material (music, lyrics and melodies) is protected by copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. All songs are available for streaming ONLY. They are NOT available to download or for sale.