FOUR BARREL BILLY is a three-piece band (guitar, bass & drums) that plays your favorite songs from the 50s, 60s & more. Rock-a-billy, surf, swing, blues and good old rock & roll. These guys look like greasers, but sing like angels. One of the top acts on the Connecticut shoreline for dancing and good times.
Mark “Ton-up” Hoag, Guitar/Vocals: Originally out of Boston, Mark’s “Americana” style of playing lends itself perfectly to the rockabilly, ’50s rock ‘n’ roll and ’60s pop styles that Four Barrel Billy delivers. Mark is co-founder of the Connecticut shoreline rock/R&B group The Mo’ Johnson Band. Some of his notable past Boston bands include The Young Moderns, The Underachievers and Crosstown Rivals.
Michael "Pookie" LaBella, Drums/Vocals: Michael has been pounding out the rhythm since the early days of the New Haven original-music scene. He is that rare breed who can sing from behind the kit while keeping his mates in precise tempos. Michael can also be seen at clubs and festivals with Zydecats and The Slug Nickel Band.
Tom "Flattop" Murphy on Upright Bass/Vocals. Tom smoothly slaps and thumps his way through every turnaround, treating his big bass as both an instrument and dance partner. Tom can also be seen in such other top bands as Big Fat Combo, The Forgotten Ones and the infamous Buzz Gordo Group.