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Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St
Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Two legendary bands — one great night of music!

The Nervous Eaters are an original rock and roll band from Boston, MA who helped define the Boston underground garage/punk rock scene of the late 70’s. The band was formed by Fueled by the raw sounds of Link Wray, early Chicago Blues greats and British guitar Steve Cataldo on the North Shore of Boston in Beverly, MA., legends Beck, Clapton, and Page, the Nervous Eaters created a raw edgy song style uniquely their own. The band consisted of Steve Cataldo lead vocals and lead guitar, Stanley Clarke vocals and rhythm guitar, Rob Skeen vocals and bass guitar and Jeff Wilkinson on drums. 

They debuted in March of 1976 under the management of Jimmy Harold, owner of the legendary nightclub “The Rat” in Boston. The band released their first of two singles for Rat Records that included the hit song “Loretta” which became one of the city’s most endearing rock and roll anthems. The second single featured the punk classic “Just Head” one of the bands most popular songs.

The Nervous Eaters were one of the more popular rock & amp; roll bands in the Northeast, eventually headlining at venues throughout the United States and Europe. The band has opened for numerous National Acts that included Iggy Pop, Squeeze, The Go Go’s, The Pretenders, The Police, The Ramones, and The Split Enzs. Other bands from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia have covered songs by the Nervous Eaters.

Ric Ocasek of The Cars produced a demo for the band that was picked up by Elektra Records and released nationally in 1980. They have also recorded for Penimman Records, No Tomorrow Records and Ace of Hearts Records. The band was signed by Wicked Cool Records in 2021 with new songs to be released during 2022. The current band is Steve Cataldo on Lead guitar and lead vocals, Brad Hallen on Bass, back-up vocals, Adam Sherman on Rhythm guitar, back-up vocals and David McLean on Drums. 


“Though Blondie's Deborah Harry and the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde have had more hits and better press, Robin Lane looms large as the most talented female artist to come out of New Wave Rock."– Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post

Robin Lane grew up in Los Angeles and was a Valley Girl before there were actual “valley girls.” During high school, Robin became immersed in the music scene and the alternative lifestyle of the late 60’s and was inspired to write her own songs. She began informal collaborations with the band Crazy Horse. This association led to her more formal debut— singing with Neil Young on his album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

Robin left LA behind, moving to Boston in the late 70’s. In Boston’s environment of cultural and intellectual experimentation, Robin integrated punk and new wave influences, West Coast folk, and East Coast rock in her songs and her band — the legendary Robin Lane and The Chartbusters. The band included ex-Modern Lovers Asa Brebner and Leroy Radcliffe, who infected Lane’s songs and sensibilities even further with their garage rock sound. Robin Lane and the Chartbusters recorded three albums for Warner Brothers Records: Robin Lane and the Chartbusters (1980), the live EP 5 Live, and Imitation Life (1981). Two singles from her first album, “Things Go Wrong” and “Why Do You Tell Lies?” received extensive national airplay. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide gave the first album a prestigious four-star rating. “When Things Go Wrong” became the 11th music video played on MTV on its first broadcast day in 1981.

In 2010 Robin founded Songbird Sings. Songbird Sings is dedicated to helping people work through and recover from traumatic experiences by writing and recording their own songs. The workshops help to transform those who have been silenced by domestic violence, sexual exploitation, childhood abuse, and the horrors of war. 

Throughout the years Robin has never stopped writing or performing. “Music is my life,” she says, “I need it for sustenance. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have the ability to sing or to write songs. Music has been my healing tool.”

In late 2021, Robin signed with indie label Red on Red Records, a cool new imprint out of Boston featuring Americana, power pop, punk, and alt-rock music, focused on supporting strong women creators. Label owner Justine Covault says, “Robin writes unflinchingly honest songs that reflect the light and the dark in the world. Her voice is distinctive and gorgeous. And she is absolutely riveting as a live performer — when she plays and sings, the audience is spellbound. I’m honored and thrilled that she is joining the Red-on-Red roster family.” Robin’s song “All I’ll Ever Need” has been released as a single and “Hard Life” from the new Dirt Road To Heaven album will be released as a single August 9, as well as the Dirt Road To Heaven album itself.

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