The Band

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

ARRANGER:

Matt Bowen (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

A composer who has been playing violin since the age of 3 and drinking beer since the age of 4.  It’s rumored that he stole a keg from a party in college.

PRODUCER:

Summer Bowen (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Can beat anyone in a kegstand hands down.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

ric3Ric Serena (2013)

He once had a cat named Bonnie Blue Bell who heroically nursed a Burmese Python back to life using beer (true story!).

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

jasonJason Fitzpatrick (2013)

He’s been known to switch Ric’s real beer out for an O’douls just to see what happens… hint: it gets cray.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER:

markMark Waggoner (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

It’s been rumored that his dog, Laika, can tap a keg.

THE BAND:

Kit Bessenbacher (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

One badass ceramic artist who downs the Lagunitas IPA.

Paul Bessenbacher (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

They say you can tell how good of a musician someone is by the size of their hair. This one is totes awes. Will drink any and all beer you put in front of him.

Jack Bowen (2010, 2011)

Likes to philosophize over a mug of Gulden Draak Quad. Isn’t that ironic? No, actually it’s not.

Jessica Bowen (2010, 2011)

We call her Rabbit but she doesn’t dig the hops. Instead she’ll pound some Lindemans Framboise.

Mark Browne (2010, 2012)

Bassist, producer, composer, wearer of red hats. He’ll take a spot of St Peter’s Organic English Ale.

Rob Cairns (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Composer extraordinaire, thinks beer is good and all, but would choose cheese any day.

BernieBernie Chadwick (2012)

Drummer, artist, maker of Christmas albums. Watch him chug a Green Flash brew and then shout, “You can’t capture that on camera!”

rachelRachel Chadwick (2012)

A singer/songwriter who’ll belt out a mean rendition of “Grandma’s Feather Bed” around the campfire while sipping a Three Philosophers.

Jeff Christensen (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Many a debate has been had about what’s bigger: his biceps or his heart. Last to claim the comfy chair, first to go on beer runs. Not sure what his fave beer is, but he always bring us ours.

Liz Chyr (2010, 2011)

One mellow mama who likes to get a little crazy with Chimay.

chihuahuaMike Dyer (2013)

This bassists’s chihuahua is constantly stealing his look. They also have matching tulip beer mugs of Allagash White.

Ryan Elder (2010, 2013)

A composer who gets his buzz on by drinking gallons of diet soda.

renee1Renee Faia (2012)

Actor, singer, costume designer who likes to curl up in her designer jammies with a nice Murphy’s Irish Stout.

Matt Fish (2009, 2011)

Cellist, producer, skeptic. Drinks beer like a fish.

bradBrad Hamilton (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

A TV show music producer who is known in Uzbekistan as “Mi Lord.” He downs the Delerium Tremens.

katieKatie Hampton (2012)

Sings like butter, serves chocolate cake, drinks Black IPA.

Lauren Hillman (2010, 2011)

Singer/songwriter who loves everything about the 80’s except they didn’t have her fave beer: Fat Tire.

Darius Holbert (2009, 2013)

Texas-chic recording artist and composer who loves to down the Miller while wearing a purple Speedo and a headdress.

Sarah Holbert (2009, 2013)

During her downtime she works on a 7 foot needlepoint rendition of a frosty draft-poured Stella Artois.

BahadirBahadir Karaorman (2013)

James’s roomate. If you pronounce his name right he’ll share his La Trappe Quadrupel with you….

peggyPeggy Kennedy (2012, 2013)

Dog sitter, walker, rescuer. Aside from her pups, a frosty Alaskan Amber is this woman’s best friend.

willWill Kennedy (2012, 2013)

Record producer, mixer, and engineer. He’ll rock with a mug of Allagash Curieux… but not too close to his custom gear!

Ben Kishaba (2009, 2013)

Walks softly but carries a big guitar. Loves to down the Fat Tire.

Meredith Lavender (2009, 2011)

Singer, screenwriter, and one classy hefeweizen drinking broad.

johannaJohanna McKay (2013)

Prefers vodka and diet Sunkist over beer. She teaches drama to underpriviledged kids, so we forgive her for her horrendous taste in beverages.

Tony Morales (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

Kick ass composer, average bottle blower. Loves the XX Amber and the outtakes.

jamesJames Neil (2012, 2013)

Drummer, cook, doctor of surfing. He’s got a fridge full of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.

Geoff Neri (2010, 2011)

Lawyer by day, musician by night. Found guilty of drinking IPA by a jury of his peers.

mattMatt Palermo (2013)

Has been trying since 1993 to get Bob’s Big Boy drunk off Shiner Bock. Never give up Matt!

KyleKyle Pfister (2013)

Architect, bike nerd, IPA enthusiast. And he was totally checking out Sarah during band rehearsal.

Jo Pusateri (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Drummer and percussionist that is so overqualified for the BBBB that he once played 5 beer bottles.

Eric Robinson (2010)

Mixer, producer, artist who never goes on tour without a cold Fat Tire.

Ed Rogers (2010, 2012)

A Midwestern cat who composes for film, tv, and video games and drinks Newcastle… but not at the same time.

Barent Roth (2010)

An environmentalist to the bone. He’s been known to say, “Thank God beer is vegan.”

Paul Schultz (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

This executive producer was hiking through the snow and… oh never mind. Well one time in a Detroit hotel room… oops, can’t tell that one either. Trust us, he’s great.

JonJon Steinmeier (2013)

A BBBB freshman who is the only band member to ever pull off drinking real beer on camera.

GreggGregg Stewart (2012)

Songwriter, producer, composer. Prefers Delirio Mezcal over beer… one, two, three, floor.

Carrie “Lootch” Swearngin (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Our star high note player was heavily recruited by The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees. Luckily her aversion to sequins and love of beer kept her in the band.

Beth Thornley (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Singer/songwriter who feels fancy when saying “Stella Artois” and happy when she drinks it.

SahiSachi Ujifusa (2010, 2011, almost 2013)

A flutist, singer, and the BBBB’s resident fix-it woman. Been known to get a tad messy with Stella.

Caroline Wilson (2009, 2013)

Sweet Caroline prefers the good ole Miller Lite. But we’ve heard her kitchen sink faucet runs Malibu Rum.

lillyLily Wilson (2012)

Singer/songwriter and photographer. Holds the Guinness World Record for Guinness consumption.

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30 responses to “The Band

  1. Sara

    Just wanted to let you know I facebooked your video and simply wrote “Talent” Seriously. Great friends, good beer, fun times, good music. It makes me want to be your friend. Keep it up. Requests? Moonlight Sonata and California Dreamin.

  2. Cathey

    Enjoyed your “do you hear…” made me smile!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. kathy

    Wonderful!! More please!

  4. rori gordon

    Holiday “Spirit” for sure. Great performance, my guess it took some practice. Might we see you on America’s got talent next season? I think you folks really have something great going on! Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Happy Holidays? Where are you all from?

  5. boB

    Thank you for expanding on the traditional “jug band” concept. Your arrangement is excellent. I truely cannot wait to hear more from you folk. Maybe a CD, or a tour of “fringe” festivals?

  6. john p tretbar

    Do you beer what I beer?

  7. Sarah Williams

    You guys are awesome! Please do more songs! Thanks for the laugh! :))

  8. Q Borden

    I found you guys on you tube! That was just awesome! Merry Christmas!

  9. sara dwyer

    what fun!

  10. simmi

    Great one ! Made me smile 🙂

  11. Tracy

    Very good like the others i would love to hear more..

  12. Dorothy Kilgas

    How delightful! Paul is an old friend of mine! Looks like great fun. I’m sending this to all my friends.

  13. Kim Cantley

    I also found this on YouTube and it definitely put a smile on my face! What a fun idea and a perfect way to “kick back” in time for Christmas. You all should definitely do more songs.

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! And yes, great holiday “spirit.”

  14. Vanessa Hadden

    ULTRA PROPS to KIT! I most certainly know about a gluten-free diet killing my love for beer but never fear Asahi Beer=my love for life 🙂 You guys are awesome! Keep it up!

  15. I just want to hang with you all. Looks like fun!

  16. Val Short

    First saw this on You Tube. What great holiday fun. You’ll be getting calls from the Today show before you know it!

    Best to you and yours, Val

  17. James Jones

    Have you considered recording the song from the Monty Python philosophers’ sketch?

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  19. Wiley Hernando

    As the late Mr. Welk would have said, “a wunnaful, a wunnaful.” Really terrific — a novelty Christmas song with real musicians and real musicianship, beating the dickens out of, say, synthesized dog barking. I look forward to the BBBB triumphal national tour, and televised concert from Yankee Stadium.

  20. The perfect video to end my Christmas with! Thank you–this was a delight!

  21. Patti

    You guys are not only talented but OH MY GOSH FUN! It was a real treat to hear your rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear”…and I can’t wait to dive in and hear what else you have in store for my ears….happy Holidays.

  22. I sent your music to all my friends as my seasonal card this year. Thank you it was so wonderful. Please make a CD!

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  24. This is wonderful. The Bowen name is so powerful. I bring attention to our wonderful name on my radio show and you do so with your musical stylings. Long live the world wide family Bowen!

  25. I think this is a great alternative to those expensive church handbells…

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  27. Ron Weiss

    Hey all… fun. beautiful. thanks for sharing made my day.

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