Meet the Band / Boister

Meet the Band

FYI: pop culture news

March 25, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Anne Watts, vocals, piano and accordion; Craig Considine, trombone; Charles Freeman, bass; Curt Heavey, guitar; Lyle Kissack, drums; Denis Malloy, bass clarinet.

Founded in: 1998

Style: neo-cabaret / art-rock

Influenced by: Thelonious Monk

Notable: Boister has never gigged overseas, but the band has been an international success since 1998, when its first album was released in Europe and Japan.

And in the near future, the foreign press who raved for years about the group's musical stylings may finally get a chance to hear them live: Boister will soon be planning a European tour to support its fourth release, Les Foules En Amour.

Quotable: Watts on their success in the international market: "We have this sort of long-distance love affair with our fans. It's such a sweet feeling knowing that somebody is on the other side of the planet and listening to our songs and getting it."

Check out Boister on Saturday at the Roots Cafe. New York-based act Pinataland is also billed. Doors open just before the 8 p.m. performance. Tickets are $8. The Roots Cafe is in St. John's United Methodist Church, at 27th and St. Paul streets. For more information, call 410-880-3883 or visit www.rootscafe.org. Boister will also play April 9 at Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for all others. Creative Alliance is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creative alliance.org.

For more information on Boister, visit www.boister.net.

To see the archive of profiled artists, visit baltimoresun.com / meettheband

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