J-Roddy Walston and the Business

Meet The Band

In The Mix

October 12, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Steve Colmus, drums; J-Roddy Walston, piano, guitars and vocals; Zack Westphal, bass and vocals; Billy Gordon, guitar and vocals

Founded in --2001

Style --rock

Influenced by --Mungo Jerry, the Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Huey Lewis and the News, Randy Newman, Little Feat

Notable --The band is shopping its first full-length album, Hail Megaboys. Westphal works at a guitar store where a guy comes in frequently to play songs and jot down a set list for an imaginary show, Walston said. One of his songs was called "Hail Megaboys," a name Walston and the band decided to adopt for their album.

Quotable --"We just thought [Hail Megaboys] was a really awesome combination of words," Walston said. "I was like, `This is appropriate for our record.' I got pumped up. ... I kind of would like people to consider us the Megaboys of rock 'n' roll."

Hear J-Roddy Walston and the Business Saturday at the Talking Head Club, 203 Davis St. $8. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 410-962-5588 or go to talkingheadclub .com. The band: myspace.com/jroddy.


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