Friends With Benefits
Amy's flagship band, Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits (FWB) play early blues and jazz -infused folky Americana with a funky edge and an upbeat female-powered message, strongly drawing from Amy's original music. Our New Orleans, ragtime-influenced instrumentation varies from show to show, but typically consists of ukulele, upright bass, trombone, and washboard percussion.
Vintage and modern blues with sass and class. Tiger Moan is typically a 5-6 piece band with keys, drums, horns and Amy on vocals, harmonica, and ukulele or tenor guitar. Tiger Moan was founded as a blues dance band to perform for Sweet Molasses Blues and has been playing a first Sunday residency at the Burren Backroom Series since early 2022.
Performing the music of the 20s and 30s with an updated twist (and some retrofitted covers in the vein of Post Modern Jukebox), the Four-String Serenaders are a 3-4 piece band featuring ukulele and upright bass, along with a horn or two, or small format percussion.
The Mezzcats specialize in playing 30s-40s swing music for dancers. The band features upright bass, clarinet, trumpet, and keys played by some of Boston's top swing jazz cats.