SoGo Local Music: Life On Hold
This first edition is presented by Kendall in 5 parts featuring her number one (Massachusetts) local pick- Life On Hold.
Life On Hold Indie / Rock band from Billerica, MA
Ally Mahoney (Vocals), Nate Wan (Guitar/Vocals), Chris LaRocque (Guitar/Vocals), Joe Aylward (Bass/Vocals), Steve Aliperta (Drums/Vocals)
You can also hear Life on Hold in the unofficial trailer for “The True-love Tale of Boyfriend & Girlfriend” here!
This band has talent, personality, passion and an ever-evolving sound that keeps fans hungry for more… Not to mention they happen to be the most genuine people you’ll ever meet.
In a few months Life on Hold and I will be performing together in an Oldies concert, so I’ll be spending a lot of time with them. The next four segments of this series re: Life On Hold will include member profiles and histories, video interviews, performance footage and more. I’m certain their passion will strike a chord (ha) with you both musically and on a personal level, and their sense of humor will leave you laughing! Their free-spirit and creative drive will definitely remind you of The Hellick too…
They’re truly spectacular and I can’t wait to show you why. Stay Tuned!
Don’t just take my word for it- Others can back me up- including the New England Patriots?! See below.
THE NOISE MAGAZINE (Boston)
“Never has high-energy punk/pop been spunkier.
Life On Hold at their worst kind of sounds like the punk rock Donnie and Marie. Driving music with great hooks and tight harmonies couldn’t possibly sound sunnier and cheerier than the four songs on this EP. The trouble is, with all the high fructose corn syrup dripping on the eardrums, the songwriting is effervescent and relentlessly memorable. The cynical musician in me wants to hate this as much as all the mindless pabulum played on Mix 98.5, and yet the songs still sound fresh and earnest. Damn you, Life on Hold!! Damn you to hell!” (Joel Simches)
BOSTON MUSIC SPOTLIGHT.COM (Boston)
“Life On Hold, a band that Ricci (and BMS) has nothing but praise for. “I will tell you right now that they are one of the hardest working bands in Boston,” says Ricci. “They get it done and they’re a lot of fun onstage. They are young, but they’re certainly one of the most professional and nicest bands around. They’re really good people, I like them a lot.”
(Jon Ricci of Lansdowne) (article by Jed Heneberry)
10-4 MUSIC (Blog)
“Starting off with a dash of string quartet, The Run-Around EP kicks into some sugary pop punk that could part the clouds on even the gloomiest Boston day. “Forever and Always” as well as “The Greatest Let Down of the Century” are incredibly catchy songs that will keep you awake and singing along like a Halloween sugar high. Throughout “Atlantic Summer”, Ally demonstrates her monster vocal ability while reaching into the listeners chest, giving those heart strings a gentle tug. Following in the footsteps of pop-punk greats, Life On Hold sports some great songwriting and an exciting, engaging live show. Everyone involved has awesome pipes, and they consistently make use of them. With their strong musical skills and sunny dispositions in both their music and their personalities, Life On Hold deserves success.”
(Cooper – 10-4 Music) http://www.tenfourmusic.blogspot.com/