Upcoming Gigs Summer 2016
August 26, Friday, Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction 8-11
October 21, Friday, Rock for a Cure, Reel Cafe, Wilmington 7-10
Book the Schoolboys for festivals, parties, weddings, or other events.
Call Bill at 910-470-3105 or email us using the form below.
CLICK the BUTTON above to hear the Schoolboys "Old School" CD and our live performance at Mayfaire Concert series (2013) on Soundcloud.
CLICK PICTURES BELOW to hear the Schoolboys on 'Are We There Yet' Radio - songs and interview & our Teal TV Jam.
...are UNCW's unofficial faculty rock band - educators by day and rockers by night.
The 'Boys have been playing classic, Southern and blues rock since about 1998 from one end of the Cape Fear to the other. Formed to play at a faculty/staff talent show, the band has continued their adventure playing weddings, birthdays, pubs, bars, restaurants, Kentucky Derby parties and 7 Rock for a Cure fundraisers - anywhere with an electrical outlet and a need to rock. Grey around the edges but young at heart, the Schoolboys continue amazing their students who are impressed that "Hey, you guys don't suck."
Here's the band line-up:
Rick Olsen sings lead and plays keyboard and harmonica. His blues-tinged voice really shines with the band's covers of artists like Joe Cocker and Marc Broussard.
Frank Trimble sings lead and plays guitar. He is our main vocal arranger and his versatile tenor voice brings incredible range to songs by groups such as the Eagles, Three Dog Night and our more contemporary covers like Paolo Nutini.
Bill Bolduc plays lead guitar and sings with the sincere appeal of rock's old souls. A devoted student of six-string TRUTH, Bill nails the sweet spots and blue notes with smooth versatility and joy while adding a bit of get-down funk to the mix. His eclectic tastes run widely, embracing everything from Stealers Wheel to the Allman Bros., from Chuck Berry to Springsteen. Link to Bill's Faculty Webpage.
James Hunt has provided the beat for the 'Boys since the earliest days. "Adaptable" best describes James' style as he applies his steady beats and fun digressions to everything from '60s ballads to The Beatles to Tom Petty. King of the "arena-ending" James brings vigor and fire to the back beat.
Bill DiNome lays down the bass lines like no other. A musician's musician, Bill is a super arranger who has added significant texture to the band's arrangements. Finding a way to weave the Shaft bass line into a CCR classic is nothing short of amazing. In fact, like Shaft, BD is cool, smooth and powerful.