Holdin’ Back was created specifically as a Bandstand Band in 2013 by seasoned Worcester County Musicians Craig Smith and Paul “Blakey” Blaquiere to feature “Crowd pleasing” music for all audiences. In 2016, they were joined by Emma Riffelmacher and Joe Ostrenga.
With Emma as featured vocalist, Holdin’ Back is dedicated to playing great Outdoor music for local bandstands (New England), festivals (Holden Days – Main Stage 2018, 4th of July Dean Park 2019), retirement communities during the “off season”, and private or Corporate functions. HB’s music appeals to all audiences with a repertoire of “Feel Good” Rock ‘n’ Roll, Oldies, Patriotic tunes, Sing-Alongs, and Classics.
Holdin’ Back has been chosen twice as a 2019 Finalist by Charter Cable TV’s WooTube Video Competition amongst the Best Bands in New England! They have also been guests on the “Hank Stoltz Experience” ( Charter TV).
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