Holdin’ Back was created specifically as a Bandstand Band in 2013 by seasoned Worcester County Musicians Craig Smith (bass, keys) and Paul “Blakey” Blaquiere (guitar, uke, vocals) to feature “Crowd pleasing” music for all audiences. In 2016, they were joined by vocalist Emma Riffelmacher and drummer Joe Ostrenga.
With Emma as featured vocalist, Holdin’ Back is dedicated to playing great family friendly music for local events and bandstands (New England), festivals (Holden Days – Main Stage, 4th of July Dean Park, Spencer Fair, Sterling Fair), 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 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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