Wednesday Night Music Byte

Ernie and the Automatics are an original rock band with a bluesy edge, based in Boston, Massachusetts. The band has six members. Barry Goudreau (guitar) and Sib Hashian (drums) are both former members of the multi-platinum selling band Boston. Tim Archibald (bass) and Brian Maes (keyboards and lead vocals) are both former members of RTZ and Peter Wolf’s House Party Five, and are Berklee alumni. Michael “Tunes” Antunes (saxophone) is an original member of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and also appeared in the movie Eddie and the Cruisers. Ernie Boch, Jr. (guitar) graduated from Berklee College of Music. The band first played the “Reel Blues Fest” on August 2, 2006 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA. They primarily play in New England. Ernie and the Automatics released their first original studio CD, “Low Expectations” (on Open E Records), in February 2009. It was produced by Brian Maes, mixed by Bob St. John, and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

This is a music video of Ernie and the Automatics playing their newest single, The Good Times (Never Last). Listen closely and you will recognize the signature 1970’s Boston sound from Barry Goudreau’s guitar.


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Posted on October 21, 2009, in Songs, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Quite a line up of musicians.

  2. it’s not just the Boston guitar sound, it’s also the Boston vocal style, with more of a ‘recorded live’ feel. And the song definitely reminds you of “Rock and roll band”.

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