The Porchistas, born on a porch in Montclair, NJ, play Lyrically driven Rock, with Folk, Punk, and Pop Flavors.
They were recently chosen the top indie rock act in the state of NJ by the JAM Awards (NJ Acoustic Music Awards)
Their influences include Ween, Newman and Nilsson, The Flaming Lips, Rancid & Leonard Cohen.
Songwriter, vocalist, electric guitarist and producer Adam "Devil Hands" Falzer, a Montclair townie, studied Music Synthesis at Berklee School of Music, plays memorable, melodic leads and hard rhythms -
Gerry Griffin's been playing the bass since he was 15 years old. He's played in several bands over the years including the ALIEN SLAVES, Baked Fresh Daily and Mojo Edge. Gerry records and produces music at his studio, the Temple of Tuneage.
Drummer Jonathon Riordan. Jon has been making a name for himself with NJ musicians for the past 15 years. He's racked up a lot of experience playing with bands spanning many genres. He is now happy to finally find himself while sitting behind the kit backing up his favorite people/musicians: The Porchistas
Alan "Sucia" Smith, songwriter, vocalist, and acoustic guitarist, learned to play music from his neighbor and was drawn to songwriting through his oddball life experiences. When he's not pushing local music, he might be found building houses out of poo and bamboo in a remote, tropical farm town.
The Porchistas have released four records in four years and are currently working on another full length CD -
"Yemaya" March 2010
"Save the Earth" April 2011
"The Baby Album" June 2012
"The Porchistas - Live" April 2013
The song "Hope for the Flowers" is a tribute to the adult/children's book by the same name written by Trina Paulus www.hopefortheflowers.org