The Townies were formed in 2008 when former Between Dreams members Dave Shorey, Jeff Bacon and Jim McAllister reunited and added a new rhythm section of Scott Denham on bass and Gordon Smith on drums. Between Dreams had a productive run from 1990-1995 where they released two records Victim’s of Joanne and Shiver, both recorded and produced in Boston by Epic-CBS Record's recording artist Dave Martin from the successful Boston band O-Positive (www.opositive.com). Their 1995 album Shiver was the first recording project by the successful chain record store/music label Bull Moose Music.
Between Dreams (myspace.com/betweendreamsrock) performed over 200 shows including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston and even the world famous CBGB’s rock club in New York City. Between Dreams music was used exclusively for the American Ski Company (Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Killington) and their 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 advertising campaigns, including radio and TV ads that played over 1000 times in New England and beyond. Between Dreams music was featured in the Diamond Star Production Film "What About Me" in 2002 and on the Boston television program “Chronicle” WCVB-Boston in 2001. Also, noted as "Portland Maine's Best Band" in the Casco Bay Weekly, 1995.
The Townies recently performed to a nearly sold out crowd at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston and have just completed their debut record entitled “one for the Ditch” produced by Dave Ingham and Dave Martin of O-Positive (Epic-CBS Records) fame and recorded in Newton, Massachusetts at Shuzbut Studios. Doug Cowan of Portland Maine’s Bullyclub/ Welterweight (myspace.com/bullyclub) and Jose Ayerve of Northampton Mass’s Spouse (spousemusic.com) make guest appearances on the record. Cowan, who was also a member of Between Dreams, co-wrote a song for the record and has joined the band as well.
The Townies re-vamped their line up in April 2010 by adding a diamond in the rough bassist, Sean W. Hennessy. Hennessy played professionally in the 80s and 90s with the successful band Waxing Poetics (www.waxingpoetics.net) based in Norfolk Virginia and was signed by Emergo ~ MCA Records. They recorded several albums, the first of which was produced by Mike Mills of REM and Mitch Easter of Let's Active. They played arena shows with the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, 10,000 Maniacs, cracked the Billboard Top 200 Charts while also having a video on MTV. Hennessy is a professional photographer and runs a tv/film production company. He shot and produced the first video for The Townies new single “Superblonde” from the new album “one for the Ditch”.