OTB – FALL 16′ RECAP

OTB FALL 16′ RECAP

After an impressive summer of shows and the release of their debut EP “Something In The Water” the boys of Over The Bridge came into the Fall season guns blazing and finished out 2016 with a bang. Smashing 11 shows, in 9 different cities, across three states in New England ending with what may have been the wildest New Year’s Eve Party Minglewood Tavern has ever seen in their hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Following their first headlining spot at The Middle East Downstairs in August, the boys traveled up to Lebanon, NH to perform the “Shish Kebab Shred” at Rusty Berrings Skatepark hosted by DEX Skateboards.

October proved to busy for the team with 6 out of the 11 Fall shows falling within the same month. Starting with a performance at Salem State University’s Homecoming and on to a Charity Poker Run – Cruising For CJ (East Bridgewater, MA) on 10/9, Opening for Passafire at The Middle East with The Elovators (formerly The Cornerstone) on 10/16, and a special live broadcast event from local spirit company Deacon Giles Distillery on 10/18.

The final testaments to their dedication and hard work in 2016 came when the boys were asked to join The Way of Life Tour on select dates 10/28 and 10/30, hosted by The Hangover Pub alongside The Voice’s Sammy James, and the legend Opie Ortiz (renowned Sublime tattoo artist and former member of Long Beach Dub Allstars), with comedian Paul Virzi traveling to Portland, ME and Salem, MA filming their pilot for reality television shot and directed by Johnny Hickey (Oxymorons, Habit) and Keith Shaffer of Moodswing Moving Pictures.

The months of November and December were painted green. Over The Bridge was asked to be a part of OTAV’s “Cultivate Compassion” event supporting MMJ with Roots of Creation on 11/12 (Groveland, MA) then returned to New Hampshire to perform The NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally Fundraiser at Shaking It Trading Post (Hooksett, NH), and finally 12/4 at The New England Grassroots Institute Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser (Randolph, MA).

Ending the year in true OTB fashion the boys returned to their hometown of Gloucester, MA for the first time since September for an epic New Years Eve Party at local music hotspot Minglewood Tavern.

With 2016 now in the rearview, the boys show no sign of slowing moving full steam ahead in 2017 with whispers of a new album in the works, and the group’s first official East Coast Tour set to kick off this summer.

To keep up with the band and stay up to date on the latest news and show announcements follow them on your favorite social media pages @OTBTunes !

(Photo’s by: Ryan Burgess of Burger Snaps)

 

OTB *HEADLINES* THE MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS

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About 4 months ago, in the midst of the scramble to complete their debut EP “Something In The Water” Over The Bridge was entered into a poll by The Middle East & Secret Sessions Boston asking the city what local band they would like to see open for Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad on 4/20 during their Boston stop on the Where There’s Smoke Tour. With over 800+ votes the fellas won themselves the opportunity, that left a lasting impact on the venue.

Fast forward to August 5th following the release of the EP on July 16th and it seems there is no stopping the boys from the island of Gloucester, MA in their quest to spread love, music, and bring a good time to every city they visit. They’ve played shows spanning across their home state of Massachusetts all summer long, graced the airwaves with a live performance on WEMF Radio’s The Underbelly, had tunes played on WAAF, Evolvement Radio, and even an exclusive single release with the well known Boston social blog Know Your Scene.

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Presented by WEMF Radio & Music IDB tomorrow night, Saturday August 6th, at The Middle East Downstairs, Over The Bridge HEADLINES that same club they performed as openers just a few short months ago and it is shaping up to be one for the books. The rockin’ line up of Boston area bands includes: Joe Froeber & The Drunken Monkeys, James McCarthy, I, Pistol,  The Hard Clean, and Jones Landing.

 

 

Tickets are on sale now and are $10 in advanced and $12 at the door. Check out the Facebook event page or purchase your tickets by following the links below!

 

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OTB ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND FIRST LOOK AT THEIR DEBUT EP “SOMETHING IN THE WATER”

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JULY 16TH! “Something in the Water” EP Release!

Artwork By: Ty Calitri

You’ve been following the boys of Over The Bridge for over a year now. You’ve seen them in action, you’ve helped them earn the chance to open for big names like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, perform stages such as New Hampshire Hempfest & Freedom Rally, and you’ve seen their posts and pictures documenting their progress, hard work and dedication to carefully crafting their original tunes. The time has come to finally share their music with the world for all to hear!

Today the OTB camp is formally announcing the name, track list, and release date for their highly anticipated freshman EP “Something in the Water”. On July 16th, 2016 they will be releasing the EP for purchase EXCLUSIVELY right here at www.OTBTunes.com and stream at Soundcloud.com/OTBTunes! The date will also mark their first merch release right here at the OTB Merch Store!

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A RELEASE DATE FOR THE DEBUT EP?!?

Photo By: David Fanning

After what has been a wild ride of a year filled with plenty of peaks and valleys writing, performing, recording, and crafting their collection of 6 original tunes, the debut EP from Over The Bridge is finally on its way!  The 6 tracks after being recorded over 65 hours at Kissy Pig Studios spent over a month with the orange soda loving guru Tim Phillips of Phillips Sound being mixed and are finally heading into the mastering phase! This will be the first official studio record for them, and there have been some whispers of a June release date among the boys. The self- funded, recorded, produced, and written project couldn’t have come at a better time.

This coming Monday 5/16 the group releases the first half of their 2016 summer show line up which includes a series of North Shore Massachusetts home-based performances spread out across 7 different venues from June into July.

With a new EP on the horizon, and the summer course charted. OTB is ready to set sail this summer! Follow @otbtunes on Instagram and Twitter and “Over The Bridge” on the Bandsintown App to keep up with all of the latest from the OTB camp.

 

 

 

 

JUST ANNOUNCED! OVER THE BRIDGE WINS POLL TO OPEN FOR GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD on 4/20

This February The Middle East Restaurant and Night Club posted a poll asking Boston what local band they’d like to see open for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on 4/20 for the Boston stop on their #WhereTheresSmoke Tour! After over a month of voting, with an astounding amount of votes the community spoke and the winners were announced! Over The Bridge & Straight Up will be co-openers for OTB’s first time EVER performing the venue, on such a special night! Discounted Pre-sale tickets are on sale NOW! You can get yours on our website, or online here:TICKETS! OR in person at The Middle East box office!

 

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