Sweetmeat and the Silverfish is Nantucket Island’s most exciting new rock band since Mountain!

Island brothers Victor & Ben Ferrantella along with their cousin, Michael Stefanski and lifelong friend Chris Beamish are creating big waves on a small island in the North Atlantic!

Can't Start
A song about our troubled times. "Killing in the name of God isn't right!"



Acoustic Alternative Rock
h h

Fallen




Alternative
h h

Constantly
I was once consumed with walking in a straight line. I’m crooked as a drunken snake.



Acoustic Rock
h h

Texas
When the oil fields all run dry, I say we send it back to Mexico.



Alternative
h h

Too Much Talk
You can talk the talk, now baby let me see you walk!



Alternative
h h

Burden Under the Sun




Alternative
h h

Grey Mourning
Too sad for today.



Alternative
h h

Grip of Winter




Alternative
h h

Get Outa My Face (Live in the Studio)
Recorded live in Garden Rock Studios on Nantucket Island!



Alternative
h h

DMD Compact Disc Online
Sweetmeat and the Silverfish
Sweetmeat and the Silverfish is Nantucket Island’s most exciting new rock band since Mountain! Island brothers Victor & Ben Ferrantella along with their cousin, Michael Stefanski and lifelong friend Chris Beamish are creating big waves on a small island in the North Atlantic!

Rock  info  


Comments                                                Add new Comment   View All

IndieMusicPeople.com                ©2015-2016 Indie Music People             All Rights Reserved





























































Like (link to) this page Stream AllIndieMusicPeople.com      

Nantucket Island MA United States http://indiemusicpeople.com/uploads2/Sweetmeat_and_the_Silverfish_-_Rocks_small.JPG
Photo Gallery Blog PM ArtistMail

Last logged in: 7/9/2009 4:11:06 PM         Pageviews:  7229
* Your song 'Fallen' has just been added to Hit Beast station!
* Your song 'Fallen' has just been added to Intriguing Mysterioso station!
* Your song 'Constantly' has just been added to Liverpool Rocks station!
* Your song 'Constantly' has just been added to Under My Thumb station!
* Your song 'Constantly' has just been added to Excellante tunular station!
* Your song 'Texas' has just been added to Faces and Places station!
* Your song 'Texas' has just been added to Excellante tunular station!
* Your song 'Too Much Talk' has just been added to Tropical Escape station!
* Your song 'Too Much Talk' has just been added to BBS RADIO station!
* Your song 'Burden Under the Sun' has just been added to Gibby's Biggies station!
* Your song 'Too Much Talk' has just been added to Gibby's Biggies station!
* Your song 'Burden Under the Sun' has just been added to Raymond Porters New Songs Station station!
* Your song 'Burden Under the Sun' has just been added to Raymond Porters Weekly Playlist station!
* Your song 'Burden Under the Sun' has just been added to Rays Subterranean 40 station!
* Your song 'Grey Mourning' has just been added to Raymond Porters New Songs Station station!
* Your song 'Grey Mourning' has just been added to more and more hits station!
Name       Link
Msg  Go!

INQUIRER & MIRROR

Sweetmeat and the Silverfsih
By Joshua Balling
I&M Senior Writer

Sweetmeat and the Silverfish know their way around a recording studio. They should, since the island band has had almost unlimited access to one since they formed two years ago.

Nick Ferrantella, the father of two members of the band – Victor and Ben Ferrantella – a drummer and the former tour manager of Foreigner and Mountain who from time to time sat in with The Leslie West Band, built a recording studio on his Ticcoma Way property several years ago and records a number of bands there, including popular island bluegrass group Eelgrass. He also produced the soundtrack for "Last Call," John Stanton's documentary film on the seminal Main Street bar, The Bosun's Locker.

On Saturday, Sweetmeat and the Silverfish – with Victor Ferrantella on piano and vocals, Ben Ferrantella on drums, their cousin Mike Stefanski on guitar and vocals, and Chris Beamish on bass – will release the first CD they cut in that same studio, at an afternoon celebration at Cisco Brewery.

"It's a little backwards. Most bands play clubs, then write and record songs. These guys slowly developed with Victor and Mike writing songs, and grew as a band from there. This band has lot of studio time, which is unusual. They have a very good work ethic in the studio. It takes an entirely different discipline than playing on stage to perform well."

That work ethic has paid off. Already known for the spontaneity of their live shows, Sweetmeat's 12-track self-titled CD is a more introspective, reggae- and ska-influenced package that showcases Stefanski and Ferrantella's songwriting abilities and all four band members' musicianship.

"The piano and acoustic guitar in the recordings creates that style. It is a little different from that on stage. A lot of the tracks are based around the acoustic guitar and piano," Nick Ferrantella said.

Victor agreed. "I do lot of my writing based around a piano sound. When you go electric, things change."

The band plays one cover song – Mountain's "Nantucket Sleighride" – but everything else is original.

"Some are a little more rock-influenced, some a little more reggae-influenced," Victor Ferrantella said. "It really changes from song to song."

Victor Ferrantella and Stefanski, have been playing together since high school, when Stefanski's family would come to the island from Plymouth during the summer.

When it came to forming a band a little over two years ago, the two had already built a repertoire of original rock tunes they had written together.

Beamish, a Nantucket firefighter, started playing with the band around the same time, and said that Victor and company essentially taught him how to play.

Ben "Sweetmeat" Ferrantella, has been playing drums for about five years.

"Ben was always kind of tagging along, and he didn't really play the drums yet at the beginning, but once he figured it out, he became our drummer," Victor said. "It was a natural fit for Chris to hop in and play bass. He's been a friend forever."

The band has at least one heavy hitter in their corner.

"Mick Jones of Foreigner was here last summer, and came into the studio. He thought the band and music had great potential, but other than that, there's been no real interest in the industry," Nick Ferrantella said.

But that's OK. "The independent artist has a lot better chance today than they used to," he continued. "Bands had to be road warriors then to get an audience. It was never possible in the past to look up an artist on the Internet and download songs. This album is a musical snapshot in time they can take with them to the next project and have forever. Someday it will seem dated."

"When you break it down, at this level it is all about having family and friends like one or two of your songs and music. The trick is getting people to listen."
BBS RADIO
Tropical Escape
Excellante tunular
Under My Thumb
Gibby's Biggies
Hit Beast
more and more hits
Intriguing Mysterioso
Liverpool Rocks

Station Links
Under My Thumb   http://iacmusic.com/stations/KIAC6094.htm
Under My Thumb  
Under My Thumb  
Liverpool Rocks  
Intriguing Mysterioso  
Hit Beast  
Excellante tunular   Thank you for adding our music!
Excellante tunular   Thanks for playing our music!
Tropical Escape  
Tropical Escape  
Tropical Escape  
Tropical Escape  
BBS RADIO  
Heavy Rotation  
Page Links
Sweetmeat and the Silverfish  

10/23/2010 8:42:35 PM
Last pageview at: 5/27/2017 4:57:39 AM
Pageviews: 7229



www.myspace.com/sweetmeatandthesilverfish.com
www.sweetmeatandthesilverfish.com

Sweetmeat and the Silverfish