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An original funk band from the seacoast of New Hampshire. The band was formed in 2019 and has been bringing the party wherever they go.
With Andrew M. on drums/ percussion, Blake J. on bass, Joey B. on keys and vocals, Jeremy M. on Guitar, Brian H. on brass and Ari L. on sax. This band will leave you speechless as you hear their music transcend genre and shape shift from soulful ballads to high energy funk and Hip-hop. The Bulkheads have played and collaborated with regional jazz bands, poets, hip hop artists, and have opened for national acts such as the Soul Rebels, The Palmer Squares and Dave Gutter!
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Exeter Arts & Music Festival, Staff Member
I hired these guys for the Exeter Arts & Music Fest and they DELIVERED.... vibe, musicianship, energy and professionalism.
Meet The Bulkheads
Jeremy B. Morse | Guitarist
Morse grew up on a wooded, rocky New Hampshire hillside where the music from his family stereo bounced off the trees reverberating into the night. After catching The Beatles “bug”, he spent his adolescence learning Neil Young songs, Santana licks, and performing at every family or school gathering that would have him. Jeremy performed in jazz bands and combos during and after college. Jeremy brings the right touch to the band’s sound, from soaring high notes and tasty chords, to a choppy rhythm.
Joey Bonenfant | Keys
Bonenfant, a rather funky individual, was raised on legends like Billy Joel and James Taylor. From age 5 he was classically trained on piano. By age 10 he self-taught guitar, drums, and saxophone in the school band. Joey also sang in multiple bands ranging from folk, rock, funk, reggae, blues and soul. After a decade studying different styles and covering countless albums—he is now writing original material, such as upbeat party funk songs for The Bulkheads and developing his first solo album.
Ari Landau | Saxophone
From the young age of 10 years old Ari Landau has been playing saxophone with inspiration from performers such as Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, John Coltrane and many others. Playing in not only the high school marching band but pursuing his passion through the UMass Lowell marching band and getting a degree in sound recording technology as well. Since graduating he has continued to find other professional careers while still working towards making his saxophone skills escalate as high as they can.
Brian House | Brass/Percussion
BHouse grew up in the suburbs or Providence RI. listening to the sounds of Hal Crook and all the various horn bands that RI and MA had to offer. After graduating from Berklee College of Music he toured with NE reggae band Spiritual Rez for several years and joined Badfish for a national tour. Deeply rooted in reggae funk, he brings the love and energy for the healing of the nations through music.
Blake Jennings | Bass
Raised on the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire, Jennings is a self-taught musician. His experience ranges in Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Alto Saxophone. After years of playing in local bands, collaborating with hip hop artists, and producing electronic music, in 2019 he became the Bass player and one of the founding members of The Bulkheads. From thick driving bass lines, to low ambient tones and tie-dyed funk licks, Blake is always universe hopping with diverse sounds, and mixed genre vibes.
Andrew Morrissey | Percussion
At age 10, music became a lifestyle—determination left him perfecting technique, musicianship and fluency nonstop. Andrew led his High School marching band’s percussion for two out of four years and placed in the 2013 WGI World Champions for percussion ensemble. Inspired by Neil Peart, Benny Grebb, Tony Royster JR., and Larnell Lewis, he enjoys the complexity of simplicity. Touring and playing for 10 years and session drumming for 5 years.
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