Powderhouse is a female-fronted original rock band from Boston, recently reunited after a 5 year hiatus.
Powderhouse first came together in early 2007, when Teresa approached bassist/producer Ray Boyce and drummer Kevin Moylan to help her record some of her original songs. That led to the formation of Powderhouse, who played their debut gig in May 2007. The band has since played successful shows at top clubs throughout the Boston area, including Church, The Middle East, Hard Rock Café, Precinct, T.T. the Bears Place, Davis Square Theatre, Sally O’Briens, Copperfield’s and Bills Bar. After adding lead guitarist Fred Pickard and keyboardist Art DaPrato to the line-up in 2008, Powderhouse released their full-length debut album, “In The Meantime” in July 2010. The track “Keeping My Heart” was voted onto the Top 5 Local Song Poll on WZLX/Boston Emissions for 4 weeks and songs from the album received airplay on both terrestrial and Internet radio. Positive reviews appeared in The Deli Magazine, Metronome Magazine, The Noise, WomensRadio Music Review and elsewhere. Songs from that debut album also appeared in the soundtrack of the indie film “Wingman” (2011). The band released a follow-up EP entitled “Through The Air” in Nov. 2012, playing lots of shows to support that EP, which also received solid reviews and radio airplay. Powderhouse has been selected to play the International Pop Overthrow Festival 5 times (’09, ’10, ’13, ’16 & ‘17) and was twice featured as the “Soundtrack” artist of the day on NECN’s “The Morning Show”.
The EP “Life in Black and White” was released in September of 2014, which Powderhouse celebrated with a CD release show at The Middle East opening for Lydia Loveless. After a personnel change in 2016 (Steve McDonough replacing founding drummer Kevin Moylan), the band hit the studio to record a batch of new songs. The EP “Spark” was released in November or 2017 (available in all digital formats), produced by Ray Boyce at FOC Studios in Newton MA and mastered by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio in Athens VT. Soon thereafter, the band went on hiatus. But after a 5 year break, the band’s original reunited to perform at the Boston edition of the International Pop Overthrow Festival on Nov. 18, 2022. The band is looking to book more gigs and release new music in 2023. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teresa Mastrorilli – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Ray Boyce – Bass & Vocals
Art DaPrato – Keyboards
Fred Pickard – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Kevin Moylan – Drums
“Powderhouse is an indie rock band that could ride the edge of a few other genres as well, extremely talented and hard to turn off, they will be playing on my iPhone for a while.”
-Jonny Katz, The Boston Local Music Show, UNregularRadio.com
“Jangling, introspective power-pop led by Teresa Mastrorilli’s guileless vocals….this young band has created a solid musical debut (sic) that will act as a fine stepping stone for great things to come.”
– Doug Sloan, Metronome Magazine, Feb. 2013
“…a solidly constructed set of power pop tunes…I like this record very much. While the melodies are all instantly hummable, at no point do they feel derivative or overly familiar. The six songs serve as a nice appetizer. I’m ready for the main course.”
– Kevin Finn, The Noise, March 2013