The Loomers are a band of friends who have been passionate about making music an integral part of our hectic, full-time lives for almost 25 years. Our songbook is a trip through the American musical landscape –– infused with the classic sounds of driving rock, heartland folk, rock & soul, and retro-1980s pop –– filled with the joy, hope, sorrow and wonder of growing older.
Our musical family has expanded over the years. These days it’s comprised of JON SVETKEY (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, songs), EVERETT PENDLETON (electric guitar, harmony vocals), JACK CAVALIER (bass guitar, harmony vocals), MICHAEL CAHILL (drums), ROB LAURENS (keyboards), HEATHER QUAY (harmony vocals), and TOM SIMONS (electric guitar). Occasionally some of our incredible friends — like Jeff Isen (guitar, mandolin, trombone), Jakub Trasak (violin), Josh Kantor (keyboards) or Jim Wooster (electric guitar) — will sit in with us.
Some cool things we’ve been lucky enough to do over the years: we backed John Mellencamp at a party at the 2004 Democratic National Convention; performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fenway Park, The House of Blues, Club Passim, The Somerville Theatre, and CBGBs, among many venues; and, we won the Berklee College Of Music “Battle Of The Executive Bands” twice. We’ve released five albums — Reeling Down A Road (2010), Tomorrow Today (2006), SHINE (2004), Simple As That (1998) and escalation(1997) — and our songs have been played on CBS, Cinemax, MTV, NBC, & PBS, as well as internationally online and on cable. We have been immensely honored to have performed at events that have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities big and small.