!! Available for Holiday Parties, Have a ball with the best party band in Northeast Pa !!
!! Please check out our newest video titled "Wedding Ceremony Bluegrass Style" if you are looking for ceremony or cocktail music !!
Hi, we are THE HOME TOWN BOYZ and we play a variety of country, bluegrass, classic rock and more. We are very audience friendly and a lot of fun. Heck, even Elvis makes an appearance at all of our shows. We play the good old 50's and 60's rock n roll and country along with some great fiddle and banjo bluegrass tunes and some 70's and 80's tunes mixed in for fun. . Five seasoned musicians, you will be very happy with us. We love parties, clambakes, festivals, fairs, weddings, etc. We may even make the audience laugh with a joke or two. We promise a good time. Everyone in the band is super friendly and very easy to work with. Our desire is to give you 110% of our energy, passion and heart. We will work super hard for your event and we promise to bring a lot of smiles and fun to your crowd. We are very versatile with our sound. We can jump from bluegrass to country to rock n roll and more. Of course we will always work with you to play what you would like to hear. We can get the crowd dancing all night with our guitar and fiddle tunes and we can bring out the slow dancing couples with some cheek to cheek ballads. We are very professional in our approach. We will arrive early, dress appropriately for the occasion, and play as long as you need us to.
All five of us play music and perform because we absolutely love it. We don't consider this work or a job, it is a labor of love and a privilege to play at someone's event. please check us out, you will be very happy with us.. . we promise...thanks
here is a little introduction to the band members:
Mike Haduck sings and plays a variety of instruments. He uses several vintage Gretsch guitars on the rock n roll numbers and he plays the fiddle and banjo when we play country and bluegrass. Mike has recorded in Nashville and toured solo in Europe. Mike is a United States Navy veteran. He works as a stone mason. He studied constitutional law and also obtained a real estate broker's license.
Ed Haduck sings and plays a Fender bass. Ed is a veteran of the United States Army. He spent the majority of his working career at the Tobyhanna Army depot. Ed is married to Char and they have one son.
Jim Reap plays drums and sings backing vocals. Jim is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Forestry. He is an officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Jim is an avid outdoorsman. He is married to Sue and they have five children, three girls and two boys.
Mike Lavelle sings and plays tambourine, washboard, harmonica and cowbell. Mike also does a great Elvis impersonation. He will put on the Elvis persona and will belt out Hound Dog, My Way, Suspicious Minds, etc. Always a crowd favorite, Mike has a larger than life personality. Mike will sing God Bless America at the end of each show.
Joe Sweeney sings and plays guitar. Joe will use a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster on the rock n roll songs and switch to an Alvarez acoustic on the country and bluegrass songs. Joe graduated from Johnson College with an electronics degree. He is a voice and data technician in the telecommunications industry. Joe is married to Kathleen. They have four children, all boys.
Please see our reviews and we can provide many references upon request
Our resume includes a year of performances at Mt Airy Casino and 20 years of parties, weddings, picnics, etc.
Please check our videos and song list
!!! We can also give you a neat little 3 piece bluegrass show for your wedding cocktail hour !!!
also available for smaller plays as Mike Haduck band
Mike, Ed, Jim, Mike, Joe
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Sweet PeaAmos Lee
House of the Rising SunAnimals
Eight Days a WeekBeatles
I Saw her Standing ThereBeatles
Twist and ShoutBeatles
I Started A JokeBee Gees
Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
Old Time Rock n RollBob Seger
Act NaturallyBuck Owens
Oh BoyBuddy Holly
Peggy SueBuddy Holly
Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins
Will the Circle be UnbrokenCarter Family
Bad Moon RisinCCR
Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry
Hot Rod LincolnCommader Cody
Rebel RebelDavid Bowie
Make the World Go AwayEddy Arnold
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
All I Have to do is DreamEverly Brothers
Blueberry HillFats Domino
Beverly HillbilliesFlatt and Scruggs
Dueling BanjosFlatt and Scruggs
Friends in Low PlacesGarth Brooks
Amarillo by MorningGeorge Strait
Keep Your Hands to YourselfGeorgia Satellites
Breakup SongGreg Kiln Band
Move it on OverHank Williams
You Win AgainHank Williams
I Cant Help it if I'm Still in Love with youHank Williams
Family TraditionHank Williams Jr.
I'm so miserable without you (it's just like having you around)Hometown Boyz
Washboard BoogieHometown Boyz
God Bless AmericaIrving Berlin
Big JohnJimmy Dean
I Hear You KnockinJoe Walsh
SleepwalkJohnny and Santo
Boy Named SueJohnny Cash
Folsom PrisonJohnny Cash
I Walk the LineJohnny Cash
Ring of FireJohnny Cash
Tom DooleyKingston Trio
Dead SkunkLouden Wainwright
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Sknyrd
Rocky TopOsborne Bros
Tennessee WaltzPatti Page
My WayPaul Anka
Garden PartyRick Nelson
King of the RoadRoger Miller
Its All Over NowRolling Stones
Pretty WomanRoy Orbison
Black Magic WomanSantana
Pride and JoyStevie Ray Vaughn
Rock This TownStray Cats
Stray Cat StrutStray Cats
Green Green Grass of HomeTom Jones
Hanky PankyTommy James and the Shondells
Jenny Jenny 867-5309Tommy Tutone
Ghost Riders in the Skytraditional
Orange Blossom Specialtraditional
Rollin in My Sweet Babys Armstraditional
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Walk Don't RunVentures
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison
Blue Eyes Crying in the RainWillie Nelson
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
...and many more...
Classic Rock Band
Honky Tonk Band
$300 - $1200
vocals, banjo, fiddle
everyone from the Beatles to Willie Nelson to Elvis Presley
Concert in Easton, PA on 10/27/2013
"They were fantastic. My customers enjoyed listening to them. I will definitely have them back next season."
- Kathryn R.
Festival in Weatherly, PA on 09/15/2013
"Great music, very good to work with, perfect band for Eckley. Hope to have more music events in the future and have them back."
- Bode M.
Picnic in Wyalusing, PA on 09/14/2013
"Nothing to say but good in every way possible. Many good comments from the people in attedance"
- George T.
Club Event in Blossburg, PA on 08/31/2013
"MY experience with The HomeTown Boyz was excellent. We are having them back next year and maybe sooner if schedules permit!!!"
- Mary W.
Wedding Reception in Honey Brook, PA on 08/17/2013
"The Hometown Boyz are the best! They played at our daughter's wedding reception and everyone loved them and had a great time! They played a great mix of music from bluegrass to Elvis. They're all so friendly and easy to work with. They helped to make it a perfect evening. I highly recommend this band! "
- Mindy J.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Smallwood, NY on 08/10/2013
"We hired the Hometown Boyz for our outdoor/barn wedding on August 10th. We asked them to do music for our ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors before we switched to a DJ for the later parts. I honestly wish we had kept this band for the whole night. They were perfect and exactly what we had in mind. I requested 2 classical songs to be played and they played them both beautifully. Then, we gave them free rein for the cocktail hour and everyone loved them, I got compliments all night. They did exactly what we had agreed on and they did it very well. If anyone is looking for a professional friendly and affordable bluegrass band I cant recommend them more highly. "
- Greg And Ellie M.
Picnic in Hamlin, PA on 07/19/2013
"They were wonderful. Great music for the senior citizens, played all their favorites. Very pleasant with the crowd. "
- Debbie B.
Private Party in Jermyn, PA on 04/20/2013
"We were THRILLED with THE HOMETOWN BOYZ! Here's a group who abounds with talent, versatility, professionalism, and a clear intent to make our party one to remember. Even though equipped with powerful amplifiers, they maintained a sound level that brought many comments from partygoers such as "These guys are great; yet we could still carry on a convesation at our table!" The dance floor was full all night. The playlist varied widely from oldies to rock to ballads to country to you name it; and the mix was fast to slow in response to the group's wishes. The consensus of our group is that THE HOMETOWN BOYZ will be asked to help us have a good time next year!"
- Howard G.
Graduation Party in Lewisburg, PA on 05/19/2012
"This was the perfect band for our event! They were talented, their song selection was appropriate, they were humorous and good-natured, they were flexible and willing to do so much to ensure that everyone at our party had a great time. They played requests and truly enjoyed it when everyone danced, clapped, and sang along. They made our event a very special occasion and I would not hesitate to hire them again or to recommend them to others. We love the Hometown Boyz!"
In addition to Scranton, The Hometown Boyz will also travel to Olyphant, Dickson City, Jessup, Peckville, Archbald, Elmhurst, Chinchilla, Clarks Summit, Ransom, Taylor, Waverly, Jermyn, Moscow, Moosic, Old Forge, Dalton, Lake Ariel, Pittston, Carbondale, La Plume
and many other locations in and around the Scranton area.
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