Nippertown plays “Five Firsts” with The Valet

The Valet – photo by Cliff Spencer



The folks over at the Albany area blog Nippertown have a feature called “Five Firsts” where they ask folks coming into town to play gigs the same five “musical first” questions. This week they asked Our Valet, Fred Boak, to play along – and they […]

Chandler Travis Would Rather Be Booed Than Ignored After Many Years Being Quirky In The Music Biz

Originally published by, Written by Wade Millward

  Playing the Part

by Wade Millward

Cape Cod artist Chandler Travis dons many roles in his music career.

Some nights he’s an in-your-face, pajama-wearing rocker-provocateur.

Some nights he’s an easy, breezy, loungey song man with warm melodies and a casual vibe.

Then there are those […]

Morning Call (Lehigh Valley, PA) – Dixieland-style tunes from zany Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Chandler Travis conducts the Philharmonic (from left) Fred Boak, Cliff Spencer (partially obscured), Rikki Bates, Berke McKelvey, and Art Baron. The group performs Aug. 5 at Liederplatz in Bethlehem during Musikfest. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / July 31, 2012)

By Dave Howell, Special to The Morning Call 7:43 p.m. EDT, August 4, 2012

“Badly dressed men […] – Chandler Travis Three-0 with Pete Donnelly at the World Cafe Live

Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic Email Dan DeLuca


Chandler Travis is a man of many hats. He’s a founder of the Incredible Casuals, the New England power-pop plus band who the Inquirer’s David Hiltbrand once called “one of the truly great obscure rock bands in America.”

In addition to being a member of […]

Is Chandler Travis really the King of the World?


If he is, isn’t it surprising that such royalty would bring his minions of mirth to play in sleepy little Chatham at a Welsh pub that is as appropriate for music as a saddle is on a sheep? Ouch, okay, in the same breath let’s give proprietor Mr. Tom Hope credit for the […]

Offbeat – Chandler Travis On the Honeymoon and After

Chandler Travis is on tour. This is not at all unusual, as he has been a traveling “writer/song-singer” (his words) for the better part of 30 years, with varying levels of success. He’s slipped in and out of various bands and guises, from the Incredible Casuals’ straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll to the eclectic, experimental […]

Cape Cod Chronicle – Harwich’s Singing ‘Valet’ Fred Boak Does What He Loves Best


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Harwich’s Singing ‘Valet’ Fred Boak Does What He Loves Best by Elizabeth Van Wye

Harwich resident Fred Boak has found a way to do what he loves. By day he is a computer programmer with more than 25 […]

Boston Herald – Chandler Travis Philharmonic rocks music’s comedic boundaries

CHANGING CLOTHES: The wildly garbed Chandler Travis Philharmonic will be dressed more sedately Thursday at Johnny D’s.

By Jim Sullivan / Music

“I’ve had to struggle my whole life making music that uses humor,” singer-guitarist Chandler Travis said by phone from his Cape Cod home. “So many musicians have done humor in a […]

WPKN (Bridgeport, CT) – Chandler interview

Chandler was interviewed yesterday (Sunday, January 23) by David Golden on his Morning Maniac Music show on WPKN (89.5 Bridgeport, CT).

Listen to their archive of the inteview here.

Radio Boston (WBUR Boston) – Chandler interview

Chandler was interviewed on WBUR‘s RadioBoston show to help promote tonight’s Somerville Christmas Cavalcade benefit for the Somerville Homeless Coalition at Johnny D’s.

You can listen to their archive of the interview here.