Charlie Keating Band with the Rhythm Regulators are celebrating their 14th year together featuring New England's premier slide guitar player Charlie Keating playing that Boston Boogie. The band delivers a unique combination of blues and boogie.
Members are Charlie Keating on Guitar and vocals. The Rhythm Regulators consist of Lenny Turnquist on Bass and Tim Sweeney on drums. Charlie has a brilliant slide guitar style that channels Johnny Winter, Duane Allman and Elmore James. Many have compared Charlie's playing to early Stevie Ray Vaughan due to his ability to combine lead and rhythm guitar simultaneously. The band is well-known for its big sound and driving rhythm section.
Their most recent single, “The End Of Us" written by Keating/Turnquist, is a slow soulful ballad shifting gears from their usual rocking blues infused sound and showing their versatility.
Charlie is a gifted and prolific songwriter and a member of SESAC. The band's CD, Slide On Over, has gotten consistent international airplay. The band is equally comfortable playing unique versions of covers, or originals.
The Charlie Keating Band represented the Massachusetts Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. They’ve opened for Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Toni Lynn Washington.
Charlie Keating Band with the Rhythm Regulators are accepting bookings for festivals and club performances for 2021 and beyond.
“Charlie could be compared to Clapton and Buddy Guy… yes he's that good" - Craig Venske/Concert Photos Magazine
"Keating is a wild man on the guitar and his mighty rhythm section know how to keep him afloat and anchored at once" - Bill Copeland/Bill Copeland News
“This is a boogie band... and these cats can play” - Aj Watchtell/The Noise
“Powerhouse is one word that comes to mind watching Keating’s hand’s fly across a Stratocaster or Les Paul guitar. In a recent YouTube video, he sounded better playing one-handed than most do with two.” - Michael Witthaus - Seacoast Scene