Mark Belanger – Vocals/Guitar
Ed Porter – Bass/Vocals
Brian Chaloux – Drums
Hi, we’re Pigboat. We’re a band from Portland, Maine. We play loud rock music in small clubs in front of people that love us and occationally get to play loud music in big clubs in front of people that look at us weird. We’ve got a great group of friends and fans that come to our shows and we’ve released a lot of music over the past 9 years.
Our brand of hard-hitting drums, big tube amps, heavy riffs, catchy chord progressions, and feedback started in 2002 after the demise of Portland band Broken Clown. Mark and Ed used to play in that band and after the break up, Mark started playing with Chad Palardy, a Portland regular that has played with such bands as The Gas, Slint, The Sarcastic Liar, and Colepitz. New music was written.
Fate stepped in when our mutual friend Eggbot asked both Mark and Ed to be part of his cavalcade of stars show at Free Street Tavern in Portland. The show went off greatly and Ed started playing with Mark on a regular basis again.
We released our first EP Nothing’s Ever Finished in June 2006. Chad had to leave the band in July ’06, and new drummer Brian was hired. The new lineup released our first full-length CD Float in April 2009.
Our musical influences are pretty obvious once you hear them, mixing the heavy riffs of Kyuss, The Melvins, and Black Sabbath with the attitude of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Fugazi. We’re just out the show the world that good music doesn’t have to be pretty. It just has to be good.