Ladies and Gentlemen….. The Boatloads

Conshy doesn’t have much of a music scene, so it was great to hear that a band was formed at the Boathouse.

The Boatloads (get the Boathouse reference) featuring Mark Hentosh (guitar), Pete Trosini (vocals), Bill Bellow (keyboards) and Matt Flanagan (drums).  A couple of the guys met through family, a few others through the Philadelphia Sport & Social Club and all eventually found each other at the Boathouse talking about music.

The mutual interest in music and ability to play instruments led to a jam session in a garage with the founding members, the creation of some original instrumentals and eventually they added Pete on vocals.  This led to their playing a house party, and while they still do not think they are ready to play the Electric Factory, they have two gigs coming up:

  • Friday, March 30th at the August Moon Ballroom in Norristown
  • Saturday, May 5th at Baggataway’s annual Cinqo de Mayo/Kentucky Derby Bash ( will have a story on this event soon)

So get out and support a local band.