The Porchistas started as a bunch of friends writing and singing songs late into summer nights, on their rickety porch on Forest Street in Montclair, New Jersey. That evolved to DIY house concerts and block parties that continue today.
The 2014 release of their 5th CD, “Shoot it at the Sun” built upon their reputation for deft songwriting and received great reviews from NJarts.net, The Aquarian Weekly, The Asbury Park Press, NJ Stage Magazine, The Montclair Times, Northjersey.com, JerseyBeat Magazine and many more, "... a step forward as songwriters, as instrumentalists, and as conceptualists..."
- Tris McCall
Their song "Mister Chump" off their 2017 EP "Axis & Allies" that parodies Trump, was named one of New York Music Daily's top 100 songs of 2017. Track 2 'Ebolabama' storylines the conspiracy theories that dogged President Obama's tenure and was featured in the Huffington Post for its biting satire.
Recently the band recorded BellA an ode to pay phones and Keep your Distance, a lockdown rant, on a Tascam 4 track tape machine, soon to be released on a 7" single.
ALAN "SUCIA" SMITH
Alan "Sucia" Smith, songwriter and guitarist, learned to play music from his neighbor and former Porchista Jeff Ecklund, and was drawn to songwriting. When he's not pushing local music, he might be found building houses out of poo and bamboo in a remote tropical farm town.
ADAM "DEVIL HANDS" FALZER
Songwriter, guitarist and producer Adam "Devil Hands" Falzer studied Music Synthesis at Berklee School of Music, plays memorable, melodic leads and solid rhythms - Though theory based, his matter-of-fact, rock and roll approach to music-making is the backbone of The Porchistas steady flow of records.
is a self-taught drummer since the age of 10 and has played in various bands since then. She also enjoys playing the guitar & piano. She’s the newest addition to The Porchistas and when she’s not playing music, her two year old is entertaining her with his music skills