The Tearaways have been a longtime California staple from their simple origins in the Santa Barbara indie scene back in 1981 to their current status as a touring and recording act. With Five major releases over the last five years, the band continues to push the boundaries both creatively and through sheer stamina and their latest release “Esquire” (for short) has taken the band to a new level showing that age is only a number.
With a legion of fans who range from major celebrities Tom Hanks and Piers Morgan to comedians Tom Green and Carrie Keagan to Radio disc jockeys ranging from the legendary LA Dee Jay Rodney Bingenheimer from KROQ’s famous Rodney on The Roq and now Sirius/Xm’s “Underground Garage” to MIke Rogers from Japan’s InterFM897 “What the Fun Day” and JoJo Wright from KIIS-FM’s “JoJo on the Radio” the Tearaways are showing no sign of slowing down.
The band is comprised of John Finseth vocals, guitar, bass, Greg Brallier vocals, guitar and harmonica, John Ferriter vocals, Bass, guitar & David Hekhouse on Guitars and Vocals.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Clem Burke from Blondie toured with the Tearaways in 2016 and 2017 and will be back for the band’s UK tour in fall 2017.
The band combines the influence of the British Invasion with the California Sound to create a driving brand of Pop and rock that appeals to fans from 6 to 66!
“I remember seeing The Tearaways at Shea Stadium…..great band…” Tom Hanks
“I know when I play a song on the radio and it is a hit to the Japanese; I hear them humming the songs later on in a different place and time….And I think “hey! That’s that Tearaways’ song!” That’s what is going on with the Tearaways in Japan now. They’ve become regular heavy rotation…. That hasn’t happened since the Ramones.” Mike Rogers DJ/Producer // What The Fun Day
“Listening to ‘Esquire’ is the kind of experience where you walk away feeling closer to these incredibly talented Musicians. They have exposed their hearts and souls vividly and authentically to their fans, comparable to them inviting you into their homes, having a couple of beers and shooting the breeze. It’s a warm, familiar, and fun feeling that leaves you satisfied long after the visit. Who doesn’t walk away from something like that feeling fantastic. That’s The Tearaways sound. Well done gentlemen! People, have you bought the album yet? Get on it!” Candice Marshall / Starlight Music Chronicles
“The Tearaways take you back to when music was to be enjoyed. A driving beat and lyrics you can understand and associate with. All self written. Great image and great live band too. Come back soon boys” Billy Butler BBC Radio Merseyside // Cavern Club DJ 1964/71
“Finally made it to a Tearaways show! So much fun — they rocked the place. Everyone should go see this band when they have the chance. Make the chance. I can only begin to describe it — I’m still trying to work it all out in my brain this morning. Last night reminded me, again, of everything I love about small venue live music — especially Rock n Roll. Just go see them when you’re in LA, ok?” Michael Falcon.
“Pop rock rules – especially to those that appreciate melody and harmony. Buddy Holly was right, and so are the Tearaways. Mesmerizing power pop with soaring harmonies and hooks enough for a fishing trip with the Beatles. The Tearaways new stuff is as good as anything that ever came out of Santa Barbara.” Bill Locey // The Ventura County Star
“These guys really can bust out hits. Their Songs are strong, fun and powerful. They make great music and know how to Rock n Roll. I guarantee that once you hear these guys you will want to get not just one album but both of them because they are worth it! And believe me, you will not be disappointed!” Ron McMaster // Capitol Records Mastering