When violinist Arthur assembled The Trolleys in November 2005 for a one-night-only gig as a cover band, he got much more than he bargained for. With undeniable chemistry and an explosive live show, The Providence-based Trolleys have now been cranking out original and upbeat folk-rock throughout New England for almost three years. As they built their following from Boston to New York, The Trolleys coalesced around the surprisingly harmonious musical personalities of each member: a drummer versed in hip-hop and Indian percussion, a bassist fluent punk and alt-rock, a Coltrane-obsessed saxophonist, a classically trained violinist who worships high-energy bluegrass and brit-pop, and a guitarist with the spirit and poise of a 60s songwriter. What emerges from this lineup is some truly alternative rock built on intelligent lyricism and the melodic firepower of twin soloists on violin and sax.

Since the release of the self-recorded "We Were All There and Young" EP in September 2007, The Trolleys have been hitting the road weekly, winning over fans and fellow musicians alike with their thrilling performances. They have opened for national and regional acts as diverse as Umphrey’s McGee, Girl Talk, M.I.A., and Fungus Amungus. With the help of cars that still run, amps that still work, and friends that still sing with abandon, The Trolleys are proving that live music still lives.

The Trolleys are:

Tim Drinan (vocals, guitar, banjo, piano)
Arthur (violin, even more violin)
Pete Drinan (saxophone, guitar, vocals)
John Cockrell (bass)
Stephen Cellucci (drums)



Trolleys in the Daily Herald!
We're excited to report that the Brown Daily Herald ran a FRONT PAGE article today profiling The Trolleys!


The Phoenix
The Trolleys Listed on The Phoenix.