After many, many, many, many years, Gaston Malloy has decided to officially retire from the band he started, Malloi.
Gaston & Malloi have been the musical backdrop for literally hundreds of weddings, parties, corporate functions, clubs and restaurants throughout the area for close to 40 years. A true staple of the RI music scene, onstage and off, both as a performer and as a music educator, Gaston Malloy has shaped and changed us all. There is no way to replace someone who is truly irreplaceable and the mark he has left on the music community will never be forgotten. Gaston, we wish you and your beautiful wife, Nina, a happy, healthy, and well-deserved retirement. This is not goodbye, as we know we will see you in the audience and may even drag you up on the stage a time or two, so for now we simply say---thank you. Thank you for the music, the memories, the laughs, the advice, and the friendship. We love you!
Malloi, the band was started by Gaston and collectively we decided that it should leave with Gaston. But that doesn't mean the music stops. Malloi will now be known as the band BLAST. This name was a suggestion early on from Gaston, and after careful consideration, it was decided that the new name will create a perfect way to embrace the present as we begin this new musical journey while still paying tribute to our past. The majority of the core group of Malloi will remain, but as we look to add some additional singers and musicians and begin this new phase, we will continue to provide the same quality music you have come to know and enjoy.
BLAST will continue to be an incredibly energetic and versatile band whose talent is unmatched. Playing the timeless classics of the American songbook to the Pop hits of today, BLAST is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the area. Our goal is to continue to make your wedding, party, special occasion, corporate function and more a night to remember and ensure that everyone has a BLAST from the 1st note until the last!
We thank our family, friends and fans for their constant and unwavering support and look forward to seeing you as we continue this musical journey.
Stay tuned for performance dates and other information and be sure to check out our new website at www.thebandblast.com