Just a dude who plays fun rock songs with a gameboy and guitar.
"Sounds like 1992-era Weezer, fronted by the baby of The Presidents of the USA and Les Claypool."
Sam Mulligan has been playing his particular brand of lyrical/comedy/chiptune/rock music live since May 2012 and has already shared the stage with Peelander-Z, Math The Band, Mega Ran, Br1ght Pr1mate, The World Is Square, Danimal Cannon, Radlib, and Cathode Rays. Sam was also part of the PAX East/Boston8Bit Chiptune concerts in 2013 and 2014, and MAGfest 2014.
Big Hand Band Van Man", featuring five songs about visitors who have overstayed their welcome, the troubles of being a traveling salesman, the struggles with post-school aimlessness, substance abusing musicians, and the neverending search for Sasquatch.
The first review of "Big Hand Band Van Man" - Metronome Magazine, Sept. 2013 Issue
The gameboy is a recent addition to his 'sound', but he's been writing and performing weird music for over 10 years. It all started with the folk-punk-strange band Compost Shark, with Dave Richardson, back in 1998. After creating two albums of bizarre anti-folk/experimental music (Guppy Farm, and ROCK!), Compost Shark went to school, and thus, on hiatus. Sam relocated to Vermont and went on to perform by himself at many open mic nights under the name, "SamSam, the man so nice they named him twice". This was just a warm up for his next band, My Kids Are Jerks, with Dan Sachs (drums) and Justin Tougas (guitar). After playing a bunch of shows and releasing the album, "Love Is A Weapon", they promptly disbanded, which, in retrospect, was probably a bad career move. Sam moved to Boston and joined The Oh! My Gods, to play bass guitar and sing back-up vocals with band members Mike, Abe, Ron, and later, Rob. History repeats itself, and again coinciding with the completion of their first album, The Oh! My Gods disbanded, and Sam took a break from performing music for 4 years. Now, he is playing shows around the United States and working on recording his second album, slated for release in 2016.
Sam is also the host/DJ for the chip music radio show, Nerd Rock Radio, every Monday 6-7 PM EST on www.8bitx.com.
For booking (and any other type of) inquiries, please contact Sam immediately. DO NOT DELAY!