Third Stage: A Tribute to Boston
Email Us   MERCH!   Facebook   Instagram   Mailing List!   Twitter   Bandsintown     Free Song! Stage Plot   Back Line   Promo


"Just another band out of... Seattle"?

Relive the BOSTON experience with Third Stage: A Tribute to BOSTON!!

Since 2013, Third Stage has performed ALL of the band's biggest hits that blasted out of so many stereos, 8-tracks and cassette players back in the mid 70s and early 80s.
The band performs at venues throughout Washington State including theatres, casinos, private events, and festivals.
Third Stage brings you the soaring vocals, harmonized guitars, majestic keyboards, and slamming drums that instantly scream BOSTON at you.

Trust us, yer gonna dig it!


Rock N' Roll Band

DAD BRELP (Lead Vocals, Guitar)

Has been on the rock scene for most of his life.  With an incredible range, he was best known for singing female vocal parts and Michael Jackson songs (the young Michael).  When approached by friend, guitar wizard and mad scientist, Schom Tolz about doing a tribute to Boston, Dad said, "Finally, I get to sing man songs."  Dad then went about helping Schom line the amazing talent necessary to pull off this difficult music, and take over management of Third Stage.  Dad's roadie, ARNY Bailey, is responsible for all Dad's gear, which includes guitars, processors, and a vice for that one note in More Than a Feeling.

SCHOM TOLZ II (Guitar, Vocals)

Schom Tolz II is an American rock music icon; the guitarist and creative genius behind Third Stage - A Tribute to Boston. Tolz’s appeal is wide. His flowing hair and trademark white velour bell-bottoms have lit up stages and lady’s hearts around the world, while his soaring, melodic guitar solos have been known to elicit tears from the mightiest of metalheads. In the years prior to Third Stage Tolz attended the prestigious MIT®  (Monroe Technical College), earning a degree in electrical engineering and was also awarded with a perfect attendance certificate. Upon graduation, Tolz applied his technical knowledge to the world of music, inventing the first portable guitar processor, dubbed the "ManRock"®, which... unfortunately didn't sell at all. One look at Schom's guitar pedal board will tell you that he is defintiely part Mad Scientist.

GARRY BOUDREAU (Guitar, Vocals)    

Garry Boudreau is the guitar player that  provides the dazzling harmonies and puzzling counter point lines to Schom Toltz's powerhouse guitar solos. But life hasn't always exactly been a pleasure cruise for the self acclaimed rock star. At the tender age of 15, young Garry was arrested and sentenced 15 years of hard labor for attempted mustache.  While working on the chain gang he was introduced to Hib Sashian who taught Barry how to grow a thick and luxurious display of facial hair and Shan Freehan, who taught him how to play the guitar. "I taught him everything I know about the guitar", says Shan,"it took me half an hour!" After serving his time, Garry's mentors introduced him to Dad Brelp and Schom Tolz who where looking for a moustachioed guitar slinger to fill out the line up of the newly formed "Third Stage." "I have never, ever heard anything quite like Garry ... " says Schom.

HIB SASHIAN (Drums, Vocals)

Hib Sashian learned to speak at an early age.  It is rumored that his first words were, “What city are we in, baby?  Hello Cleveland!!!”  He gained early fame as a fill-in drummer for the mega hearing impaired group “The What?” when their resident drummer, Keith Sun, suffered lacerations resulting from driving his Mercedes into a Holiday Inn pool.  Hib further honed his drumming chops playing in bands such as “Toledo” and “Pittsburgh”, and finally worked his way up to “Detroit” before joining the band that would make him famous.  Hib owns 2,467 black tank tops, including a mint condition 1957 tank purchased by Elvis during the Jailhouse Rock days, but never used.  Still has the ‘ole tagger on it, but it can't be worn, or even looked at…ever… Hib's words to live by:  "Work the bell bottoms, ALWAYS use quality hair care products, make drummer sweat work FOR you, and get the chicks, baby."
Highslide JS

Shan Freehan (Bass, Vocals, Roller)

Internationally known bitchen bass player, and jet-setting playboy of Third Stage, Shan is a collector of basses, blown glassware, women's phone numbers, and good times. A former student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Shan left school with a "Magnu-cum Later or Not at All" and migrated to California where he studied intensley at B.I.T. (Bongolian Institute of Technology) and also learned a great deal about horticulture, aeroponics, and tailoring (he has many paternity suits). To put himself through school, Shan did a brief stint as a long underware model, but the shame of it caused him to search elsewhere to make ends meet. After meeting Hib Sashian at a Tupperware party (he was a young bachelor after all), Hib invited him to play bass in Third Stage. Having only played triangle, slide whistle, and a comb with wax paper, Shan was, of course, a natural for the bass. All of that previous experience and his natural tendancy for being in the wrong place at the wrong time made him the perfect choice for Third Stage. He was also, the only guy that showed up for the audition. In early 2014, after Washington and Colorado changed their state mottos to "Just Say Yes", Shan migrated to Washington but also has homes in Colorado, Columbia, Mexico, and of course, Boston.

Highslide JS

Emil “EM” Marty (Keyboards, Percussion & Vocals)

We first met Emil Marty at a wood carving contest in Gold Bar, WA. and had no idea of his talents as a keyboardist at the time. EM was there burning all his failed carvings and playing the tambourine for the attendees. Hib mentioned to EM that we were auditioning for a keyboardist while conversing at the wood carving event. EM replied, “Well I can play keyboards a bit.” We gave him an audition and we have found that he is a mysterious, multi-talented keyboardist. He claims that he is from Ringe’ which is a small town in Funen in Central Denmark, but no one seems to know of him in this small town with a population of 6,229. EM fell in love with music when he first heard Bob Dylan’s, “Mr. Tambourine Man” in 1967. He was quick to pick up his first tambourine and as a youngster, He would run about jingle-jangling away. EM’s first tambourine was the size of a wagon wheel and It was too big for the stage. One night in a land far away, he leaned it against the wall, sat down at an old upright piano, and started hammering out tunes with the band. The rest as they say, is history.


Grab yourr Third Stage: A Tribute to Boston gear! Check it out!


Connect with Us

See You Soon!

Email Us   MERCH!   Facebook   Instagram Mailing List!     Bandsintown     Twitter   Free Song! Stage Plot   Back Line   Promo
*Third Stage is not affiliated or sanctioned in any way shape or form with the band band Boston, Tom Scholz, or anything else. We just dig your tunes. Please don't sue us!