Here’s a fun question for a rainy Saturday afternoon – what does Axminster, Devon have in common with iconic bands Metallica, Twisted Sister and Extreme? Answer . . . check out this YouTube video of our namesake – the fantastically named hard rock band ‘Axminster Boston Band!’
Formed in the summer of 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, Axminster Boston Band’s original line-up consisted of Steve Sera, Mike Lamm, Mike Mosca and Jeff Callan who worked the circuit for a few years before adding guitarist Benny Fiorentino to the group around 1984. Danny Callan, Jeff’s younger brother later took over bass duties for the band who experienced a loyal following and continued success as they headlined clubs and did gigs with the likes of Metallica, Twisted Sister, Extreme, (The Dream), Lita Ford, Molly Hatchet and Foghat (Information taken from the band’s YouTube page). The band are still playing music today over thirty years later!