December 10, 2022 12:45 am The Music Room


The Nervous Eaters are an original Rock & Roll band from Boston, who helped define the Boston underground garage/punk rock scene of the late 70’s.  The band was formed by Steve Cataldo on the North Shore of Boston.

Fueled by the raw sounds of Link Wray, early Chicago Blues greats and British guitar legends Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, The Nervous Eaters created a raw edgy song style uniquely their own.  The band consisted of Steve Cataldo lead vocals and lead guitar, Stanley Clarke vocals and rhythm guitar, Rob Skeen vocals and bass guitar and Jeff Wilkinson on drums.

They debuted in March of 1976 under the management of Jimmy Harold, owner of the legendary nightclub “The Rat” in Boston.  The band released their first of two singles for Rat Records that included the hit song “Loretta” which became one of the city’s most endearing rock and roll anthems.  The second single featured the punk classic “Just Head” one of the bands most popular songs.

The Nervous Eaters were one of the more popular rock bands in the Northeast, eventually headlining at venues throughout the United States and Europe.  The band has opened for numerous notables including included Iggy Pop, Squeeze, The Go Go’s, The Pretenders, The Police, The Ramones and The Split Enzs.

Ric Ocasek of The Cars produced a demo for the band that was picked up by Elektra Records and released nationally in 1980.  They have also recorded for Penimman Records, No Tomorrow Records and Ace of Hearts Records.  The band was signed by Wicked Cool Records in 2021 with new songs to be released during 2022.