The B Street Bombers features outstanding musicians and singers delivering industrial strength R&B, Rock, Soul and Funk. Established in 1980, they are the longest running band in Merrimack Valley history. The B Street Bombers has been one of the most highly sought after variety show bands in the Boston area, bringing high energy, world-class music to any venue! The band is enjoying an unprecedented successful run, and has received tremendous notoriety for an outstanding level of musicianship.

When you hire the B Street Bombers, you will rest assured that your guests will be entertained by 11 of the most talented musicians and vocalists in the greater Boston area.

Mandy Powers


Sharing the stage with the B Street Bombers since 2006, Mandy brings old school soul as well as a fresh and modern touch to the band. She enjoys performing the wide variety of songs that B Street brings to the stage - from Aretha Franklin and Etta James, to the 80’s rock of Heart and AC/DC, the modern country of Miranda Lambert, and the pop chic of Pharrell Williams and Meghan Trainor. She enchants audiences of all ages with memorable performances.  Mandy is also available to provide the vocals at your ceremony and/or cocktail hour as well.

Lou Norris

Vocals and Harmonica


As one of the original members of the Bombers, Lou has been a longtime local legend around the Merrimack Valley and beyond. After taking several years off from performing with the Bombers, Lou returned in 2019, just in time to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2020. With his smooth vocals and skills playing harmonica and other percussion instruments, Lou brings back the classic rock feel that so many B Street fans have grown to love over the last 40+ years. 

Jim Norris

Sax and Vocals


Originating founder of The B Street Bombers and former member of the legendary M'Taboo Band, Jimmy has been active in the local and national music scene for over 35 years. With his smooth sax sound and energetic lead vocals, Jimmy gets the crowd rockin' every time.


John Tomaselli

Electric Bass Guitar


An original member of the B Street Bombers, John, 'The Tomato', Tomaselli lays down the bass like nobody else. A Berklee College of Music alumnus, John's playing creates a rock-solid foundation for one of the best rhythm sections anywhere. He is also a volunteer board member at the Sad Café in Plaistow, NH, a family-friendly, substance-free establishment that promotes music, theater and the performing arts.

Jim Bass

Electric Guitar


Jimmy has been a professional guitarist most of his life, traveling extensively all over the country.  As an original member of the B Street Bombers, Jimmy also showcases his talents with The River City Band.  Like Jimmy Norris, he too was a member of the legendary M'Taboo Band.  His technique and soloing abilities are unmatched anywhere in New England.  Jimmy's influences vary, however he states that Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton are among his favorites.

Tom McQuillan

Drums and Vocals

Tom has been playing professionally for over 40 years, and has played with many local bands throughout the Boston area. Tommy sets up a groove that won’t quit. A self-taught musician, he emulated his heroes from the radio up in his studio playing rock, jazz, blues and swing. Many of Tommy’s peers in the drumming universe wonder at how he can hear a tune once and play the parts - alike in every way.

Ray Dimartini

Keyboards and Vocals

A long time veteran of the Boston music scene, Ray is a very talented and sought after multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.  Ray offers up impeccably genuine piano and B3 parts that rival the sound of the original recordings. Add to that state of the art synthesizer and haunting realistic orchestra and violin parts and you'll hear a full rich sound that brings the realism and nuance of the recorded song to life. Adding to his repertoire of contributions Ray is also an accomplished rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Early influences were Max Middleton, Jan Hammer, Jeff Lorber, and Chicago's Robert Lamm just to name a few. Ray can also be seen on tour with the only officially sanctioned Chicago tribute band in the US.


Mike Grady

Trombone & Lead/Background Vocals


A Berklee College of Music Alumnus as well as a member of The B Street Bombers from 1986 to 2005, Mike moved to the West Coast in 2006 where he was the Music Director and teacher at the Rock Church in Sunnyvale for seven years.  Returning to New England in March of 2015, Mike rejoined The Bombers as resident trombone and co-arranger.  When not playing with B Street, you can catch in him The River City Band.  He has played with a variety of groups including the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Tavares, the Christian Life Center Gospel Choir and most recently, the American Flyboys Big Band out of San Diego.  His talents on the trombone really round out the horn section of the legendary B Street Bombers.

Russ Ryan


Russ has been performing with The Bombers for many years.  His ability to take a trumpet solo to the next level is impeccable!  Like Jimmy Bass, he also shares his talents with The River City Band.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he majored in music perfomance. He is highly respected as a jazz teacher and clinician throughout the Massachusetts and New Hampshire school districts.  Russ's musical influences are Miles Davis and Oscar Peterson.