Said David to Bathsheba
The ultimate in independent music, Yo-Yo & the Chaplain began in 2006 as the brainchild of Boston-based singer/songwriter Mark MacLaughlin. Recording at home and honing his idiosyncratic style from a wide-ranging group of folk, pop, rock and blues influences, MacLaughlin has produced three self-released EPs, which he promotes by busking on the streets of New England. Expanding from his solo roots, MacLaughlin performs with a rotating group of like-minded musicians from the Boston area, including Paint by Numbers guitarist/singer Brian Hayman and keyboardist Dave Cowie. This collective is the current incarnation of Yo-Yo & the Chaplain, and they just finished recording their first LP, 'Said David to Bathsheba...', while also playing shows in the Boston area. Connecting to fans of DIY music via their MySpace, Bandcamp and Facebook presences, Yo-Yo & the Chaplain are building their reputation with a unique sound and a commitment to their down-to-earth aesthetic.