Back in 2009, Hello Newman founding member Derek Johnson had a vision to create a band that played the music he grew up listening to on WCYY and MTV.
One Craigslist ad later, coupled with a fortuitous alignment of the planets, saw four visionaries get together for a rehearsal and the wondrous juggernaut of 90s alternative rock, ‘Hello Newman’ was born.
After their first ever audition to a sizeable audience, the band landed a weekly gig at Bull Feeney’s, Portland. This launched a residency at the bar that still lasts to this day. Since then, Hello Newman has gone from strength to strength playing gigs, weddings and parties from Maine to Rhode Island, and everywhere in between.