Theo's Loose Hinges of Columbus, Ohio is an eclectic, soulful and electric band. EST in 2008. Now current members Theo Perry(Singer/Guitar), Kenny( Caterer (Bgvs/Drums) & Jeff Arszman(Bass) keep the party going. After last years (2015) self titled Ep & "Next To You" single release the band has been adding more and more dates to it's schedule. Playing traditional venues, restaurants & private parties/weddings.
"Despite the band’s name, soul/blues trio Theo’s Loose Hinges sounded impressively tight during a recent Thursday performance at Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar. Anchored by singer/guitarist Theo Perry, who also moonlights in The Floorwalkers, drummer Kenny Caterer, and with current bassist Joe Patterson (The Wet Darlings) the crew eased into a set that mixed original tunes with a handful of generally well-chosen covers. The 45-minute set — the first of two the Loose Hinges played on this night — had an undeniable momentum, gradually building from mellow soul ballads to shuffling blues numbers to whisky-fueled closer “Next to You,” a howling little ditty where Perry’s mood (“I’m feeling frisky,” he yelped) and his snarling six-string work came together in perfect harmony." - Andy Downing of Columbus Alive Magazine
After Theo relocated to Columbus, Ohio from Cleveland with his other Band The Floorwalkers as a guitarist and backing vocalist (2005). He found he had a void from putting other tunes he'd written and enjoyed singing and performing on hold. Theo took to the open mic stages and occasionally resumed playing out solo as a singer and guitarist. Theo had a talented friend Kenny (Drummer/Guitarist/Sound Engineer) who asked if he could bring his drums and play along to some of his tunes at the next open mic at Ruby Tuesday Live(1978 Summit St. Columbus,Ohio) in the spirit of why not? Theo wisely agreed. They found a groove. Only thing missing was low end. In addition to The Floorwalkers Theo had been taking sub gigs with Rock/Reggae band Andy Shaw Band. In this band he'd met creative bassist Bobby Wildermuth. Theo asked Bobby if felt like playing in the new project, he said it sounded like fun. Presto they were a Band! The band hit the studio and recorded an Ep but lacked the funds to finish it. Pushing demos & online downloads at shows they grew in resources and fans. They played with Bobby for a few years before he relocated south for love and adventure. With a 2 year stint with Nate Smith on Bass the Band released the Ep and a new single "Next To You" Nate needing a change for other time commitments entered friend and talented bassist Joe Patterson of The Wet Darlings who'd subbed with the band for years. With Joe the band released Single "Summer Love" and other live recordings among more studio songs. Joe after a few years rocking with the band was presented with an offer he could not refuse for a new job. Playing with a few subs for a while the Band would gladly land with new and current bassist Jeff Arszman (Jared Mahone Band). Jeff being both an amazing guitarist and Bassist himself brings new life to the decade + aged band. Over the years the band has enjoyed playing over 500 shows. They've created a sound that reminds older crowds of the musical good old days and the younger crowds of something to tell their friends about. Now they are writing, recording and performing around Ohio & neighboring states with hopes to venture out more with each coming year. Sign up on the mailing list & check this site often to keep in the know!