Perry Costello


Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums.



My name is Perry. I reside in Hellertown, PA. I am a guitarist and vocalist. I am 37 years old. I’ve been playing for 25 years. I’ve been singing for about 14 years now. I’ve been involved in many bands over my 25 years but most recently (about 14 years) have “gone Acoustic” and pretty much have been doing a solo act (with a couple of bands in between). I have a songbook of 300+ songs to choose from and growing. In my songbook I’ve arranged each song similarly. I also have a separate bass transcription book because I change keys and capo position often.
I am basically an acoustic strummer and tend to “make the cover songs my own.” I mean this in the sense that I really don’t try to cover songs exactly as presented by the original artist. I try to gather the main idea of the song and then create my own cover of the tune. I do have some of my own original tunes as well. In the past, my song choices have been considered by the people around me to be obscure instead of mainstream. But over my time of playing gigs I have learned the hard lesson that the audience is the key, not me. So I made a deal with myself to play music a good portion of people will know while at the same time playing music I enjoy to play. I think that’s a good balance.
In a perfect world I would be playing gigs about twice a month and make a little money doing it..
While I am not necessarily looking to start a band(but also not opposed to it), I’m always glad to meet and jam with new musicians!


Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 07 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
46 years


Pink Floyd, Ben Harper, Crash Test Dummies, Tom Waits, Eagles, The Steve Miller Band, Black Sabbath,Tom Petty, Syd Barrett, Robert Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Megadeth, Zep, David Bowie, Ramones, The Misfits and Aerosmith. There are some many more that I dig but these are the tops for me.

Members Of Band

Perry - Acoustic Guitar


Samson 300 watt 8 channel PA, Ibanez Artwood electric acoustic, A2.1u zoom acoustic processor, digitech vocalist live 4....and some other stuff



Past Events

Rockin' the Beast at Cora's 1850 Bistro, Hawley, PA

Rockin' the Beast at Cora's 1850 Bistro, Hawley, PA

Playing the Pat McCarty Memorial Benefit @ Sullivan County Fairgrounds, PA

Rockin' the Beast at Cora's 1850 Bistro, Hawley, PA

Rockin' the Annual CoxStox Memorial Day Party. New Albany, PA

I'll be Singing and Strumming my heart out on the SteelStacks Town Square Stage. Come on out and enjoy a great time! Bring a Friend! Bring a Stranger, Bring a smile. Hope to see you all there.

This is an all ages event!

In case of rain the performance will be moved inside to the Creativity Commons stage.

Here's a website for SteelStacks and ArtsQuest.