My Story

Gray Hallberg is the founder & lead guitarist of Wooly Mammoth. In addition to honing his guitar chops by studying with local legend Chris Leigh, Gray studied jazz performance at the University of Vermont and theory and composition at the University of Colorado. Currently residing in Boston, he plays and sings with the punk rock group At Least We Tried and blues-driven Wooly Mammoth.

Erik Laisi has been grooving in the pocket since he first picked up drumsticks. Erik is a founding member of Wooly Mammoth, which originally formed in Boston in 2013. A graduate of Monmouth University, he has been playing drums professionally for the last ten years, primarily in southeastern Connecticut as well as the greater Boston area. For many years, Erik has studied with jazz legend Chuck Riggs, mastering the delicate art of swing and bebop drumming.  In addition to his jazz chops, Erik is equally at home playing blues, rock, funk, and honky tonk music.

Mike LaChance has been hacking around on bass on and off since high school. He studies double bass with Jim Hunter at String Theory School of Music. Mike also plays with Cabin Fever, a local bluegrass band.

Toby Halsey has played guitar for fun for 30 years. He joined Wooly Mammoth at the first Mystic Blues Festival and played at the Racer’s Jam for 5 years supporting Mudhead Benefit Cup for Hospice. 

"The band is so much fun! The staff loves having them play here!" – Allison Nasin, Captain Daniel Packer Inne 

"Had no idea they would be THIS good!" - Gowan Macavity