Jim Perry has reached a level of respect that few attain in the music business. A versatile musician, songwriter, singer and arranger, Jim has spent his entire adult life pursuing his passion for all things music. The 1970's were spent travelling around New England as the guitarist for the legendary rock band, Albatross. For the next ten years, Jim dabbled in many different aspects of music, including stints in Tornado Alley, The Reflectors, and his own original rock band, The Heartbeats. In between gigs, Perry became a prolific songwriter, and found time for some studio production.

A rock'n'roller at heart, Perry discovered a deep love of the blues in the mid 1990's while playing in a band with drummer Ron Ouimette. Perry proposed the idea for Hothouse in 1997 to Ron, and what began as a hobby turned into a CD, Melting Pot, which was released in 2001. After a few false starts and a three year hiatus, Ouimette and Perry revved up the band again, and Jim is as energetic as ever, penning new original tunes and leading the way for Hothouse, Version 2.


Mike Lanigan has over 40 years experience as a performing musician. Decades of rhythm section guitar work has produced a master of the groove across many styles with heavy emphasis on Funk, R&B, Blues, and Rock. Add a distinctly genuine and soulful vocal approach, and you have the perfect blend of emotion, energy, and style. If asked about formal training he is likely to quip, "Got my PhD from Disco Tech. I spent my twenties working five-six nights a week with dance and show bands up and down the east coast and through the midwest. Since then it's been about clubs and private events with some of the top players in Boston and Metro West. That's a lot of music... a lot of good music!"

When not performing with Hothouse, Mike can be found with either The Marsels - Boston's primere event entertainment band, or as a featured artist at many area Blues Jams.


Ron Ouimette has enjoyed an extensive career as a drummer/musician providing backbeats, recording sessions, drum tracks and drumming performances that include appearances with numerous musicians and artists.

Most recently Ron is the drummer and member of the bands Doctor Robert, Brumby, She's Busy and HotHouse. Additionally he is the house drummer for the band "The Living Bra's" and performs weekly at Dunny's Blues Jam which has been deemed the "Center of the Universe" and attracts an eclectic collection of talented musicians from near and far.

"I'm blessed to be able to play the drums with world class musicians and song writers" Ron has had the great pleasure of recording with many talented artists and bands over the years. Most recently (in 2013) he has recorded and appears on CD's "Reid Tre and DBC" by David Bennett Cohen (from Country Joe & the Fish) and Reid Trevaskis and a new CD by Amy Herrera. Ron's gear includes Noble & Cooley "STAR series drums" and numerous drum sets, snare drums and electronic drums and percussion.

Favorite saying: "Time to Groove"


Dave "DK" Kenderian is rapidly developing a reputation as the premier funk bassist in the Central New England music scene. Originally from Springfield Ma, he took up bass guitar in 1975 at the age of 16 and started playing around the Worcester and Springfield areas in the early 80's.. His first band was a soul band called "Broken Ground" out of the Worcester area.

Dave played with the legendary Babe Pino Band from 1983 to 1985. Since then he has been working as a freelance musician playing all kinds of music developing versatility in his approach to the instrument. A complete professional, the reliable Kenderian is in demand throughout the New England music scene, and Hothouse is proud to have him as their own.

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