Amazing band! posted 8/16/2012 (updated 8/24/2012)This band was everything we hoped for and more! They play a great variety of music and do it well. They learned our first dance song in only a couple days and did amazing with it. I didn't stop dancing my entire wedding and everyone loved them! - K McKenna 
Our wedding guests are still talking about how fun Blockhead was! From our acoustic cocktail hour, to being the MC for our wedding party introductions, this band does it all. The entire time we worked with them they were very available and easy going, and really made the process easy. We couldn't be more pleased with how they rocked our reception, and would book them again in a heartbeat. They play such a great variety of music and really interact with the crowd. Thank you for helping make our wedding special!!!-marah/justin Bristol, 2014
John Erikson and Blockhead

My alt-rock days

Wedding Band in Newport

Working With BLOCKHEAD


Working with the boys in Blockhead has been an amazing experience.  Through the years, I've been proud to be able to call such great musicians as Todd Keating, Heath Tougas, Mike Dicesaro, Mike Alves, Anthony Marotti, and Adam Aufiero my bandmates.

They've all been a great part of learning my craft, each with unique talents and experience, and all amazing people.         


Happy New Year! I just wanted to write and say thank you for playing at our wedding. As you could probably tell, Brian and I (and all of our guests) had an absolute blast! I think that the music really makes a wedding, and I just wanted to thank you for making ours so great! We have been getting so many compliments about you guys, and people are saying that our wedding was one of the best they've been to because of the band! Thanks again -Kelly Buckley 
Thank you so much for everything, you and the band did a fabulous job.  Everyone has been telling me it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to and they all LOVED the band!  Everything was perfect, the music for the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the band.  My husband didn’t know you were going to play Faithfully live, he loved that.  My friends and family were great, and you had people on the dance floor tearing it up that I’ve never seen dance before.I couldn’t ask for a more perfect day!  Thanks for being a part of our special day and making it so special for us -Tracy and Dave Baker

John Erikson

Live Music for weddings, functions or any occasion

Born and raised in RI, and living in the area my whole life, I've been lucky to meet amazing people in this business.  I've performed at hundreds of weddings, parties, clubs and other venues.  I've spanned genres over the years from  hard rock to alternative rock, acoustic and adult contemporary, to pop and top 40, r&b, blues, hip hop and classic rock.  Blockhead has the versatility to play it all!

​Whether a solo acoustic with vocals is what you are looking for, a duet, a trio, or a full band for a party, club, bar, function, or wedding reception - we can provide the perfect music for you!