The Candy Butchers are an American pop-rock musical group headed by singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Viola and featuring a rotating cast of musicians. The band plays upbeat Beatles-inflected guitar pop.
The group was formed in the 1990s in Boston, Massachusetts by Viola and drummer Todd Foulsham, with other performers. Viola and Foulsham moved to New York City and the pair began appearing as a stripped-down acoustic duo. Viola has since kept the band name alive with various lineups and recording projects. Foulsham left the group in the mid-90s when the band's future was uncertain, but returned to perform on 2004's Hang On Mike. The pair have also begun playing as an acoustic duo again in the mid-2000s.
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