Because I am way too hip for my own good, people often ask out loud, “Angela, how many bands are you in right now?” This page will answer that question.

As of today, the number of bands is:


They are:
Preggy Peggy and the Lazy Babymakers
The Electrician
Negative One
Duck That
Angela Sawyer/Michael Rosenstein/Jesse Collins

Preggy Peggy is a solo project, which is currently a rather odd mix of comedy and improvised jazz. It began as a duo with James Apt (Six Finger Satellite) in the late 90s. Or maybe it was the early 00s? A long time ago, anyhow.

The Electrician is an all improvised rock band imbued with more ominous masculinity than a cocaine smudge on a can of bud light lime. Besides me on keys, it’s got Sam Potrykus on bass and objects, Chris Strunk on drums.

Negative One is a hardcore band. Angela is the vocalist & there’s also Shawnie on guitar, Sam Potrykus on bass & Nick Neuberg on drums. It began in 2015 & will kill you.

Duck That is a band for people who play game calls, and it sounds like Mauricio Kagel but also several badly injured animals. It has Steve Norton on reeds and percussion, me on voice and electronics, Jesse Collins on plastic lids and speakers and horns. Sometimes there’s also Josh Jefferson on reeds. Our cd is available in the store.

Grizzler is a longstanding large ensemble for improvised jazz here in Boston, & has up to 20 performers. It is run by Dave Gross.

Michael, Jesse and I started a jazz trio in 2017. We sound like this.

Past bands include but are not limited to:
Sharpened To Death, Exusamwa, Bad Telephone, Party Waters, Pig Sex, The Life Partners, the Phenomenological Boys, Les Garcons Sur La Plage, Christmas Morning, Byron Jimmy & Gerard, the Human Hairs, Moshi Moshi I Am The Decider, Sunshine Sanitarium, The White People, Blue Oyster Cult Dot Com, plus many, many other fantasy bands, bands that recorded one song for a specific release, & so on.




In case you wanted to know what I’ve done with my life, this is a set my band played in front of Tony Conrad in 2009. I’m mostly inaudible/invisible, but you can bet I was screaming really high


On December 16th, I’ll be playing at a release show for my 2 lps ‘Croaks’, and ‘On the Pedestrian Side’, plus the Negative One 7 inch, AND a tape on Giant Tank. 8pm at the Hassle space. Write to me if you need the address.