The Can't Nots
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The Can't Nots

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Indie




"2010 Music Awards"

Nominated "Local Breakthrough Act" - The Providence Phoenix


"...carving out some interesting genre-shucking territory. It's an interesting space to be in, and The Can't Nots have room to grow into it" - Ari Goldberg Performer Magazine

"2011 Music Awards"

Nominated "Best (plugged in) Female Vocalist" - Motif Magazine

"2011 Music Awards"

Nominated "Best (plugged in) Live Act" - Motif Magazine

"Internet Killed the Radio Star (Applesauce)"

"I think I have finally found some music you can’t not listen to. Their style of music is very approachable, with an occasional swift kick of punk to keep you on the edge of your seat. Naomi’s voice always brings the listener along for the ride, from her soaring falsettos to the burrowing low notes. Her range is fantastic and controlled really well. Even their slower songs, like “The Gray,” are catchy and show off their unique style of music. ...listen to their songs, especially their new EP, which you can download for free on their website! Hello new playlist music!" - Deanna Archetto

"The Can't Nots Release Tasty 'Applesauce' Ep (Applesauce)"

“...the sampling goes a long way toward illustrating why The Can't Nots are considered at the top of the up-and-coming list. They've convincingly attempted that ever illusive task of capturing live-performance energy on a silly flat piece of polycarbonate plastic. ...For a three-piece band with a project that clocks in under 20 minutes, The Can't Nots demonstrate that they're on the right path to, as their bio states, 'becoming rock's voice for the right now.'” - Don DiMuccio

"In the Sweet Spot (Radio Pudding)"

“The Can’t Nots return with a six-song EP, Radio Pudding, and the Providence (via Lincoln) quartet sounds bigger and better than ever.” - Chris Conti

"Sixth Annual Music Awards"

Nominated "Band of the Year" - Limelight Magazine

" (jan 4, 2014) (Radio Pudding)"

"Never afraid of getting loud, wild and crazy, The Can't Nots are a musical force to truly be in awe of. They have their brand new EP Radio Pudding currently available and it has The Can't Nots doing what they do best, turning the amps up to 11 and proceeding to take their sound to a new stratosphere." - Rob Duguay

"Album of the Week (Radio Pudding)"

“Bobby Brierly’s scorchingly electric riffs of guitar, Gary Wilkinson’s impeccable drumming skills to go with the steady bass licks from Darren Frigon and Naomi Lee’s powerful voice smashing walls into smithereens, The Can’t Nots are a musical force to truly be in awe of.........Brierly’s guitar shreds throughout each track along with Lee on vocals becoming a jaw-dropping sonic entity, setting The Can’t Nots new release apart from everything I’ve heard in a while.......................It’s early in the year, but Radio Pudding should prove to be one of the best releases to come out of The Creative Capital by the end of 2014.” - Rob Duguay


Still working on that hot first release.



For a four piece band, The Can’t Nots make a lot of noise. Formed in June of 2010 this Providence, RI crew is set on becoming rock’s voice for the right now, and they’ve got all the musical talent and moxy to prove it. Their sound is a mash up of their influences, most notably, The Strokes, The Talking Heads, The White Stripes, and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. This group’s music always packs a punch, but their ability to keep you dancing is what really sets them apart.

The band is composed of vocalist Naomi Lee, her brother and drummer Gary Wilkinson, and longtime friends guitarist Bobby Brierly and bassist Darren Frigon. Their lifelong relationship is a huge factor of what makes The Can’t Nots click. They manage to bring you new and dynamic music because of the effortless way in which they are able to blend their individual styles into one singular musical experience. It’s this original and catchy style that has caught the ear of several radio stations, newspapers, and movie makers. Their music can be heard on 95.5 WBRU’s HomeBru’d and also in the new movie “Army of the Damned,” starring Godsmack singer Sully Erna.

You can’t not listen to The Can’t Nots. Their music is something you play real loud, head banging and feet dancing the whole way through.

Band Members