Letters to Cleo were an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts (although they originally started out as a ska band). The band was made up of members Michael Eisenstein, Kay Hanley, Stacy Jones, Greg McKenna, Scott Riebling, and Tom Polce. Their name came from the fact that Hanley had a pen pal named Cleo when she was younger, although the letters she wrote would often be returned. Hanley kept them in a box under her bed marked "Letters to Cleo", and happened across the box as the band was attempting to think of a name for itself.
The band was formed in 1990 by Greg Mckenna and Kay Hanley, from ashes of their former band, Rebbecca Lula.
After numerous member changes, the classic Letters to Cleo line-up was solidified. They included Hanley and Mckenna, Mike Eisenstein on guitar, Stacy Jones on drums and Scott Riebling on bass.
After years of playing Boston club circuit, including TT The Bears Place and The Rathskellar, Letters released their first full length record, Aurora...
(LiveDaily.com) Letters to Cleo [ tickets ], who called it quits back in 2000, will reconvene for a series of late-year shows that will mark the Boston-based pop-rockers' 20th anniversary.... continued