The Giant Peach


  • Origin: Middlebury VT
  • Genre: Indie rock / folk
  • Years active: 2016-present
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If you could look into the first moments of The Giant Peach, you would find two friends camped out on a floor at Middlebury College. Amidst the dog-eared paperbacks, emptied whiskey glasses, and the too-many late nights they’d drawn around themselves, songwriter Harrison Hsiang and guitarist Max Shashoua wrestled a stubborn love and fragile idealism into eight songs – eight songs that would eventually form the skeleton of The Giant Peach’s first record, Pulling Teeth (2018). Through this process, The Peach grew to include violinist Gloria Breck, bassist Liam Lundal, guitarist Mike Nunziante, and drummer Jacob Shashoua – a sprawling family united from disparate backgrounds in blues, jazz, folk, and rock. Now, almost a year later, The Giant Peach is in the midst of recording their second record, Sleepless, due 2019. The band and the stages have grown. But if you could look in on it now, you would find a similar scene: camped out on a floor in a mess of pens and papers, laughing and joking late into the night.


"Pulling Teeth is... sprawling, orchestral ... contemplative ... an instantly likeable offering of forlorn yet upbeat songs on music's most familiar subject."

-- Seven Days

"Pulling Teeth reminds its listeners of the pull of first love and the fact that it does eventually come to an end ... driving guitar lines, eloquent waves of piano, colorful accents of trumpet, and imagery-provoking lyrics ... exactly the album you’re going to want playing over the car speakers when you’re handed that aux cord."

-- The Mountaineer

"In a soft-spoken earnestness that cuts through swelling horn lines and crackling guitars, Pulling Teeth tells of the inevitable loss of innocence that accompanies lost love."

-- VENTS Magazine




upcoming shows


select past shows

  • The Giant Peach at The Big E Festival, West Springfield, MA, September 30, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at The Ompomp Stomp, Norwich, VT, September 22, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at The Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction, VT, August 26, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at Magic Hat Summer Music Series, South Burlington, VT, July 27, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at Nocturne Arts Festival, Middlebury, VT, May 5, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at Foam Brewers’ Another Trip Around the Sun, Burlington, VT, April 27, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at Nectar’s, Burlington, VT, January 15, 2018

  • The Giant Peach at Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, VT, December 9, 2017