Fool’s Gold


Pictured: (from left to right) Playing guitar is JD Mello, on the drums wearing a rocking Santa costume is Quentin Khan, singing is Bea De Trolio, and also playing guitar is Nick Calamar.

Alexandra Burns, Staff Writer/Features Editor

Fool’s Gold, a local rock band, is actual gold. Made up of four talented musicians, Quentin Khan, Joseph “JD” Mello, and two of Feehan’s own—Nick Calamar (‘23) and Beatrice “Bea” De Trolio (‘23). JD plays bass and Nick plays guitar while Quentin plays the drums and Bea sings. This band has impressive performance experience as they have played for over two years together, performing mostly fundraising events. One of their most notable charitable events was when Fool’s Gold competed against several other local bands in the Jingle Bell Band Bash in December 2022. Fool’s Gold won the competition and donated all the money they had raised to their non-profit of choice, GREY2K USA, an organization that works to “pass stronger greyhound protection laws and end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels,” as well as, “the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.” 

As of February 5, Fool’s Gold has been around for two years, and to commemorate that, the band posted an original song entitled “You Were The One” on their Instagram page (@officialfoolsgold). Check out their Instagram or use this link:

Most recently, Fool’s Gold performed at Market Street Pub for the Rob Coyne School of Music on March 5. Guitarist Nick Calamar says that the gig “was a lot of fun, we had played there before for another fundraiser put on by the Rob Coyne School of Music,” and he continued to say that “it’s always a good time whenever we get to play out.”

The band as a whole is tight-knit, having the connections that some bands could only wish for. Since all these musicians have been playing together for two-plus years, they know each other personally. These musicians are incredibly close friends and for Nick Calamar, 

there really aren’t many things [he enjoys] more than playing or making music with the band.

— Nick Calamar ‘23