One sunny day in the spring of 1973, a few Tufts University grads got together for lunch at a local Chinese eatery. The meal produced some remarkable harmony, and the rest, as they say, is history.

More than four decades later, Peking and the Mystics is still running on all cylinders. The group, which includes three original guys, is comprised of five Tufts grads who were all members — in different years, with no overlap — of the university’s acclaimed singing group, the Beelzebubs.

PATM has toured nationally and internationally (including trips to the Far East and South America), recorded three CDs, appeared on television and radio, and been featured in local and national print media. The group's eclectic a cappella repertoire, made up of original arrangements by PATM members themselves, incorporates swing, jazz, doo-wop, and pop music of every decade from the 1890s to the 2000s.

Whether you’re planning a black-tie gala, backyard barbecue or business soiree, PATM will make it an event your guests will never forget. For information, please contact Andrew Cranin at 978-204-0004 or e-mail

On September 23, 2014, Peking and the Mystics had the honor of singing the national anthem at Fenway Park:

Peking and the Mystics has been serving up harmony at Woodman's for years. Their style of entertainment is a perfect fit for our restaurant, and a lot of customers plan their visits so they can hear the group. Their appearances are like a special treat -- seafood and singing in one fun dining experience! I guess you know your entertainers have made a lasting impression when you run into a customer at Restoration Hardware and she comments on "that fabulous

a cappella

group the last time we were there."

Rhonda Woodman, Woodman's Restaurant, Essex, Massachusetts

Note to Woodman's from a recent customer...

Thank you so much for the unexpected treat on a summer's evening. I went out of my way on my return home to Connecticut via Essex last evening to renew my happy acquaintance with Woodman's. To my pleasure, some first-rate harmony on upbeat songs broke out. Gosh ! I love that music. Floods of youthful memories. As a long-time radio & TV broadcaster, I was quite pleased with the quality of this bonus which accompanied my Woodman's fried clams, fried onion rings, and one beer. After asking, I learned that they were called (oddly?) Peking and the Mystics. Never heard of them before, but they are a joy! And, I'll tell my family and friends to visit Woodman's, if you have them again. (I hope.) Yes. Home safely at 9:30 pm after a pleasant detour to Woodman's.

Frank, Connecticut