Monday, October 8, 2012

The Dave Edwards Band

The Dave Edwards Band
An EP of 6 new songs with the intimate sounds of Acoustic guitars, Stand Up Bass, Accordion & light drums that captures a house party feel starting on the front porch. Guest include Jimmy Bones (from Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band) on keyboards, Mark Iannice (Jill Jack) on accordion and Larry LeBeck on Pedal Steel. Bob Monteleone produced and plays guitar through out. 

Who is Dave Edwards and why is that name so familiar? 
• Founding member, lead singer/songwriter for THE LOOK
• THE LOOK recorded 4 albums - Dominating radio & video in the 80’s with “We’re Gonna Rock”, “You Can’t Sit Down”, “Baby, Do You Want Me To?”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “Memories”, “Second Chance”, “Who Knows Me” and more.
• Toured with John Mellencamp, Huey Lewis & The News, The Rockets, Cheap Trick, The Kinks, J Geils Band and many others.
• Also fronted Tantrum & RH Factor during significant phases of Motor City Music History.
• Mr. Edwards – fronting RH Factor performed for the Pope at Pontiac Stadium in September of 1987 Spotty record distribution, confusing management and recording deals killed the momentum and development of The Look’s career(come on! They sign with Fantasy Records in the early 90’s and the label refused to make videos). 
Alas the band members went their separate ways. 
Dave Edwards retained the name The Look and began performing with rotating sidemen performing the hits of the LOOK and peppered them with classic covers from The Rockets, Bob Seger & The Romantics (“bands you couldn’t see up close too often”) – as well as classics of Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones and lots of Motown. In 2004, Dave Edwards began a remarkable and noteworthy solo career recording TAKE ANOTHER LOOK with not only a musical contribution from famed Detroit musicians Johnny Bee Badanjek & Jim McCarty, but also Bee, a noted artist, painted and contributed the artwork for the cover. Dave’s unique arrangement of Tracy Chapman’s “GIVE ME ONE REASON” remains Dave’s biggest selling track on iTunes to this day! 

In 2007 – Dave released an EP entitled SECOND LOOK Volume 1 – a series he hopes to revisit from time to time. The first volume featured 3 newly recorded tracks – including a duet on The Boxtops’ Soul Deep with the great Shaun Murphy. Second Look Volume 1 closes with a live version of Paul Carracks “I Need You” recorded at Hart Plaza. 
In May of 2009, Dave released LONE SURVIVOR, his second full length CD. Lone Survivor is a hodge podge of classic rock, blues & country that fits together like a cold beer on a Friday night. A running them throughout the CD is survival – from the opening How Long? (with a Who’s Next feel), stopping off at a bluesy take on Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”, a whisky soaked version of Leonard Cohen’s “Aint No Cure For Love” and closes with the fireworks of “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down” that finds the lone survivor back on his horse and getting out of town…. 
Lone Survivor featured many special guests including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek, Jimmie “Bones” Trombly, Black Market alummi Bob Monteleone (who also produced the CD) & drummer Mitch Purdy (on Mandolin!) as well as Dave’s recent core band members. The original song “It’s Written All Over Your Face” was recorded at Harmonie Park Studios and mixed by Los Angeles engineer Tony Ugval who was also Grammy nominated in 2010 for Album of The Year with Lady GaGa. “It’s Written All Over Your Face” received 2 Detroit Music Awards nominations – including Outstanding Country performance.

Artist:Dave Edwards Band    Album: Pickin Singles 
Artist Name:Dave Edwards Band     Album: Pickin Singles
First/Last Name:Jeffrey Amato
Hometown:St Clair Shores, MI, USA
Style of music:Americana Rock n Roll
Label Affiliation:Unsigned
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Description:The DAVE EDWARDS BAND is that party on your porch, where the guitars come out and the neighbors stop by and the singer gets into your soul and the good time rockin soul music makes you want to dance!

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