Dave Rude Band

Dave Rude Band

 Oakland, California, USA
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Imagine Shinedown doing shots with Buckcherry at a Kings Of Leon afterparty. We blend classic rock with modern influences and give it our own unique twist.Our song, "Fallin' Down", was nominated at the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards for best Hard Rock/Metal song & placed a documentary film.

Biography

Dave Rude Band's unabashed, uncompromising, highly melodic hard rock sound is both unique and instantly recognizable--a modern take on the classic rock influences the band grew up on. In 2005 Dave Rude decided to start a solo project as a singer/guitarist, but as soon as he hooked up with bassist Marco Guzman and drummer Josh Schmidt, things gelled so well that it quickly solidified into a permanent band.

Some may recognize lead singer/guitarist, Dave Rude, as multi-platinum rock band Tesla's newest guitar hero. When they randomly came across the Dave Rude Band MYSPACE page, they were so impressed they offered him the job in early '06 and he is still a member today. Bassist, Marco Guzman, moved to the US from Peru to pursue a career in rock'n'roll and brings a distinctly Latin groove to his fuzzed-out, Aerosmith-cum-Rage Against The Machine-style basslines. And drummer Josh Schmidt started out touring and recording in punk bands in the SF Bay Area before branching out into jazz and Latin rhythms around the time he joined DRB--always giving the band a unique, pounding, yet danceable groove. Together the power trio create a powerful sound both onstage and on record that is truly their own.

"Carry Me Home" is the band's brand new CD and its sound has been described as Shinedown doing shots with Buckcherry at a Kings Of Leon afterparty. Track 1, "Fallin' Down", is a fast-paced rocker with a super melodic chorus harmony that is an explosive opening to the band's live shows--it was also nominated for best Hard Rock/Metal Song @ the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards, and was included in the documentary feature film "Runnin' With Demons". Track 2, "Carry Me Home", is where the KOL influence comes out with a sparse, bass driven verse and lush chorus with a heartfelt vocal hook that won't leave your head from the minute you first hear it. DRB puts their musical diversity in the spotlight with their seamless transition into Track 4, "Dumb", --a huge power ballad with major mass appeal. The CD started out as a live-in-the-studio demo but had such a great vibe that they decided to add a few overdubs, give it a good mix, and release it. One listen and you'll be glad they did.

Lyrics

Carry Me Home

Written By: Dave Rude

And I feel this night will end too soon,
While I dig my grave under the yellow moon,
As the lights go by my heart begins to race,
And I see the lines guilt painted on your face,

CHORUS
Won't you carry me home,
Night feels so alone,
Out on my own,
I'm startin' to bleed,
I beg and I plead,
On my knees

Will you hold my hand into the dark,
Before you take my breath and still my heart?
As I lay myself into this hollow ground you're lookin' down,
And a teardrop hits the earth without a sound

CHORUS X2

Won't you carry me home,
Won't you carry me home,
Won't you carry me home,
Won't you carry me home

Dumb

Written By: Dave Rude

VERSE 1:
I wear myself down
With all my silly worrying
And messin' around

I wanna get unwound
Just enjoy the simple things
And slow down

People tell me not to worry
And, yeah, I know they're right
But good advice is a dime a dozen
When I can't sleep at night

CHORUS:
I wanna be dumb
Not worry 'bout a thing
I wanna be stupid baby
And never stop to think
About love and life and wrong and right
Why people act the way they do
I wanna be dumb
Like you

VERSE 2:
You got an easy smile
A laugh so inviting
I'll stay for a while

Always feel I'm in a hurry
And nothin' turns out right
Every thought is a mile a minute
And I can't sleep at night

I wanna be dumb
Not worry 'bout a thing
I wanna be stupid baby
And never stop to think
About love and life and wrong and right
Why people act the way they do
I wanna be dumb
Like you

BRIDGE:
I would give anything to be more like you
Whatever they're askin'
You know I'll do

To live my lifetime with no fear of rollin' dice
And never thinkin' twice

People tell me not to worry
And, yeah, I know they're right
But good advice is a dime a dozen
I still can't sleep at night

I wanna be dumb
Not worry 'bout a thing
I wanna be stupid baby
And never stop to think
About love and life and wrong and right
Why people act the way they do
I wanna be dumb
Like you
I wanna be dumb
Like you
Dumb

Discography

"Carry Me Home" EP, 2009
"Dave Rude Band" EP, 2007
Songs from both Dave Rude Band releases have been played regularly on 107.7 FM The Bone in San Francisco, 98 Rock in Sacramento, KSCU in Santa Clara, and countless internet radio stations.