David Rosales & His Band of Scoundrels
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David Rosales & His Band of Scoundrels

Huntington Beach, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Huntington Beach, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Americana Rock




"Invoking elements of R&B, gospel, rock, and western influences to dust things up with a helping of soulful grit."

| - PopMatters

"Epitomizes Americana folk, country, and blues."

| - NY Music Examiner

"Sweetly optimistic and fun-loving."

| - Guitar World Magazine

"Vibrant... an immersive new roots music experience."

| - OC Weekly

"Ever-heartfelt and soulful… classic, no-frills folk and warm-bellied Americana rock."

| - The Sacramento Bee

"Toe-tapping... perfect for a Sunday afternoon spent beachside."

| - Raleigh Metro

"Feel-good, heart-on-sleeve."

| - Runner's Trip

"Folky rock... a pop edge, but also influences as disparate as gospel and mariachi."

| - Twangville

"Swirls hints of blues, folk, country and rock...uplifting melodies with genuine messages."

| - Soundigest

"An amazing singer.. a lyrical genius… [and] extremely down to earth."

| - Photopassed

"Masterfully blends styles from almost all genres to form an Americana sound that is second to none."

| - We Podcast & We Know Things

"With eyes squeezed shut, mouth stretched wide and fingers dancing across the strings… Rosales brings a perfect blend of country, folk and blues to his live shows."

| - Music Connection Magazine

"A great lyricist. There’s a thoughtfulness and a profoundness about his words."

| - For the Country Record

"Brave Ones finds Rosales exploring love, loss and growth with eleven incredibly personal and powerful songs."

| - Prelude Press

"Impossible to deny the warmth and ease of the lyrics, vocals and music. Rosales seems to be coming from a place of deep content and shining optimism."

| - Glide Magazine

"The kind of folk anthem[s] made for those summer nights spent drinking around a bonfire with friends."

| - Yupster Music

"David epitomizes Southern California feel good music."

| - American Roots Sessions

"A beautiful album, perfect for long drives through the mountains on cool summer evenings."

| - The Prelude Press

"Makes singing and playing guitar seem as easy as breathing"

| - Charged.fm

"Huntington Beach’s own David Rosales, whose talent for lyrics and songwriting have garnered him notoriety among folk and acoustic circles nationwide... sweetly optimistic and upbeat... penchant for writing old fashioned love songs."

| - OC Weekly

"A little bit of Americana, a lil’ California, rock ‘n’ roll, country, folk…it’s a genre defier."

| - JoonBug

"David Rosales is the latest sprout in the California crop of folk driven gentle rock."

| - Baeble Music

"Rosales gives a nice twist to american folk/blues music."

| - Half Beat Magazine

"Stunning... incredible harmonies... beautifully simple... well-written lyrics."

| - Planet Stereo

"A refreshing voice in country music."

| - Music from the Row

"Beautifully crafted songs, meaningful lyrics and raw emotion."

| - Lens Over Time

"Soulful voice."

| - Daily SoCal


BRAVE ONES lp (2018)

ALONG THE WAY ep (2014)

ON THE SEA ep (2013)

SMILE ep (2012)



“…invoking elements of R&B, gospel, rock, and western influences to dust things up with a helping of soulful grit.”
– popMatters

“…epitomizes Americana folk, country, and blues.”
– NY Music Examiner

“…sweetly optimistic and fun-loving…”
– Guitar World Magazine

Los Angeles-native, David Rosales, and his touring band of Scoundrels bring their sun-soaked, heart on the sleeve Americana goodtime music to the stage for an immersive new roots experience.

A sound that pairs well with contemporaries they have shared the stage with in Ben Harper, Brandi Carlile, Matt Costa, The White Buffalo, Donavon Frankenreiter and Steep Canyon Rangers.

In his acclaimed 2018 full-length debut album, Brave Ones, Rosales showcases his songwriting prowess throughout the 11 tracks as he seamlessly blends his vintage sonic tastes with fresh vision.  

Crediting his love of classic Rhythm & Blues and Country & Western singers Sam CookeRay Charles and Johnny Cash, coupled with his admiration for modern day troubadours the likes of Amos LeeNathaniel Rateliff and Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) as being influential in the writing and recording process.

Brave Ones marked Rosales’ third collaboration with co-producer, friend and Donavon Frankenreiter sideman, Matt Grundy (Along the Way ep, On the Sea ep). 

Looking for a change in scenery, the duo recorded at Super Bloom Studios — a log cabin studio that rests on the edge of the wind-swept expanse known as the Mojave Desert in the shadow of Southern California’s Mount San Antonio. The duo thrived in this remote location, which became an unequivocal inspiration for the recording sessions.

The album has grown to become even more than the music itself when Rosales co-founded the Orange County, CA based BraveOnes Foundation – a  501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising awareness and resources that allow children in need to focus on the joys of being a child

Rosales proudly uses Godin Guitars, Quilter Amplification, QSC Audio, Kyser Musical Products, L.R. Baggs and Logas Leatherworks.

Band Members