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""...Straight On Till Morning" Review"

On "…Straight On Till Morning" DB3 sounds seasoned and ready to move beyond Columbus city limits. Rhythmically tight, full of guitar hooks and sung with passion... - The Columbus Dispatch

"Review in The Columbus Alive"

Ripe with chugging bar-rock anthems that bring to mind an edgier Kings of Leon (minus the Strokes influence) with hints of Dave Matthews and Led Zeppelin, "…Straight On Till Morning" spotlights not only Beahm’s storytelling lyrics but also (his) explosive guitar work and Russell’s impeccable timekeeping.

—Chip Midnight, The Columbus Alive - Chip Midnight

""Maybe I'll Fly" Columbus Dispatch Review"

Columbus' DB3 used to be Dan Beam and the Invisible Three. The name has changed but the sound hasn't: indie-rock meets Americana.

The group's new EP, Maybe I'll Fly, reflects the jump in energy level, sounding more like Soul Asylum now than Todd Snyder. Songs such as "I'm Alive" have a strong, simple hook even if the the singer's guitar is now goosed by a distortion pedal. - The Weekender


...Straight On Till Morning - released 2004 on Renaissance Boy Recordings

Maybe I'll Fly - 6 song EP released June 2003 (as Dan Beahm and The Invisible Three)

Kandahar - Single released 2002 (as Dan Beahm and The Invisible Three)

Square Peg in a Round Hole: Live at the Round bar - released 2000 (as Dan Beahm and The Invisible Three)


Feeling a bit camera shy


DB3 is Daniel Beahm (guitar/vox), Shawn Gibson (bass/vox), and Mike Russell (drum kit). We call Columbus, OH home. We work hard as hell writing and performing music. Dan uses his skills as an advertising guy/designer to get the word out. We’ve got over 500 people on our mailing list (they signed up, we don’t spam). When we play in town, depending on the venue, we get anywhere from 50-400 people out to shows. In June of 2004, DB3 independently produced and marketed our debut album, ...Straight On Till Morning. In the first five months, the album sold over 500 copies. The previous year, Dan put out a solo album called Maybe I’ll Fly, also independently produced and marketed, that sold over 500 copies in its first six months.

Yes we’re new to the scene; no we’re not new to the game. Each member of DB3 is a professional, experienced musician. Daniel has been composing and recording music for film since 1991 (in addition to other successes, one project, Chillicothe (Blue Yonder Films), went to Sundance in 1999). Daniel has also been composing and performing as a singer/songwriter since 1998. DB3 newcomer Shawn Gibson joined the band after spending the past 10 years lending his talents to various bands around the Columbus scene. Mike Russell came up drumming with heavy metal bands in high school, and then softened up a bit when he fell in love with the music of Dave Matthews.

So what is the DB3 sound? Call it eclectic. Call it electric. Call it intelligent, indie-garage-pop-rock. Call it whatever the hell you want, just listen with constant anticipation, joy and fervor. With its roots in Beahm's solo acoustic career and his love of John Denver and Paul Simon, you can expect some heart-felt folk influences. But it evolves quickly from there. The whole idea of forming a band came from a need to rock and rage. Energy levels and “the sound” have garnered the band comparisons to The Smoking Popes, Foo Fighters, Led Zepplin and Jimmy Eat World. But beyond the pure energy, DB3 steps it up a notch by adding a charming intellect, telling stories and laying it all on the line for each hungry listener to consume.