With songs full of graceful vocals and jazzy soaring guitar riffs. Dcarlo has the ability to creatively freeform their rock music, and can really be classified under a number of rock music categories. Fans of good rock music should be on the look out for these guys.


Dcarlo was formed when James DeCarlo, Judson Carroll, Steve Wereley, Micheal O'conner and Mike Wemhoff desided to continue where The Westfalia's left off. After moderate success around the Detroit area in the summer of '01 and winter of '02, Dcarlo found themselves short two memebers; Mike Wemhoff and Mike O'Conner. Wemhoff went to school to become a rocket scientist and O'Conner wanted to seek other life opportunities. Knowing that rocking was in thier souls DCarlo knew they had to continue on, so Judson suggested the contact an old life long friend, Chris Handloser. Judson knew he was an experienced player, playing in many local bands most notably Jebus, a lansing based group.

Since the group has become whole they have captivated audiences and built a strong and growing fan base thoughout Michigan with their signature fusion of driving riffs and catchy hits.

In the July of '03 Dcarlo made their first appearance at the Beaver Island Music Festival on beautiful Beaver Island Michigan. Hosted by the Burton's, Danny and Carol, the festival lasts two days, the third day allows people to soak up the scenes or to make the last ferry ride to Charlevoix. Dcarlo also played Beaver Island Music Festival July of '04 as well as '05 and this most recent festival happened July 21st and 22nd of 2007. Since the first festival DCarlo has become island regulars and look forward to more great festivals in the future.

Dcarlo is currently working on their first full legth album at MacTech Studios. Although hard at work in the studio, Dcarlo is still performing live and having a fun time doing so.

Dcarlo has performed at many venues such as; Atwater Block Brewery,Beaver Island Music Fest '03,'04,'05,'07, Bell's Eccenitic Cafe, Cadiuex Cafe,Churchill's, Double Olive, Old Pointe Bar, St. Albertus Music Fest 2005, Jacoby's, The New Dodge, The Belmont, Third Street Saloon, The Majestic Theater, Villiage Idiot,. Sharing the stage with such acts as; Simplicity, Dubphonics, Devon Allman, Hot Club of Detroit, The Muggs, Prisoners of Paradise, Jason Croff Band, Catfish Mafia, The Ragbirds, Hairshirt, L.L.E, Glowb, The Sherry, Hogan Says, Sparklemotion, The Family Tree



Written By: Chris Handloser

My book will read, twelve quick steps to success with appathy. And its hard to believe. That im lost for words, or feeling sweet knowing now that im the boss and their all listening.
I start off somewhere down in Georgia, and surely end up in L.A. same as before and as to come. Can you make a Rockstar?

Now i own a bus,you know that, all my friend could come and party with me, but i've lost touch with them. I hope they'd agree, that life's to short of a trip to grip regrets. Come meet me for lunch.
I have no safety net below me,I can't seem to grow no set of wings, I'll do whatever someone tells me.
Can you make a Rockstar?

Now that I'm the one, no two words can describe what I've become. Except someones bitch, it's not that bad yet I still trade it all for what i had.

Mental Orphans

Written By: Chris Handloser

Where's the food to feed my loobs? Who's my jogging partner? What's the use of spending cards? Why all have synopcious? What's the password, who's to bribe, where's the line in fiction? When should limits limit minds, why not lose restrictions?

We'll find mindful in this coffin, of empty and useless pride. All our drive is common failure, all we know are common lives. Your answer have come as a suprise.

Who else wants to drive the boat? Who wants to be rudders? Why cast bait to catch the grub, when you're barely hungry. Whats the rush to take the que's, why not mental orphans. Who else let's them voice their views, why not live life without them.

We'll find mindful in this coffin, of empty and useless pride. All our drive is common failure, all we know are common lives. Your answer have come as a suprise.

It's not to much to ask of you, to own up to the shit you speaw, to add the glue to hold the fabric true. To add the glue to hold the fabric true.

We'll find mindful in this coffin, of empty and useless pride. All our drive is common failure, all we know are common lives. Your answer have come as a suprise.


Dcarlo EP:

Money Grubbers
Mental Orphans
Relieve Yourself
Don't Write

Set List

Original Songs in Current Rotation:

American Freedom
Mental Orphans
Money Grubbers
The Impossible Manuver
Mother Nature
Melancholy Mood
Lucky Seven
Seems To Me
Don't Write
Loss Of Repose
Relieve Yourself
One Step Ahead
Drove Away
Bring Me down
The Noose
The Mark
Way To Hell
Who's The Girl

Cover Songs in Current Rotation:

The Civil Wars - David Byrne
The Grobe - Ween
Did You See Me - Ween
Theologians - Wilco
Harder To Be A Gentleman - The White Stripes
The Bends - Radiohead
Get Myself Arrested - Gomez
Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles - The Flaming Lips