Dias & The Lokals

Dias & The Lokals

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

An electrifying singer songwriter and performer playing the styles of , Rock, Singer Songwriter, Funk, Reggae and Country a sound for most all occasions.

Biography

Dias

Dias grew up between the redwoods and the ocean, in one of the few cultural Mecca’s between San Francisco and Portland – the county of Humboldt, in the far reaches of Northern California. His father, a longtime songwriter and performer, mentored Dias when he picked up his first two instruments: the bass at age 9, and the guitar at age 10. Since then, he also learned to play keyboard and drums.

The young talent wrote his first song at age 10, and played his first performance at a local bar & Grill with his father at age 11.

In high school Dias connected with some musicians, who formed a band called Still Risen. “We played a lot of school events and later through annual festivals,” Dias said. “When outlets or venues for our music dried up, we created our own. We were always highly motivated to play, and I think that maybe rubbed off on a few kids below us because all of a sudden young bands from our high school started popping up more often.” Still Risen was the only band in approximately 30 years to play at the junior prom.

After high school, Dias jumped in a van and went to Austin, Texas, for a year by himself. He played music and learned the scene, working with several bands and musicians. Since age 23, he mostly writes music and produces material for other musicians.

After 15 years of performing and writing, and his family’s and local following’s repeated requests, Dias finally released his debut album (self-titled) in May 2006. “I had released demos before, but never an album. They just kept saying, ‘When are you going to release some of your stuff?’” he said. “I finally did it.”

Since this first release, Dias has been playing venues in and around Humboldt County and has toured to as far as Texas playing showcases in Hollywood Ca. and at SXSW in Austin TX. He has release two new albums More love his second studio album and Raw from the Rose one of many more live albums to come. Dias teamed up with Arron Souza, Chris George, Johnny Hoppis, Ernie Ernshaw and Tony Dominick who lended their talents either in the studio or live to his last two projects they go buy The Lokals.

The Lokals
The Lokals were named in February 2006 while on a gig in Sacramento: "We needed a name for my conga player, and The Lokal sounded good and it just stuck."

The Lokals are:
Jonathan Hoppis (congas and percussion) - He is not yet a seasoned veteran like some of the other players in the band, but Jonathan has that rare talent of being able to pick up new instruments very quickly. He started playing congas about four years ago and has excelled both live and in the studio.

Christopher George (Bass Guitar) – one of the best Humboldt County artists.

Aaron Sousa (Drums) – a seasoned musician, with a family music tradition handed down for generations.

Ernie (Spencer T) Ernshaw (Drums) – Original drummer for Canadian favorite The Whackers.

Tony Dominick (Drums)- a seasoned local that has played for close to 20 years in many of Humboldt County’s most prestigious bands.

All have been around some more than others, but all are well skilled at their instruments.

Lyrics

Come The Revolution

Written By: Dias

Come the Revolution
Written By Adam Dias
©2005

Come come come the revolution
Over population air pollution
I know it’s hard but there’s a solution

I see baby’s dieing mothers they are crying
Oh can’t we come to a solution
Come come come the revolution

Our government oversees us
But were will they lead us
There’s only one god for me to be choosing
Come come come the revolution

It’s a no win end solution
Come come come the revolution
It will be coming so who you choosing
Come come come the revolution
There’s no pay off for this illusion
Come come come the revolution

I know were trying all our hearts our trying
But there’s still to many people dieing
Come come come the revolution
In our schools they teach us all this his story they teach us
But that don’t cover it like bleach does
Come come come the revolution

Evil Ways

Written By: Dias

Evil Ways
Written By Adam Dias ©2007

There is an angle down on Devil’s street
Who rides a big pony and he kills everyone he meets
One day death came knocking on his door and said
You big bad angle you wont kill anymore
Today will be the day you will eat you feast
Just before he died that big bad angle he did cry
He Said Lord have mercy on me

And he walked down the plank to the fire
Along a tight wire
And with the depths of Hell beneath
I hope he sees his evil ways

Theres a lady who most her life
Hid from the great divide
Beetween myth and man she would stand
Firm on her issues all the while
Handing out tissues to the crying and the dieing
Meanwhile covering the lies of the war machine
But the lion and the beast stood far beneath
And watch with starry eyes as she lied her way
Out of the promise land

Repeat Chorus
And she walked
Hope She sees

A politician fought most his life for the freedom to be president
And all the leis and hypnotic ties that came from owning the government
A life he spent on the wings of family
But on deaths shoulder he did cry as he got older
And died and saw the lives he had taken
He cries Lord why have you forsaken me

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus
And They Walked
Hope They See there evil ways

More Love

Written By: Dias

More Love
Written By Dias
©2007

I’m a lover you mother fu&*er don’t mess with me man cause you got to much time on your hands Why don’t you try picking up the pieces and devising yourself a better plan

Cause you been nothing since the lovin escaped from your grasps and you through your heart into the fire So if you want a piece of me here let me fuel your desire

And Give me love give me love give me some kind of love
While your beating my black and blue
Give me faith give me something I can take to the bank
Gain some interest and a little exchange to invest in more love
Oh Oh more Love

Face the facts your on crack and everybody wants a piece of your desire
You’d even suck a D*%K if I told you it would take you higher
So be a looser and abuse her why yea show her whose boss as you push her face into the fire Why don’t you tell her its her fault that you’re a Fu&$ing lier

And Give her love give her love give her some kind of love
While your beating my black and blue
Give her faith give her something she can take to the bank
Gain some interest and a little exchange to invest in more love
Oh Oh More Love
Oh Oh More Love

And Give me love give me love give me some kind of love
While your beating my black and blue
Give me faith give me something I can take to the bank
Gain some interest and a little exchange to invest in more love
Oh Oh more Love

I’m a lover you Mother F%$ker don’t mess with me man just cause you got to much time on your hands

Bended Knee

Written By: Dias

Bended Knee
Written By Adam Dias
©2005

She was walking backwards on the side of the road
Double box of tampons brand new pair of panty hose
Her thumb in the air yea oh oh
Policemen move yea they must be blind saying if you
Got the money you know she’s got the time
In the city of sex no angles will you see
Made a good run with the devil ended up on bended knee
Tell me this story you know I beg you please a run with the law
Introduced her to me

I was working as a part timer in a local mob
Never heart no body just a doing my job yea
That’s when the man came down and arrested me said son
You better get down pray on both knees
Before long I was put away tagging swap signs on the side of the freeway
Well she walked by giving the first degree I said tell me pretty baby
Can you handle me?

Tell me what kind of lover you are
The kind of lover your hear then your gone
Tell me what kind of lover you see
Kind of lover you want but you don’t need

Before to long we were back in the room we had
A bag of wonder bread and a bottle of boons yea
If it was cooled down it was fitting to heat up when
Twenty armed men came and busted it up
I didn’t know this bitch was laced with P
If that’s what your hear for don’t arrest me
Just then she turned to show me her badge
And said son you’ll spend your whole life picking up trash
Oh baby baby I thought I would make you free
That’s when she turned and told me you couldn’t handle me

Tell me what kind of lover you are
The kind of lover your hear then your gone
Tell me what kind of lover you see
Kind of lover you want but you don’t need
Kind of lover you want but you don’t need
Kind of lover you want but you don’t need
Ah the kind of lover you want but you don’t need

Discography

Released Self titled debut album May 20th 2006

Studio Producer, Engineer, and Owner
Engineered album Guitars, Good Friends and a Fifth of Tequila album for James Holland Charted at #46 in the UK

Co Wrote and Produced To Love You recorded By James Holland Charted at # 26 in Spain and #14 in Poland Country Music Charts.

2006 Wildwood Days Battle Of the Bands winners!
Humboldt County California.

Receiving air play in New Mexico, California, Arizona, Pennsylvania and various other internet and independent stations through out the US and Europe.

Featured As CD of the month on Humboldt Music.com March 2007

Come the Revolution Awarded Track of the Day on Garage Band.com

Released second studio album More Love & Live album Raw From The Rose.

Set List

Set lists generally include a wide range of original music we will most always play 75% original material in the styles of Rock, Singer Songwriter, Folk, Funk, Blues, Reggae and Country. All our music is danceable and easy to groove and listen to.

As for cover music we generally cover artist like The Almond Bros Band, Bob Marley, Credence, Violent Femes, Jackson Brown, Roger Miller, Beetles, Rolling Stones, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan (ext) We usually pick music we enjoy and that most crowds will enjoy and try to make it our own so the audience doesn’t feel like they are sitting in on your better than average bar band.