Dub-Town!

Dub-Town!

BandAlternativeRock

Dub-Town! is an up-beat alternative rock trio with a blues feel. Influences include Primus, Sublime, and Eric Clapton. With a fan base growing in the hundreds and more than 150 copies of their self-manufactured CD sold by word of mouth alone Dub-Town!'s flame is begining to grow into a wildfire!

Biography

Dub-Town! is an up and coming rock group from the cleveland area. They have been creating quite a buzz in the Cleveland area since they started playing out about one year ago.
-Oct. 22, 2005 opened for Columbus band Red wanting Blue
-Mar. 17, 2006 opened for slightly stoopid @ Peabody's in Cleveland
-Apr 11,2006 Performance with Cleveland's premier reggae artist Carlos Jones
-Apr. 20, 2006 opened for Afro-Man
-Apr 26,2006 Performed on Cleveland's 1300 WERE Saturday night main event
-May 12, 2006 performance in the Cleveland Music Fest
-Jul 8, 2006 Main stage performance @ Peabody's
-Jul 20,2006 Return performance on Cleveland's 1300 WERE Saturday night main event
-Aug 27,2006 Performance @ Big Happy's skate park's Summer Fest
-Sep 9,2006 Performance at the streetside cafe in Medina
-Oct 25 Performance @ Cleveland Entertainment Coalition membership rally
-Nov 4,2006 Dub-Town! and Global Records perform on Cleveland's 1300 WERE Saturday night main event
-Nov 10, 2006 Dub-Town! collaborates with Global Records on a performance at the Symposium Nite Club
-Dec. 15, 2006 Dub-Town! performs at the Phantasy Nite Club

…And then there was Dub-Town!
Born in a small basement in the tiny mid-west town of Wadsworth, Ohio, Dub-Town! quickly realized that they had a sound far more worthy of the mildew stained walls that they played to. They had a unique sound and an explosive chemistry ignited by their burning passion for music. They began as a guitar/drums (Bradley Cramer/Kevin Ryan) duo playing Sublime covers for their friend’s parties, and just about anyone who would listen. It seemed that it was destiny for them to meet Zach Vujas (bass) while working at one of the local bars. After a few sessions they found that their influences and styles mixed beautifully.
Artists such as Les Claypool, Eric Clapton, and Bud Gaugh helped to shape the young musicians during their formative years. With such a wide range of influences, their sound was bound to be unique. And it was. The band had such variety that it was nearly impossible to classify them. The sound was there, all that was left was to take it to the public.
Getting their first gig turned out to be a daunting task. The obvious solution was for them to make their own gig. They lined up a set at the bar where Bradley and Zach worked (which usually didn’t even book bands), packed it with friends, family, and complete strangers and blew the roof off the place. The owner was so impressed with the turn out and the work they put in that he hosted a benefit for the victims of hurricane Katrina, and booked them to play with two other local bands. This lead them to a gig at Peabody’s in Cleveland, where they would perform several more times opening for nationally known acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Red wanting blue, and Afro-Man. There they networked and secured bookings at other Cleveland venues such as, The Hi-Fi Club, The Winchester, and Big Happy’s skate park among others.
Grassroots is the name of the game for these ambitious rockers. They understand better than most that the way to build a following is to pound the pavement and create relationships. They completed their first EP, Suburban Hell, by painstakingly producing each CD with nothing but a home computer with a CD writer. Making flyers, selling tickets, and promoting gigs is all in a days work for Dub-Town!. Their talent is preceded only by their ambition and will to succeed. Trapped in a suburban hell, it seems that the only place Dub-Town! has to go is the top.
Contact Info
Bradley Cramer (Manager/Guitar/Vocals)
Phone: 330-591-0199
E-mail: dubtowntheband@gmail.com
Kevin Ryan (Drums)
Phone: 330-242-0563
www.myspace.com/dubtowntheband

Discography

EP- Suburban Hell (Self Released)
Streaming tracks are available on our myspace site www.myspace.com/dubtowntheband

Set List

Our set is typically an hour or less, but we sometimes play for two hours. Our set includes 27 original songs and 7 covers including:
John the Frisherman by Primus
40 oz to Freedom and STP by Sublime
Gimme One Reason by Tracy Chapman
Mellow Yellow by Donovan
Walking on the Moon by The Police
Strange Brew by Cream