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"Opening recently for Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, Dudley are veterans of the local scene. Dudley's take on pop rock is easy to get into and approachable in all the right ways, delivering a strong sound that you can see yourself listening to over and over again". - Tacoma Weekly Volcano


"Rock connoisseurs in the Northwest can expect a little treat in the coming weeks. Dudley, out of Tacoma expects to release their first full-length album, "Still Hopeful," this fall.
The 11-song album has a good depth and range of songs without overwhelming listeners with unnecessary fluff.
Dudley's sound has influences from all over the musical spectrum. From the throaty vocals of Johnny Dudley to the soulful guitar solos and the driving rythms backing them up, this album keeps your toes tapping."

- Tacoma Weekly Volcano


"Another Long Discussion" EP 2004
"Still Hopeful" Full Length CD DEC 2007
"Walkaway Girl" Single Streaming
"Batsong" Single Streaming
"Periscope" Single Streaming
"Scattered Faith" Single Streaming and radio airplay



Yes, Dudley calls the Pacific Northwest home. However, don't pigeonhole them as just another Seattle band. Their music speaks volumes about the journeys they've taken and the roads they continue to run. Comprised of Johnny D (Vocals & Guitar) Jeff Darby (Drums) Jay Hoffman (Lead Guitar) and Eric Goranson (Bass Guitar), their music is raw emotion.
Soulful lyrics that challenge and question, "why not make it better?". Rock meets alternative meets whatever the hell else they feel like. If you can't fit the mold, then break it, baby. The band formed in 2003 but took shape a year later as it began working on the music that would form their first five song E.P., Another Long Discussion, in February 2004. The writing exploded from frontman Johnny D like so many stories needing to be told. The music and it's message are cathartic, reckless and sometimes, just downright abrasive, he laughs. Spending more time playing on the road than at home, DUDLEY has toured the Northwest/West coast frequently & reached as far as the Midwest, Arizona, & Puerto Penasco (Mexico) opening for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers to a 3,000+ audience. Sincere in their commitment, a lot has been accomplished in a short period of time. Where Another Long Discussion contained five years worth of writing material, the next album, tentatively titled "Still Hopeful" will be shot out of a cannon and created in about a year. It was an entirely different approach for me, says Johnny. More intense, more demanding. The band was a bigger part of the creative process this time around and the result is a more cohesive, identifiable sound. It will also be Dudley's first full-length recording and slated for release in 2007. Combining Dudleys unique sound with parts Bowie, parts Soul Asylum, the album will be authentic pop in genre but with a decidedly different melodic approach. Expect something cryptic, heartfelt and raw, just don't expect Dudley to be like every other Northwest band. "Dudley's take on pop rock is easy to get into and approachable in all the right ways, delivering a strong sound that you can see yourself listening to over & over again!" Tacoma's Weekly Volcano.