King Nosmo

King Nosmo


Here for the first time, is a blend of everything good about country music such as the harmony of the Eagles and Rascal Flatts with a decidedly California groove.


A new breed of Country Music was born in 2001 when the songwriting team of Myke Odalas and Dave Morris began breathing new life into the Southern California music scene. Their shared observations became the foundation for material as wide ranging as deep songs about the girl to their off-kilter surroundings. Their songs have universal appeal to Country, Rock, Pop, and Adult Contemporary fans alike.

After a few years, with the addition of Anthony Peregretti (drums) and Justin Heisey (backup vocals/electric guitar/keyboards), a signature sound was created. This isn’t your typical cookie cutter country music. It's original, it's different, it’s “California Groove Country”, an innovative blend reminiscent of Steely Dan meets the Eagles with a mainstream country flair.

The band began performing at local venues and as time progressed began playing the larger venues and events. In 2005 they organized a charity event for the American Red Cross to help those affected by hurricane Katrina. King Nosmo has played at numerous American Cancer Society Relay-4-Life events all over Southern California including San Dimas, Pasadena, Pomona, Hacienda Heights, and Claremont. They were the house band for over a year at Rico's in La Verne, CA, recently performed at the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville, CA, and opened for Devon Allman & Honeytribe at Angel’s Roadhouse in Yucaipa, CA.

Band Members:

Dave Morris: After years of honing his considerable guitar and bass skills Dave began pouring out original material. He established himself as a songwriter of note and performs the duties of playing, singing, producing, and co-writing the band's songs. His influences include: Lennon/McCartney, Fagen/Becker, Kenny Loggins, and David Foster.

Myke Odalas: Mike picked up his first guitar at the age of 13 and was well on the way to creating his own unique style of music. His smooth lead vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and rhythm guitar are the basis for King Nosmo's soulful groove. His influences include: Frank Sinatra, Pat Metheney, Dada, and Steely Dan.

Anthony Peregretti: Anthony started out playing trombone and then switched gears and took over the drums. With a hard hitting kick drum and energy fueled stick work Anthony brings a creative style of drumming into Country music. His drumming is a key component of the Nosmo groove. His influences include: John Bonham, Terry Bozzio, and Neil Peart.

Justin Heisey: Justin dropped in Dave and Myke's lap while answering an ad for the band that ended with "must have chops". He did and quickly blended his style into theirs. He brought melodic backup vocals which helped create the signature King Nosmo harmonies along with solid lead/rhythm electric guitar skills. His influences include: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Steve Wariner, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.


California Country

Written By: Morris / Odalas

L.A.'s got the freeways
The smog
And the big skyscrapers

Orange County has the beaches
The malls
And the drunken capers

But head a few miles east
With the sun behind you
Your neck will get pretty red
On the 10 to San Berdu


Who says there's no country music right here
In Southern California
They try to ignore ya
Just like Bakersfield before ya
There's plenty of country
In Southern California

Pull a trout out of
Corona Lakes
Off the 15 Freeway

Now that's a horse town
And that's how they prefer to get around

But head a few miles east
With the sun behind you
Your neck will get pretty red
On the 10 to San Berdu


There's as many cowboys here
As imported beers
In fancy bars
You couldn't get more west
And still see all the stars
(On Hollywood Boulevard)


Southern California ...
I wish they all could be
You can check out .. never leave
All the leaves are brown
And the skies are gray

Stay There Girl

Written By: Morris / Odalas

Let's not try to pretend
We know this is the end
I'll watch you walk away
I'll let come what may

I'll sit here near the flames
Try not to play the blame games
Imagine us before the storm
When I felt you soft and warm

- Chorus -
The times
They ain't changing
'Cause your love came down
And the world
Keeps on spinnin'
On the other side of town
So stay there girl
I'll see you around

If I had any regret
I ain't found any yet
Then this ice is gonna thaw
I'll be wishing there was more

- Bridge -
There's always be a hint of you
From when you were here
I'll keep rosey thoughts of you
So things won't always appear
That bad
Stay there girl

- Chorus -

Let's not try to pretend
We know this is the end
I'll watch you walk away
I'll let come what may

Maybe You're A Cowboy Too

Written By: Morris / Odalas

I don't own a saddle
'Cause I don't own a horse
But I am still a cowboy
I'll explain
Of course

I'm happy with a Sunset
Don't drink Dom Perignon
It's not that I am at all cheap
I'm just better
Off alone

Do you think
You're a lot like me
Are you the
Type who'd rather be free
Than tied down
Maybe you're a cowboy, too

Drivin' down sunset
I enjoy the view
A blacktop cowboy
The same things you do

I'll listen to some love song
And think about a girl
I used to know in high school
That was such
A different world


Here We Go

Written By: Morris/Odalas

You're two stepping
With a fancy Dan
Thinks he's the man
Got something I'd like to say to him

You're two timing
With a man from south
Got a filthy mouth
I'm cutting in right now
- Chorus -
Here we go
Walking away from the last chance
Our last dance together
It doesn't have to be this way
There it goes
A moment forever in time
Can we climb back on
The way it used to be
A hard riding tough trail of love Spinning on a sea
You're saying no
But your heart's regretting
What you ain't forgettin'
No one can do what I do to you

If I gotta put 'em up
You know I will
We both need a thrill
Lordy, maybe that's what's missing
- Chorus -

- Bridge -
If we spent half our time making up
And the rest of it making love
You'd be back with me
That would be enough
- Chorus -
A hard riding tough trail of love
Spinning on a sea


Nosmo07 (2007)

Royal Flusheses (2005)

Demo Sessions (2004)

Come Get Some ( Dave Morris, solo) 2005

Set List

Cowboy Jam / Maybe You're A Cowboy , Too
California Country
Heart Of The Matter
Temptation Eyes (Grass Roots)
Fallin ' Hard
Love Song For You
Hey Heart
Tell Me How To Fall Out of Love With You
Rushing Back
Many Are The Nights
Stay there Girl
Last Thing
Without You
Maybe Girl
Don't Let Him Take You Away
Dreaming In The Sky
Slow Dance
I Could Do Worse
Cryin' Over You
This Kind Of Love
Livin In Love
Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
She Still Calls Me Baby
Guitars, Cadillacs (Dwight Yoakam)
Little Sister (Dwight Yoakam)
Good Directions (Billy Currington)
As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)
Here We Go
Now I Know How Forever Feels (Kenny Chesney)
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Joe Nichols)
Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Toby Keith)
Feel Like Makin Love (Bad Company)
Sister Goldenhair