Pike 27

Pike 27

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Pike 27 plays rock and roll: jangly, smart, sometimes noisy, usually joyful, always passionate. RIYL REM, Alejandro Escovedo, and Elvis Costello in all of their genre-crossing forms.


From 2000 to 2007, Pike 27 was a fixture on the Cincinnati music scene. The band garnered acclaim and awards for their 2001 release Falling Down Hard, opened for national acts (including Chuck Prophet, Dave Alvin, Robbie Fulks, Vigilantes of Love, Jason Ringenberg, and the Ass Ponys), and developed a reputation as one of the best live acts in Cincinnati. The band went on hiatus when singer/songwriter Dave Purcell moved away to work as a sociology professor at Kent State University.

In summer 2013, Purcell returned home and put together a new lineup which quickly reestablished itself on the local scene with opening slots for Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, The Fauntleroys (with Alejandro Escovedo), and a outdoor stage slot at Midpoint Music Festival. Pike 27 recently added noted singer/songwriter Dan Mecher (ex-Turbull ACs) to the lineup, complementing the core of bassist Sean Rhiney (ex-Clabbergirl and the co-founder of the Midpoint Music Festival), guitarist Mike Fair (Wojo, Mike Fair & The Adventure Seekers), and drummer/singer/songwriter Dave Purcell.

Pike 27 is jangly, smart, sometimes noisy, joyful. Good to raise a pint to. Like some of their influences (REM, Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Costello), they are hard to pin down. Come see for yourself...


2017 - The Long Fight (release: October 2017)

2014 - Calling Out (EP)

2001 - Falling Down Hard