Starless is a progressive rock band from Lexington, Kentucky. Although the influences of each member vary, the progressive element has remained the constant. Our style tries to define a happy medium between the worlds of progressive and modern/mainstream rock.


Dave began playing drums at the age of 10. He marched in drum line in high school as well as the University of Kentucky. His major influences are Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot, Evergrey, Rush, and Pink Floyd.

Gear: Dave plays Tama Starclassic drums and uses Sabian Cymbals

Alan began playing guitar at the age of 12. He studied with Frank Bowers whom now plays lead for the country music duo, Montgomery/Gentry. He has also studied guitar at Eastern Kentucky University under the tutelage of Dennis Davis. Alan has done work for the Lexington Actors Guild and the Lexington Men’s Choir. His favorite television show is the Simpson’s. Influences are King Crimson, Genesis, Can, Neu!, Rush, Nirvana, Brian Eno, Erik Satie, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin.

Gear: Fender Stratocaster, Laney GS412LA 4X12, Mesa 50/50 Power Amp, ADA MP 100 Preamp, FurmanPower Conditioner, Boss DD-20, EHX Holy Grail, EHX Electric Mistress, EHX Big Muff, Fulltone Ultimate 8va, MXR Dynacomp, Digitech Whammy IV, Dunlop Gator Grip 2mm picks

Brian has been singing since the age of 5. He completed two years of vocal training with Grover Farr of Berea College notoriety. His major influences are Foreigner, Journey, Dokken, Rick Springfield, Queen, Disturbed and Kansas to name a few.

Gear: Audio-Technica microphones, Alesis processors, and Shure in-ear monitors, TC Electronics M1.

Sam has been playing bass for nine years. He is currently attending Eastern Kentucky University majoring in music composition.

Gear: 6 string Washburn, 5 string Peavey and Hartke Amplification. Hartke 3500 head. Hartke 4x10 transproter cab. Boss loop station. Guyatone MD3 Micro Digital Delay, Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer



Written By: Brian K. Williams/Alan Taylor/David Halcomb of Starless

Whatever happened to the child in you
Did the same that happens to us all
Take its’ toll on you
The scars on your hands
Reveal a glimpse of who you are
They show that your life
Has always been hard
Times like these make you feel so alone
The hurt you feel is all to real
Don’t let despair bring you down

Pain and suffering are all that you’ve seen
It’s all you’ve ever known
Everywhere you turn everywhere you’ve been
You’ve always heard its different on
The other side
Now you know that was all
Just a lie
Times like these make you feel so alone
The pain you feel is all to real
Don’t let despair bring you down
You never know what you’re going to do
Until everyone decides to let you choose
Your life, and how you want to live
And who you want to be
Changes occur in these desolate times
Carries you forth into the light
It only takes a spark
To ignite the flame
That shines as a beacon and
Shows you the way


Starless 4 song demo
All songs copywritten 2005

Set List

Running Away

Some of the covers we rotate:
King's X-----We were born to be loved
System Of A Down-----Aerials
Van Halen---Panama
Fates Warning----One
Led Zeppelin-----Kashmir

More available upon request.

Sets are approx 1 hr.