The Dave Wallace Band

The Dave Wallace Band

 Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

The DWB wants to bring back good old fashioned Rock n Roll. No gimmicks. No screaming. No computer-automated singing. Its real rock for real people. Infectiously catchy hooks and content that people relate to. Touching on many genres, from hard rock to acoustic to blues, the DWB is for you.


Hey everybody! Thanks for checking out The DWB!! So how'd all this get started, you ask?

Well, it started with me, Dave Wallace. You see, I perform as Dorian Grey of Chicago's most notorious metal/sleeze band, Thorn Fetish. I love Thorn Fetish and everything we do. But I have so many influences in music. Music is life to me. And for me, it started with rock n roll. I cant be Dorian Grey all the time. I cant be "that evil metal guy" all the time. Its not real. And as a musician, I need something real sometimes. So I needed to try a little something different.

My all time favorite song writer is Butch Walker (if you're not familiar, check him out) and my earliest influences range from Paul McCartney and Billy Joel to Aerosmith and Motley Crue. So I combined all of this influence and decided to write a solo cd, just as a side project.

The very basics of my cd were not nearly as cool as what it turned out to be once I started working with Ryan Heath of Eight-Legged studios. Ryan's an amazing musician and we started bouncing ideas off of each other. It turned out to be something much greater than I anticipated. Ryan and I did all of the basic music on the cd. I took main vocals (naturally, since I named the band after myself. Sound ego-centric?) as well as bass, rhythm guitar and some keyboards. Ryan played drums, backing vocals, some rhythm guitars and more keyboards. Then we had some guests play lead guitars, such as Justin "Sane" Heath, Tom "Kaige" Janik (my brother from Thorn Fetish), Shawn Benge, and Ryan Howe, as well as guest vocalist, Melissa Grantham. The end result was a kick ass cd entitled "Can U Hear Me Now??", which touches on the musical genres of hard rock, blues, pop, acoustic, country and maybe a dash of pop punk.

I really believe this cd has a little something for everyone. It turned out to be much more than just a side project. Now people are asking for live performances, so we're working on booking. I hope you enjoy this and I absolutely want to hear from you! Thank you all for supporting this music.

Its you, me and The DWB against the world!



"Can U Hear Me Now??" LP 2010