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San Antonio, Texas, United States

San Antonio, Texas, United States
Band Country Americana


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CD Transistordale
Fat Girl
Before She Did Me Wrong
Games People Play
Rain on Me
Man in My Dumpster
Right Wrong Guy
Get to Me
Bustin' Out
I Only Want to Be with You

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TRANSISTORDALE ABOUT - Transistordale is Texas "Roots Rock" Country. The name comes from our Bass Player's ownership of the historic Sisterdale Bar and our Drummer's fetish for radio towers. We try to present Texas Country in a primal manner; illiciting a rythmic/sexual response from our listeners. To achieve this goal, we use low powerful vocals combined with a super-solid bottom and beats that resonate your dance bone. Throw in a sense of humor and some harmonies, and you're there....Transistordale!
SMILES – LEAD VOCALS / GUITAR - Hi, I'm Greg "Smiles" Layne, lead vocal and guitar for Transistordale. My Mom taught me to harmonize as a small child by sticking my fingers in my ears, and when my uncle would babysit, he would let me play his guitar, so he could "play" with his younger girlfriend. Now I enjoy playing anything from Alternative to Zydeco ( get it! A to Z) and can harmonize to a cat dying in the street (not easy).
Country and Blues were the music of my youth, but over time, I've played everything from Hawaiian Jazz (Tropical Heat) to Spanish Reggae ( Majestics Internationale) to Funk (Dog Men Poets - where I met our current Drummer BJ). Transistordale is about 80% Country Blues and 20% regional influences.
With Transistordale, we're trying to play a more-primal Texas Country that gets listeners bouncing in their seats and crowding the dance floor....enjoy....Smiles!
SPENCE – BASS / VOCALS - Life changed for me, when I was in elementary school. My older brother brought home Kiss Alive I, and I immediately knew what had to be done - play music!
I have been in many bands since then; some good, some that went on the road, and some that sucked, but its in my blood and there's nothing I can do about that, except to nurture my skills and abilities. I have finally found the sound I've been looking for.
BJ SHULER – DRUMS / VOCALS -My "drumming habit" developed as soon as I realized I had hands. I can't remember ever not being "on the one". My parents ( also my heroes and inspiration) took notice that I absorbed the sonic and tonal value of everything in the house. My folks understood they'd have to get me a real drum set," like the guy from Led Zeppelin" as I put it. So, when I was nine, they did.
After three years of playing to records, I joined my first band. We were terrible, but, over time we improved as players. For the next several years I played and traveled with many influential bands in and around Texas, which shaped my style and allowed me to grow as a diverse musician.
As a working (and still learning) drummer, I realize it can be difficult finding other musicians you can click with both on and off the stage. I was fortunate to find these guys. This monster just keeps growing. Every lick I ever played growing up has all led up to this.