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The best kept secret in music


"Woodbelly is Solid"

At the most relaxed moments, one could have mistaken them for a Carnival
Cruise Line act. Yet only the most indifferent ear could have disregarded
the fact that Woodbelly were like solid granite that night: completely
impervious to scrutiny. Every beat, every note, was allotted some vital
place, a myriad of funk/ska/soul wails and beats all set in astonishingly
exact precision. Woodbelly¹s knowledge and talent with respect to music is
so beyond me as to be completely alien.

- DallasMusicGuide.com - Dick Sullivan

"Hellacious Chops"

Like the Detroit studio musicians who were the subject of
last year¹s underappreciated documentary Standing In the Shadows of Motown,
the boys of Woodbelly resist the temptation to show off and distract the
listener from the tunesmithery. Instead, they subordinate their hellacious
chops to the requirements of the songs.

Haley writes intelligent, well-crafted
songs with a fluid forward motion that¹s missing from most ³modern rock.² He
and his homeboys play these numbers with aplomb, if not abandon, and the
band¹s sunny vibe is a welcome shift from the by-the-numbers angst of too
many local groups. - FW Weekly - Ken Shimamoto

"How could you not dance?"

Hands down, one of THE BEST 3-man bands in DFW these
days! The lead singer may barely reach 5ft. tall, but his voice and those
zydeco-like songs are something to be reckoned with. I couldn't believe the
number of people who DIDN'T dance though. How could you not? I know I didn't
resist, and I think I'm a more complete person because of it.
- Blonde Music Review - Kay MacIntyre


Feel The Wood EP
Feel More Wood EP
Woodbelly (self-titled) LP
Could This Be Better (in production - release 06) LP


Feeling a bit camera shy


...Woodbelly combines experience, education, and natural ability with a wide list of influences to create their original sound, like Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, NOFX, The Beatles, James Brown, and all the jazz, blues , and motown greats.

...In under 4 short years, Woodbelly has managed to build a resume that is both respectable and wild...including travelling support for national acts, cross country trips for private shows, television appearances and theme songs, many festivals, and much more...

...they have shared the stage with the likes of Burning Spear, Blues Traveler, Jurassic 5, 2 Live Crew, The Slackers, Rebirth Brass Band, Paranoid Social Club, Tim Reynolds, Jimmy Chamberlain, Bob Schneider, Something Corporate, Zox, The Rocket Summer, David Garza, Matt Wertz, Mofro, Mingo Fishtrap, Tribal Nation, and many more...

...also performing in festivals such as Shiner Bash 03, Taste of Dallas 04+06, Greenville Ave. St. Patty's Day Parade 05+06, Plano Balloon Fest, Grapefest, Deep Ellum Arts Fest, and many more...

...the adventures have been many, from driving to Sante Fe, NM to play a friends wedding in the desert...to actually placing second in the Fox 4 "Good Day" Contest and the producers and writers of the song called us back in to record our version anyway ( that promo ran for over a year and a half...and may still be )...we can't forget the Fox 4 Christmas special...to piling 6 people in a Tahoe towing a Uhaul over 6000 miles , 11 stops from New York to Florida back to New York with Something Corporate and The Rocket Summer...having too much fun...making too many fans...making too many friends...we will be back east coast hang on...and watch out world...

Woodbelly has a musical laureate on bass, a mad jazz cat on drums, and the greatest undiscovered vocal talent around with a natural ability to make the hooks...a sound that blends the roots of music with an unforgettable pop appeal...a truly unique booty shaking time...

...and they are showing no signs of stopping...