A band that proves rock isn’t dead and alternative isn’t just a state of mind, [lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Dramarama[/lastfm] adds a boost to Jack’s Sixth Show. Question is, will they play the most popular/requested song in So-Cal radio history??
Dramarama is a Los Angeles, California-based alternative rock/power pop band. The band was formed in New Jersey in 1982 and disbanded in 1994. The band formally reunited in 2003 following an appearance on VH1’s Bands Reunited reality show.
Since 1996, an evolving lineup of the band, always fronted by singer/songwriter John Easdale, has been performing in one incarnation or another (initially billed as Easdale solo but usually joined by former Dramarama band mates), and from then until 2003 played occasional shows in the L.A. area, as well as in New Jersey. Dramarama has been touring nationally, and released their first new, full-length studio CD, titled “Everybody Dies”, on October 25, 2005. The band has been recording new material and there are tentative plans to release a new CD in 2011.
Bang, and here we go…
Sporting three of the original “four-ish” members of Dramarama (“four-ish,” you ask? Well, they didn’t start out with a permanent drummer, and after all, are many drummers really permanent?), the band is having more fun than ever and exude a confidence and ease that only can come through experience. With the addition thirteen or so years ago of bassist Mike Davis (among other accomplishments, Mike is also the bass player for Metal God Rob Halford,) and drummer Tony Snow (The Change, Glimmer Stars, as well as a permanent member of Dramarama) original Dramarama guitarists Peter Wood and Mark Englert, along with singer/songwriter John Easdale, have truly found their musical brethren. If you saw Dramarama back in the day and thought they were good, now you’ll be blown away–these guys are PHENOMENAL*! Every show is live, no tapes or tracks here! Every show is different, no formula, no set list. Every show is at least five talented guys having a great time on stage and sharing that experience with the audience.
*Of course this is subjective and mainly applies to those audiences with common sense and exceptional musical taste.
Mark Englert Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Peter Wood Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Mike Davis Bass
Tony Snow Drums
John Easdale Singer/Songwriter/one heck of a cowbell player