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Dave Edwards and The Look/The Dave Edwards Band: News

New Date at The Uptown Grille - July 11, 2014

We have a last minute addition to our schedule to play one of our favorite clubs ... The Uptown Grille on Saturday July 12th 2014 ... click on the calendar section for more details ...

Dave Edwards Band - new CD - June 30, 2014

As most of you, who know Dave Edwards, know that he is constantly working on music, new music, old music any kind of music ... well we can tell you right now that the 6 time Detroit Music Award nominee has been working on a new CD ... called " Hearts Desire " ... 10 tracks have been laid down, Dave wants 2 more ... so we are really close to a new Dave Edwards Band album ... we can't wait ... How Bout You? ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - December 25, 2013

The Belle Islanders on iTunes - August 7, 2013

Here is the iTunes link for the new CD ... " Nothing's Gonna Stop Us " ... by Detroit Roots/Reggae band ... " The Belle Islanders " ... https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothings-gonna-stop-us/id685347771 just released today!!!

THE BELLE ISLANDERS TO RELEASE 2ND CD THIS WEEKEND! - July 31, 2013

THE BELLE ISLANDERS
Dave Edwards: lead & background vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
Bob Monteleone: lead & background vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, slide, keyboards, bass & percussion
Mitch Purdy: drums & percussion
Jim Megerian: electric bass, background vocals & lead vocals on "It's Too Hot"
April Monteleone: background vocals & lead vocals on "To Make You Feel My Love"

New full length CD entitled
NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US
Due August 2nd, 2013!

When it was time to follow up the last Belle Islanders record, their self-titled reggae debut – everyone was ready and eager to put their twist on the next batch of some of their favorite songs – originals and covers.

Recording sessions got serious at the top of 2013 – with the recordings of the Bobby Darin classic “Dream Lover”, a new version of The Look’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us (Are You With Me Tonight)” and the biting commentary of heroin addiction and prison life “Kickin’ In The Joint”. From there, everyone buckled in – Bassist Jim Megerian took the lead vocals on “It’s Too Hot” (which is the song of the summer!), April Monteleone makes her Belle Islanders lead vocal debut with a sultry take on Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”! Just as it was looking like a finished EP – here comes Dave Edwards delivering another original “It’s Gonna Be
Alright” and the classic Bobby Bloom song “Montego Bay”. Then, Bob delivered the tender “Try One More Time” complete with Stax style horns and steady, funky beat.
Together the band went for Jimmy Cliff’s “You Can Make It If You Really Want” after drummer Mitch Purdy saw Mr. Cliff on a vacation early this year.
NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US closes with Cali-Jam – a live jam that the band recorded at Callahan’s Music Hall in 2011. It is a fitting closing reminder what a killer groove these guys can make, shake and leave full baked anytime!

The Belle Islanders started as a recording project featuring 3 members of the legendary Detroit (and world renown) reggae group Black Market combined with the well-known throaty soulful vocal prowess of Dave Edwards of The Look (“We’re Gonna Rock”) in late 2010.

The core was inspired by a 1970’s reggae compilation entitled
“FEELIN’ HIGH”.
Dave & producer/musician Bob Monteleone decided to lay down their own versions of some of their favorite songs from this obscure vinyl – then they decided to add originals to the mix along with a steamy rendition of the Texas Tornadoes' "Who Were You Thinking Of?"

The idea then and now was to record reggae music with the aesthetic of the early-to mid 1970’s while trying to (but not always) bypass “synth’s” & drum machines.
They wanted to make organic, rootsy, soulful reggae music – which had developed into a fresh sound of their own.

The Belle Islanders sound is a mix of Reggae, Caribbean, Funk, Beach Music, Soul, Ska & Pop that rocks ya and eases your soul.

Pop this disc into your player and come take a ride with us.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us!






BELLE ISLANDERS
NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US
Produced & engineered by Bob Monteleone at Tree Farm Studios, Utica MI
Mastered by Tony Ugval (Grammy Nominated) at Permanent Waves Burbank, CA

NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US: Available digitally & physically after 8/2/13.

MANAGEMENT: Jeff Amato

BOOKING INQUERIES:
jamato3836@aol.com
586-298-6774

Visit:
www.hanzierecords.com www.thelookde.net We are on Facebook too!

Holy Moly ... Look What's Goin On ... - July 22, 2013

HOLY MOLY - Have we got some crazy gravy on our plate...



Lots of dates to remember so – stay with us!



THIS Saturday - We return to one of our favorite clubs in the universe...

JULY 27TH – BACHELOR’S ONE

1967 Cass Lake RD

Keego Harbor, MI 48320-1075

SATURDAY NIGHT – ROCKIN AND ROLLIN!

After this Saturday, The Dave Edwards Band - as you know - also known as Dave Edwards and The Look - will be taking a breather until AUGUST 17 when the boys return to CALLAHANS MUSIC HALL in Auburn Hills, MI

DAVE EDWARDS BAND

Aka Dave Edwards and The Look live at Callahans with extra special guest stars

CHROME MOLLIE

8 PM SHOW – LOOK at 9:30 PM

tickets are $10 in advance

We did a show with Chrome Mollie at Callahans in March and it was a well attended – if not SOLD OUT - hot rock and roll show that found Dave and the guys digging into the LOOK catalog as well as performing some of their current show stoppers. Look for a new set this time and more of the hits – cause this is what they DO!

Get your tickets in advance on Callahan's web site:

http://www.atcallahans.com

Dave Edwards plays with 2 bands - July 21, 2013

Hey Everybody, Hope you are having a great summer... I am on a weeks vacation ... so I am going to try and catch everybody up about my life and career ... we ( Dave Edwards & The Look ) will be back playing at Bachelor 1 in Keego Harbor, MI., this Saturday July 27th 2013 ... and now I am really excited to announce our new reggae CD with The Belle Islanders will be released on July 29th... live dates are on Aug. 1st on college radio WHFR , Aug. 2nd in Mt. Clemens and Aug. 3rd in Ferndale ... details are on the calendar page ... till the next time we meet ... peace and love ... Dave Edwards ...

We are heading for Commerce Township this Saturday Night! - May 22, 2013

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP: GET ON BOARD!
Are you ready for a Memorial Day Weekend Party this Saturday Night?

The UPTOWN GRILLE will be the ONLY place to be!

Inside/Outside - and ALL around!


DAVE EDWARDS & THE LOOK
Bob Monteleone/Rusty Russum/Jim Megerian & Dave Mazzara!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
SATURDAY, MAY 25 - Showtime is 9:30 PM

UPTOWN GRILLE
Located in Commerce Township on the south side of E. West Maple Road between M-5 and Haggerty Road!
3100 E West Maple Road
Commerce Twp, MI 48390
Call: 248-960-3344 for reservations!!!!


Coming up:
SUNDAY 6/9 - BENEFIT SHOW FOR STEVE KOHN AT THE COMET BAR IN DETROIT!
7 PM - Performance - details soon!
128 Henry St Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 963-6763
We thank you all for your support - thanks for coming out to the shows!

* All dates are subject to change - sometimes with little or no notice.
Watch for updates and changes here, on Facebook and Dave's site: www.thelookde.net

THANK YOU!

Dave Edwards Band - on Demand - May 1, 2013

Our ( Dave Edwards Band ) video for " Rock N Roll Fever " has been added nationally to Havoc TV (Video On Demand). For you guys on Comcast/Xfinity: Go to home page where the movies and other genres are. Click on the MUSIC category and scroll down until you see Havoc TV, then go through the Artists A to Z - we are at D. LOL. Watch it - its free - and you can see some other cool videos too!
Thank You!

Dave Edwards Band release new Video - February 10, 2013

Hi everyone I am pleased and excited and happy to announce the release of our brand new video " Rock N' Roll Fever " ... check it out here ... http://youtu.be/jxHs3p1IgG4

Back In Detroit - February 6, 2013

FRIENDS, FANS & FAMILY!

How are you?



This Saturday Night - Please come join us:



SATURDAY 2/9 - 10:30 PM

FISHBONES - Greektown (Detroit)

400 Monroe St Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 965-4600



What can be better than a Saturday night in downtown Detroit? We are looking forward to playing in the heart of the city - 2 rocking sets by 1 rocking band:

DAVE EDWARDS with

BOB MONTELEONE, DAVE MAZZARA, RUSTY RUSSUM & JIM MEGERIAN!



NEXT SATURDAY - We will be back at Rojo in St Clair Shores, MI.



ALSO: Those of you who want to see us in a concert setting – DAVE AND THE LOOK will be at Callahans on Saturday March 23 with Chrome Mollie and Gary Quackenbush. $10 advance tickets!



COMING UP!

ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO - ST CLAIR SHORES

All Saturday Night Performances

2/16/13 – 8:30 – No Cover

3/2/13 - 8:30 - No Cover

3/16/13 – 8:30 – No Cover



Call ahead for reservations at (586) 773-7770



3/23 – CALLAHANS - AUBURN HILLS, MI



We thank you all for your support - thanks for coming out to the shows!



* All dates are subject to change - sometimes with little or no notice.

Watch for updates and changes here, on Facebook and Dave's site: www.thelookde.net




THANK YOU!

The Last Band Standing Tour - January 9, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR FRIENDS, FANS & FAMILY!



A beautiful mid-Winter day is upon us!



We are looking at 50 degree days this weekend – got to get the grill out!



We are pleased to announce that this Saturday night Dave and the guys return to the stage for the first date of their LAST BAND STANDING tour.

We are back at ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO in St Clair Shores – downstairs.

We will be there through February.

Showtime is 8:30 and the band will play until Midnight!



Joining Dave Edwards, Rusty “Re-Sale” Russum & Jim Megerian is ex- Flame Throwers guitarist DAVE MAZZARA.

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 1/12/2013 -

ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO - ST CLAIR SHORES

24026 Jefferson Avenue

St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.

Call ahead for reservations at (586) 773-7770



The new CD THE RED LIGHT IS ON ... is out and available.

The new video for ROCK N ROLL FEVER is in editing and is coming soon.



COMING UP!

ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO - ST CLAIR SHORES

All Saturday Night Performances

1/26/13 - 8:30 - No Cover - Claudia's Birthday Bash

2/2/13 - 8:30 - No Cover – Pre Super Bowl Bash

2/23/13 – 8:30 – No Cover

Call ahead for reservations at (586) 773-7770



2/9 – FISHBONES – GREEKTOWN – DETROIT (Pre-Grammy Party)

3/23 – CALLAHANS



We thank you all for your support - thanks for coming out to the shows!



* All dates are subject to change - sometimes with little or no notice.

Watch for updates and changes here, on Facebook and Dave's site: www.thelookde.net




THANK YOU!

Merry Christmas at Rojos - December 19, 2012

Friends, Fans & Family –

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We have 2 more shows this year! This Saturday night in St Clair Shores, MI and New Years Eve in Grand Haven, MI.

We have put together an incredible show for this Saturday night - and The Look will feature (2) guitarists: BOB MONTELEONE & DAVE MAZZARA! LOOK out!

This Saturday 12/22/12

ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO
24026 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 773-7770
8:30 PM sharp – scheduled to end at 11 PM!

Our new CD THE RED LIGHT IS ON … The Dave Edwards Band live on WHFR will be available for the first time at this show. The cd is already up on iTunes and Spotify and will be physically available at our shows.

2012 – Where did you go?
What a year for all of us.

LET ME SAY IT IN ONE WORD: GRATEFUL.

Looking back at 2012 – All of us here in the Dave Edwards bubble are grateful for the many wonderful memories of performing live in this state’s lounges, clubs & festivals. We have made some new fans and many more friends for life.

We are grateful for, at a time when the band needed a double shot in the arm, to have had former Forbes Brother, Jill Jack, Barbara Payton, Broken Toys guitarist JC WHITELAW to step in for most of this year. JC was great for The Look – he was funny, engaging and versatile. He was a terrific on stage foil for Dave – an excellent performer. We thank him for his time and efforts – we share some battle scars. Merry Christmas Brother.

We are grateful for BOB MONTELEONE who is talented beyond words and continues to help Dave translate his music to the world. You want hear this guy play – wait until you hear him on our new CD THE RED LIGHT IS ON … Thank you Bobby – for everything always. Bob and his wife April (honorary members of The Dave Edwards Band) have a new Christmas cd out called It's Christmas Time! Get it now - when you buy our new one too! :)

We are grateful for JIM MEGERIAN on the bass. Consistent and diverse – from Rock to Reggae and from Funk to Motown – his style is a significant contribution to an incredible band. Thank you Jim.

GRATEFUL – yes, even for Old Rus – RUSTY RUSSUM on drums. Rusty has played terrifically this year. Keeping the beat steady and sure. Knocking back a few toasts during the evening and all in all – bringing the heat. We love you Rusty.

GRATEFUL for Mr DAVE MAZZERA who is joining up with the band now. Accomplished and thorough – his slide playing is TOP DRAWER. And what a nice guy. When you see him – say hello.

DAVE EDWARDS – 40 YEARS IN – knows he has surrounded himself with dedicated guys who want to find the best inside themselves EVERY NIGHT he hits the stage. Believe me, there is no one more in awe of his blessings than Dave! Keep on keeping on.

Special THANK YOU to our pal in Los Angeles TONY LAKE UGVAL who continues to add his mixing and mastering talents to our records and put together our music videos. Tony is 80% done with our new video ROCK N ROLL FEVER which we will launch nationally in January of 2013. Grateful – you bet.

We are most grateful to you guys for coming to the shows, participating on Facebook, etc. We are lucky to have you. Dave and the band would be a tree falling in the forest without you. THANK YOU.
(Though we would make a sound – probably a very large sound).

We hope to see you on Saturday night. Other than our New Years Eve performance in Grand Haven, MI – this might be the last time until February.
We have put together a really great show for this weekend and we can’t wait to share it.

GOD BLESS YOU – HAPPY HOLIDAYS – SEE YOU SOON!

Jeff Amato

Dave and Dawn's Birthday Parties! - November 21, 2012

Hello friends, fans & family!

We hope that you are well, happy and warm - and ready to tackle Black Friday!

This Saturday night Dave and the guys return to ROJO in St Clair Shores – downstairs.
Showtime is 8:30 and the band is done at 11 PM.
Joining Dave, Rusty & Jim on the guitar this week is ex- Flame Throwers guitarist DAVE MAZZERA.
For those of you who do not know, Dave is well respected guitarist who cut his teeth on the type of rockin' style that both The Rockets and The Look remain known for.
Come out and support him on his first show with Dave Edwards in many years. He's a rocker!
THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 11/24 -
TIME TO SHAKE OFF THE TURKEY!
ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO - ST CLAIR SHORES
24026 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.
Call ahead for reservations at (586)773-7770
8:30 - No Cover (Celebrate Dave & Dawn's Birthday!)

The new CD THE RED LIGHT IS ON ... is going into manufacturing this week... and will be available in a few weeks!
COMING UP!
ROJO MEXICAN BISTRO - ST CLAIR SHORES
All Saturday Night Performances
24026 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.
(586) 773-7770
12/8 - 8:30 - No Cover
12/22 - 8:30 - No Cover - (Last show before Christmas!)
Call ahead for reservations at (586)773-7770

12/31 - NEW YEARS EVE - EAGLES CLUB - Grand Haven*
* Dave Mazzara will be stepping into the guitar slot for this affair.
Our last appearance in Grand Haven this year!

We thank you all for your support - thanks for coming out to the shows!

* All dates are subject to change - sometimes with little or no notice.
Watch for updates and changes here, on Facebook and Dave's site: www.thelookde.net
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

THANK YOU!

Happy Birthday Dave Edwards - November 21, 2012

Dave Edwards' Birthday is Nevember 21 st!

THE RED LIGHT IS ON ... - November 5, 2012

Coming soon: THE RED LIGHT IS ON … THE DAVE EDWARDS BAND (Live on WHFR)

Record live to disc on July 12, 2012
One take, no overdubs.
Produced & Arranged by Bob Monteleone & Dave Edwards
Mastered by Tony Ugval at Permanent Waves
Performance Engineered by Alan Contino
HOSTS: MARGARET & ROGER WHITE

THE DAVE EDWARDS BAND: Dave Edwards – Lead vocals & guitar, Bob Monteleone – Lead guitar & vocals, Mitch Purdy – The Box & Mandolin, Ken Pesick – Stand up Bass & April Monteleone – Harmony vocals

LOOSEN UP
LET’S MAKE LOVE
ROCK N ROLL FEVER
I’M WONDERIN’
BABE, I’M GONNA LOVE YA
IT’S WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE
CAN’T THINK RIGHT
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOU
I FOUND LOVE
WE’RE GONNA ROCK
CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN

*BONUS TRACK: MUSIC EVERYDAY
• *MUSIC EVERYDAY was Produced by Bob Monteleone and recorded by The Dave Edwards Band at the Nothin’ Fancy studio in Utica, MI - Drums by Myles Rutledge
• Mastered by Tony Ugval at Permanent Waves in Burbank, CA
All songs written by Dave Edwards with the exception of Can’t Keep A Good Man Down written by Bob Monteleone
© 2012 – HANZIE RECORDS

TIGER FEVER IS ROCKIN' AND ROARIN'! - October 19, 2012

AND... just like that: THE DETROIT TIGERS are heading to the WORLD SERIES.

As you might know, Dave and the guys (THE DAVE EDWARDS BAND) have put together a little tribute for our much respected and well loved baseball team.

the song is "(DETROIT TIGER) FEVER".

The song is available in the MUSIC section of this web site as a FREE download.
The link is: http://www.thelookde.net/audio/DAVE_EDWARDS-Detroit_Tiger.mp3
DETROIT TIGER FEVER is now up and available on ReverbNation and YouTube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J87D6DWH_0
We are very proud, during the toughest economic time that our city has had, to have one of our beloved sports teams doing so well and bringing everyone together.

We dedicate our little anthem to the sturdy shoulders of Jim Leyland and the entire DETROIT TIGERS team and organization - Here we go again!

See you at the shows.

JEFF AMATO
MANAGER

DETROIT TIGER FEVER - October 18, 2012

Dear readers,

Yesterday (Wednesday 10/17/2012), Dave Edwards entered Bob Monteleone's recording studio along with myself to record a tribute to the Detroit Tigers.
Using the backing track to The Dave Edwards Band's ROCK N ROLL FEVER - Dave created new vocals for the song entitled
"(DETROIT TIGER) FEVER".
The song is available in the MUSIC section of this web site as a FREE download.
The link is: http://www.thelookde.net/audio/DAVE_EDWARDS-Detroit_Tiger.mp3 Please feel free to share it with your friends and may it help fire you up!
It's dedicated to the fans!

Coming off these last 3 Games against the very qualified NEW YORK YANKEES - the Tiger's momentum here in the Motor City is palpable and contagious.

We are very proud, during the toughest economic time that our city has had, to have one of our beloved sports teams doing so well and bringing everyone together.

We dedicate our little anthem to the sturdy shoulders of Jim Leyland and the entire DETROIT TIGERS team and organization - Here we go again!

See you at the shows.

JEFF AMATO
MANAGER

Dave Edwards and The Look play Lawrence Technological University - September 29, 2012

What a great day to play at LTU...Thanks to everybody who attended our concert today for The Blue Devil Days/Homecoming! Looking forward to next week's video shoot at Track 26 Sound-stage/ Studios...We are filming a video for the song..." Rock N' Roll Fever "...till the next time...DE

Manager Jeff Amato reacts... - July 17, 2012

Tonight July 13th 2012... Dave Edwards and the band headlined the Blue Water Festival. GREAT crowd - show went just under 2 hours (from an 85 minute set) and all the elements came through. Much thanks to LeeAnn and Kevin for putting this together, our friend Brian Major who looked out for us and - of course how about that band? When you got Coltrane Monteleone working the crowd - how are you not GONNA rock!

Last Week Was Way Too Cool - July 17, 2012

1st...On July 13th 2012, we headlined the first night..." Boat Night "...of Port Huron Michigan's..." Blue Water Festival "...what a great night of Michigan music, we rocked our hearts out...Thanks to all the people who were there, " over a thousand I was told, Thanks to all the people of Port Huron, MI...2nd...On July 12th..." The Dave Edwards Band "...were live on the radio... http://whfr.fm/station/programs/motor-live-drive/podcast/2012/07/12 ...what a thrill to play 10 Dave Edwards songs all in a row for the first time EVER...with one Bob Monteleone song that I recorded too!!...Thanks to Margaret and Roger White you guys and your engineer Alan were and are Awesome!!!...Thank you so much and we will see you all at The JYC July 20th...DE

I Found Love Video turns 1 year old - May 30, 2012

The official video for Dave Edwards song..." I Found Love "... released on May 25th 2011 http://youtu.be/HeDvhcyAheQ

Happy Memorial Day - 2012 - May 28, 2012

Remember the Heroes like my dad James Edwards and my cousin George Edwards...

the Songboy has finally emerged...lol... - May 4, 2012

Dave Edwards has performed for nearly 40 years. He has now decided to do something different...well not really...lol...now he's just gonna sing everything...lol...he likes from now on...he's working on a solo project where's he's playing ALL the instruments and calling himself..." Song BoyE "...stay tuned and he's also working with producer Bob Monteleone on the 2nd Belle Islanders reggae CD...plus playing "live" with his band Dave Edwards and The Look...Hope to see you this Summer of 2012...

Just a reminder... - April 1, 2012

April 1st 2012......NEW DAVE EDWARDS BAND MUSIC HAS BEEN RELEASED!!

Entitled PICKIN’ SINGLES, the music, a celebration of rock and roll, has been uploaded into iTunes and will be available at the shows soon. The project came about when Dave, manager Jeff Amato & producer Bob Monteleone began looking for new material to record. Dave, who has a ton of songs that have never been released, began stripping the songs down to very simple, direct arrangements. Experimenting with a core band of acoustic guitars, stand up bass, drums and then enhancing them with mandolin and accordion, and for the first time, pedal steel. The songs developed a timeless personality & energy that became a direction none of us had thought to look to before. The results include a raucous take on the Frankie Miller classic “Be Good To Yourself”, the almost rockabilly “I’m Wonderin’” (which is a distinctive highlight in the current stage show), the Buddy Holly like “Rock N Roll Fever”, the tex-mex meets Detroit muscle of “I Just Don’t Know What To Do (About You)”. For good measure there is the testifying track “I Found Love” to close the release, of which the accompanying music video had been seen nationally on the COOL MUSIC NETWORK (http://thecooltv.com) which is a true music video network as well as 15,000 fast food restaurants including the entire Wendy’s chain!

What might be the most significant cut on PICKIN SINGLES is the haunting remake of The Look’s “Can’t Think Right” from their very first album all those years ago. The remodeled version is the second take and features Larry LeBeck from the Orbitsuns on pedal steel. It’s about as intimate a performance as you can get and 30 years later, it’s a new song to many!

Other players on the new record include Jimmie Bones from the Twisted Brown Trucker Band & The Howling Diablo’s, Mark Iannice from Jill Jack, Mitch Purdy from the Belle Islanders and the lovely Mrs. April Monteleone on harmony vocals. The members of Dave’s live band: Rusty Russum, Lou Abraham & James Megerian play on “Be Good” and the rhythm section for the rest of the CD are Ken Pesick & Myles Rutledge. We hope you enjoy the new music as much as we enjoyed creating it......
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