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Dave Edwards Band Releases New Video - December 7, 2015

The Dave Edwards Band Releases A New Video called ... " Bring It On Home To Me "... Here's what Dave had to say about the new video ... Playin music is so much fun ... my old friend Dave Gilbert ( The Rockets ) and I did this song every time we would meet up at clubs ... but I never thought of formally recording it, then my wife Dawn said why don't you record that song ... I said Sam Cooke did that song with Lou Rawls I will never be able to compete with those guys ...then i met this guy named Jimmie Bones ... lol ... more to come recorded by Emilee Patrishkoff and thanks to Big Bob Monteleone... playin music is so much fun ...

Dave edwards and younger brother Matthew writing songs together! - November 6, 2015

November 6th 2015 ... Dave Edwards and his younger brother Matthew Edwards are writing songs and may release a couple of tunes ... soon under the name of the ... Edwards Brothers ... more to come ... just something fun to do ... lol ....

33 Years Ago Today ... - October 21, 2015

33 Years Ago Today ... October 21st 1982 ... The Look ... played The Sand Hill Restaurant and Tavern in Windsor Ontario, Canada

The Look ... Inducted into The Michigan Rock & Roll Legends Hall of Fame - June 7, 2015

Well folks we did it, We're in ... " The Look " ... have been inducted into The Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame ... I'm excited, honored and thankful to get such a cool award voted by you the fans and the general public. I'd like to Thank You ALL ... and first and foremost the original band members guitarists Randy Volin, Sam Warren and bassist Rick Cochran and drummer John Sarkisian, former manager Bruce Lorfel ...thanks to our road crews, and to radio people Steve Kostan , Doug Podell, Arthur Penhallow John O'Leary and more ... also I would like to thank and say congrats to fellow inductees 1) Adrenalin, 2) Mark Farner and 3) guitarist Steve Hunter ...more to come ...  

35 years ago this month - April 24, 2015

35 years ago this month ... April, May and June 1980 ... The Look ... record their first album ... " We're Gonna Rock " ... at the Music Place recording studios in Birmingham, Alabama with award winning platinum record producer Johnny Sandlin ( Allman Brothers, Delbert McClinton, The Rockets and more) ...The version of " Were Gonna Rock " that you hear on the radio and see in the video was recorded on June 12th 1978 at Grand Funk's Studio ... " The Swamp " ... in Flint, Michigan produced by Mark Stebbeds ... Coming Soon !! ... the never before released Johnny Sandlin produced version of the ... We're Gonna Rock album ... which will be released Summer 2016 ... entitled ... " We're Gonna Rock " ll ... with an unreleased long 8 minute version of " Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood " and a never before released song .. " One Good Night " .. more to come  

Dave nominated for 3 Detroit Music Awards - March 9, 2015

March 6th 2015 ... I am always amazed by God and Music ...I would like to thank the Detroit Music Awards for the 3 nominations we have received today in 2 different category's

1) Rock Recording

Dave Edwards Band featuring Jimmie Bones " Bring It On Home To Me "

2) World Songwriter

Dave Edwards

3) World Vocalist

Dave Edwards

thanks for another honor , thank you friends, see you at the shows

Dave Edwards Band New CD Heart's Desire Released Today! - January 27, 2015

I am so excited to announce our new CD ... " Heart's Desire " ... has been released today on iTunes, and ... this CD has been a lifetime goal of mine to do songs that I love and have always wanted to sing ... thanks to Bob Monteleone and Jeff Amato ... ( 2 Italians ) for making this happen ... I also want to thank my longtime musician friend drummer Johnny " Bee " Badanjek for painting the cover ... also thanks to two of my favorite musician friends Jill Jack and Jimmie Bones for doing duets with me on this record ... you two rock and I could never thank you enough I love you ... I'm sure I'll have more to say in the coming days ... but man my 6th solo release in 10 years is a huge accomplishment in my life ... Thanks to all of you out there ... you can listen ... click the buy tab ...

Love Always,

Dave Edwards

The Look Nominated For MRRL ( Michigan Rock & Roll Legends ) Hall of Fame - January 7, 2015

IMPORTANT: The Legendary Look band from Detroit ,have been elected as inductees in the MRRL Hall of Fame ,lets get them inducted, they have earned this honor for their great achievements in 70/80s & one of their songs you all know is: We're Gonna Rock(how bout you) They also had a song You Can't Sit Down that was a hit on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.To vote for them click on this

New CD " Heart's Desire " Is Done - December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays to all of you!

Thanks for all of your support this year!
We have worked very hard to build our show, make a new CD and keep the audiences satisfied! 

DAVE EDWARDS & THE LOOK will be performing their second to last show of 2014 tomorrow night in Warren, MI!
Thats right - Look out 11 Mile & Schoenherr! 
Saturday December 20th, 2014
Lumberyard Grub & Pub
26700 Schoenherr Road, 
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 776-7775
9:30 PM
No cover

The Lumberyard has fantastic food and is the perfect place to meet and of course to see & hear the band.
Next Saturday Night - after Christmas - we will be performing our last show of 2014 in Milford, MI at The Red Dog Saloon.

Dave Edwards Band brand new CD is done, and is in the mastering process.  
The cd is entitled Heart's Desire, it's a collection of songs that Dave has always wanted to record.
Everything from Sir Douglas Quintets' She's About A Mover to Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home To Me Nobody Knows The Trouble That I've Seen to Tell Me About It
originally done by Tanya Tucker which Dave recorded as a duet with his pal Jill Jack!  
From Rock to Blues to Country to Pop, Heart's Desire is as diverse musically as Dave has ever done.  
Bob Monteleone Produced & the great Johnny Bee Badanjek painted the cover!

When we release new music, we use the moniker DAVE EDWARDS BAND.  
Look for the physical CDs to be ready near the end of January 2015 (stay tuned for the CD release party)!

We are already up in iTunes with 2 tracks: "Shoo Rah Shoo Rah" & "Bring It On Home To Me" which is a duet with our pal Jimmie Bones.  
Jimmie also plays piano and hammond B-3 on the track!
You can find these new songs on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Beats Music and any and all digital formats.  
Our distribution is CD Baby - so you can find us there too!




Dec. 9th ... 2 New Singles Released - December 10, 2014

December 9th 2014 ... The Dave Edwards Band releases 2 brand new songs on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby ... the songs are called ... "Shoo Rah" and "Bring It On Home To Me" ....

my new CD ... Heart's Desire - November 5, 2014

Hi everyone , for those who don't know I have been working on a new CD called ... Heart's Desire ... for the past year I believe ... lol ... we record so much it seems like we're always making records, CD's or whatever MUSIC is called today ... anyway my point here is ... I am in the final stages of releasing new Dave Edwards Band material and I am trying to release a few songs before the end of 2014 ... they will probably be released digitally first ... I think we will start by releasing a song duet of the classic .... Bring It On Home To Me ... I did with my good friend piano playin' and singin'  ... Jimmie " Bones " Trombly ... within the next few weeks ... so I will let you know the date soon, Ok? ... One more thing, we are playing the Red Dog in Milford, MI. Nov. 8th 2014, one of my favorite clubs to play and we are playing my wife Dawn's 50th Birthday party November 15th 2014 at Hatchy's, in Utica, MI.... upstairs ... hope to see and hear from all you folks ... Thanks for Love and Keep Rockin'


Dave Edwards

Nov. 5th 2014

Detroit, MI.

Happy Fall 2014 - September 27, 2014

Happy Fall to all of our families, friends and fans. I want to thank all of you for coming out to all of our shows and for buying our music from all around the world. THANK YOU ... I would also like to celebrate a milestone in my life and career . On September 24th 2014 it is the 10th Anniversary of us releasing my first solo CD ... " Take Another Look " ... Happy Anniversary! Also in the past 10 years I have released 5 solo records and recorded 2 reggae records with our band the Belle Islanders. 7 records in 10 years that's a lot of music ... lol ... Anyway as I am recording my sixth solo record tentatively titled ... Heart's Desire ... I thought it would be good to say thanks and look back a little... Thanks again, Much Love and more to come...


Dave Edwards

Detroit, Michigan


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 " ... just released today!!!


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
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
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!

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.



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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...


1967 Cass Lake RD

Keego Harbor, MI 48320-1075


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


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


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:

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

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!

Bob Monteleone/Rusty Russum/Jim Megerian & Dave Mazzara!
SATURDAY, MAY 25 - Showtime is 9:30 PM

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:
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:


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 ...

Back In Detroit - February 6, 2013


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:



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!



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


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:


The Last Band Standing Tour - January 9, 2013


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.



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.



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)


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:


Merry Christmas at Rojos - December 19, 2012

Friends, Fans & Family –


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

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.


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.


Jeff Amato
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