The Dreamscapes Project
|The Dreamscapes Project|
|Also known as||TDP|
|Origin||Reston, Virginia, United States|
|Past members||Dave Clark
The Dreamscapes Project formed in 1997 when Keith Center met Jeremy Rodgers at George Mason University. They eventually formed a group, rounded out by drummer Ed Bizzell and violinist Donna . This line up self-released Focusing the Madness in 1999.
Bizzell and Griffith left the band and were replaced by Dave Clark on drums and Ben Guy on cello. This lineup won the Jaxx Battle of the Bands in 2002. Also in 2002, they released their first live album ...a lot more colors in my world recorded at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA.
In the following years they competed in the Emergenza Battle of the Bands. In 2004 Keith Center was named the best rhythm guitarist in the Washington, D.C. region, and the band ranked #1 in the Washington region by popular vote. Jeremy Rodgers was named Best bassist in the Washington region in 2005. That year they were the runner-up in the D.C. finals, making them the only band out of the 432 which participated in the DC Region to reach the Emergenza DC finals twice.
In 2005 they hit the studio again and recorded their third album There Are No Safe Words, with Figment Studios and Pure Shift Productions. In 2006 drummer Dave Clark was replaced by Gordon Shankman and percussionist Eric Sanford. The Dreamscapes Project were voted the highest ranked unsigned original act in DC in 2006.
Producer Ted Comerford and engineers Jeff Juliano and Paul Hager were involved with Dreamscapes Project Pity in a Heartbeat in 2007 for Figmental Records. Their CD release party was held at the 9:30 Club.
Then on April 26 they appeared on WCUA Radio's The Red Line Rocks (Nationally Syndicated, with a billion listeners) at the Catholic University of America.
- Keith Center - lead vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar
- Benjamin Guy - cello, vocals
- Jeremy Rodgers - electric bass
- Gordon Shankman - drums
- Eric Sanford - percussion
- Focusing the Madness (1999)
- ...A Lot More Colors in My World. (2002)
- There Are No Safe Words (Figmental Records 2005)
- Pity in a Heartbeat (Figmental Records 2007)
- The Twelve Days Project (Figmental Records 2010)
- "Best of NoVA 2010: Local People & Media". Northern Virginia Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "Live! The Dreamscapes Project". The Washington Post. 9 March 2006.
- "Search Bands". Emergenza.net.
- "Washington Post Best Bets". The Washington Post.