Dave Smalley

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Dave Smalley
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Smalley performing with Down by Law in 2009
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Punk rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts DYS, Dag Nasty, All, Down by Law, The Sharpshooters, Don't Sleep

Dave Smalley is an American musician, best known as the lead singer for the hardcore punk bands DYS,[1][2] Dag Nasty,[3] and All[4] and as lead singer/guitarist with Down by Law.[5][6] He is known for his influence on pop punk music and his early contributions to the emo genre. He also founded a side project called The Sharpshooters, whose music is influenced by mod revival bands such as The Jam. Smalley has also produced and appeared on Canadian punk band Penelope's second album, Face au silence du monde, recorded by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studio in Arlington, Virginia.

He received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a masters in political science from California State University Los Angeles. He resides with his family in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he works as a features editor of the Weekender section of the town's newspaper, the Free Lance-Star.[7] He previously worked as the youth editor for it!, a teen news supplement to the Free-Lance Star, and won several awards for that section.

In 2016, Smalley released a solo album, Punk Rock Days, featuring acoustic arrangements of Dag Nasty and Down by Law material, as well as new songs and Irish folk music. The album featured contributions by guitarists from Down by Law and Dag Nasty, as well as family members of Smalley. In 2018, he started fronting a new band called Don't Sleep[8] and a tour with Shelter. [9]

Discography[edit]

DYS[edit]

  • 1983 - "Brotherhood" (Vocals)
  • 1984 - "DYS" (Vocals)
  • 1989 - "Fire And Ice" (prior two records on one CD) (Vocals)
  • 2005 - "Wolfpack" - "Brotherhood," re-released with the band's original Wolfpack radio demo
  • 2011 - "More than Fashion: LIVE from the Gallery East Reunion" - live tracks from the band's initial reunion show, featuring songs from both of their studio albums, Bridge 9 Records
  • 2011 - "Wild Card" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2011 - "Sound of our Town" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - "Unloaded" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - "(We are) The Road Crew" (Motorhead Cover) - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - "Brotherhood 2012" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - "True Believers" - Single on Bridge 9 Records

Dag Nasty[edit]

ALL[edit]

Down By Law[edit]

  • 1991 - "Down by Law" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1992 - "Blue" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1993 - "D.C. Guns" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1994 - "Yellow Rat Bastard" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1994 - "punkrockacademyfightsong" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1996 - "All Scratched Up" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1997 - "Last of the Sharpshooters" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1999 - "Fly the Flag" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2003 - "windwardtidesandwaywardsails" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2012 - "Champions At Heart" (vocals, guitar)
  • 2014 - "Revolution Time" (vocals, guitar)

Other[edit]

  • 1990 - Rule of Thumb "Don't look Down" 7" - Club Rat records (vocals)
  • 1990 - Chemical People "Right Thing" (Background Vocals)
  • 1998 - Two Man Advantage "drafted" (Producer, Background Vocals)
  • 1999 - Under The Gun "Nowhere to Run" (Producer, Guest Vocals on "The Mirror")
  • 2000 - The Sharpshooters "Viva Los Guerillas" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2002 - Penelope "Face au silence du monde" (Background Vocals)
  • 2009 - Pocket "Beautiful Gray" (Vocals)
  • 2010 - Marc Ganancias' acoustic album "Painted Walls" (Guest Vocals on "Rewind & Repeat")
  • 2013 - Marc Ganancias "Policy of Discontent" (Guest vocals on "Yours Truly")
  • 2016 - Dave Smalley "Punk Rock Days" - Emotion One Music
  • 2018 - Don't Sleep "Bring the Light" 7" - Reaper Records - (Vocals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/artist/821095-DYS
  2. ^ http://www.brooklynvegan.com/an-interview-wi-56/
  3. ^ https://www.dischord.com/band/dag-nasty
  4. ^ http://all.tumblr.com/bio
  5. ^ https://www.ocweekly.com/why-down-by-law-chose-to-get-back-up-in-the-socal-punk-scene-7861442/
  6. ^ http://epitaph.com/artists/down-by-law/bio
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, etc) fronting Don't Sleep — stream a new track". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  9. ^ "Shelter announce tour with Dave Smalley's band Don't Sleep". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2018-06-21.

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