What a weekend, 3 gigs in 2 days! Thanks to everyone who came out to see our “unofficial” shows. I especially appreciate the kids in “Delivery Service“, the band from California, that stuck around for my set at Austin’s Pizza. They were so enthusiastic!
I lost my voice after Saturday night’s show at The Owl in Elgin, but miraculously it came back stronger than ever for our show at G&S Lounge. Thanks to Al Gill of The Footnotes for being so loud!
First up Walter ” Woot” Talley. To get clues about Woot, check out his calendar here . Woot and I have been friends/bandmates since the 1980’s! He was in the band Rabbit for years, they shuffled personnel, and became “Carla And The Cast”. That’s when I joined the band. We were immensely popular on the frat/club scene, playing every week for years! Woot’s got “Woot Talley and the Box‘, “The Jacks“, and he plays in my band “David Fore and Friends” (you’re in 2 or 3 bands, right?)
Next up, Ronn Roberts is the bass player for “The Eggmen” and our bass man in “David Fore and Friends”. He is a founding member of The Eggmen, and a serious bass guitar collector. We’ve been friends for probably 18 years or so. Ronn is fabulous on the bass, he’s very intuitive when coming up with parts for my songs. Go see him, and myself, in the Beatles Tribute Band “The EggMen“
Making April 17th plans? I know I am! Sun Radio is hosting a show at Gueros on April 17th that you’ll love. It’s Malford Milligan headlining, with David Fore & Friends opening at 6:00. Sounds like fun, right? As usual I’ll be joined by the Fab duo of Woot Talley on guitar and Ronn Roberts on bass!
Until our next gig: March 16 and 17th – Antone’s Records SXSW (alt.) show, showtime is 2:00 both days!.
So I’ve been hitting this new band /CD/ get gigs thing pretty hard for over a year now. I guess my body told me to take some time off as I had a pretty bad cold this week! Anyway, here’s some photos to keep you busy while I’m healing…
Our first appearance at the legendary Threadgill’s Old #1 was a smashing success! Great room and staff. Woot Talley, Dave Fore, and Ronn Roberts tore it up! We were joined by Amy and Julie Crow for a rocking rendition of our new song “White Wine”. Fabulous audience! Stay tuned, we will be back.
Click here to see David Fore & Friends Live Show Calendar.
Support live music! Come to our Jan 19th show at El Mercado Backstage!
My friends showed up in numbers for my CD Release Party. Thank you all! That was my first real show as “David Fore and Friends”. So, the challenge is to get folks to come out for this second gig this Jan 19th at El Mercado Backstage. If they are kind enough to show up, I’ll most likely get more shows there, and it’s a great place to play! So come see Woot Talley, Ronn Roberts and myself Jan 19th, and help support my new band and local music! Larry Seaman and his band are also on the bill! You may know Larry as an artist, or your may remember his band in the ’80’s “The Standing Waves.” Larry’s band now features Chris Bailey, Marty Hobrastch, and Lisa Gammache.
David Fore has pounded the steady beat behind legendary Texas bands Bubble Puppy and The Eggmen for decades, and now, with his first solo recording project, The History of Bacon, he steps in front of drum kit as his own man. The album title is a giveaway for the kind of irreverent humor in his distinctive songs. And like everything he’s ever done, the whole album is great Texas rock and roll. ~Rush Evans, KOOP 91.7 Radio
“I know David as a drummer. I didn’t realize he was a singer/songwriter too. His songs make me smile.”~Lloyd Maines
Best review of the CD so far is from Johnny Reverb (The Lotions). He said “I like it, and I hate everything!”
Click here To see David Fore & Friends Live Show Calendar.
I expected many folks would have Thanksgiving activities, and would miss the show. Despite that, the show was extra special! Great crowd, most of whom had the CD, so there were some “sing a longs”! All of my family were there, along with some Bubble Puppy, and some Eggmen! My band played better than ever, and I had a great night singing. I was able to get the meanings of the songs across, and my voice was behaving and doing what I told it to! And thanks to the Fabulous Jacks!