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THE BAND

"DREADLOCK DAVE" MCDOUGALD

//vocals, guitars

 

Dave sings and plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar & percussion.

MARK TELERICO

// vocals, percussion

 

Mark sings and plays drums, cajon and other percussion instruments.

Dreadlock Dave is spreading a positive vibration through his grooving, acoustic, folkedelicfunkpop melodies while exploring a myriad of textural soundscapes. His styles range from one voice with a guitar to elaborate orchestrations performed with everything from ancient gourd instruments to the latest electronics.

 

David has a long and varied musical background. David's love and interest of music spans almost all of his life from the beginning with a ukulele and piano lessons at age five to the high school band president, excelling in both woodwind and brass instruments, through years at The University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College studying jazz and electric bass as well as listening to his father play, sing and perform in Barbershop Quartets and Choruses for his first eighteen years and on... David has spent more than two decades devoting his time and energy to performing as many as 200 shows a year with a multitude of musical acts throughout Northeastern Ohio, at the same time creating an original sound for himself.

"Have Bass, Will Travel!"

Although David is well versed as a singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist his passion is the bass guitar. David spends a majority of his time playing as a freelance bassist/vocalist as well as performing as a solo artist presenting original and classic groovy covers of song from the last 50 years, in addition to instructing students in the art of the music, coaching rock school for all ages & composing and recording his original music.

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Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Mark Telerico is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist who has played in a variety of bands and musical collaborations, both live and in-studio over the past two decades.  A self-taught musician, Mark’s early musical influences were primarily rock and heavy metal bands.  Fortunately, his family was very supportive (and tolerant) of his ear-numbing practice as he studied, memorized, and attempted to replicate the sounds he was hearing on records.

Mark’s musical journey continued down a non-traditional path….  Around the same time he discovered drums as a child, Mark was introduced to the game of golf by his family.  He quickly fell in love with the game, turning golf into his primary focus form that point forward.  Mark went on to play college golf at Miami University, followed by a professional golf career...chasing the dream across North America. Living out of a suitcase, he competed in events on various professional golf circuits, including the PGA Tour.  But all along, drums remained a personal escape and passion.

Following a 5-year professional golf career, Mark got a “real job” as a financial advisor, which afforded him the ability to settle down, start a family...and reengage with music.  Whether it’s rock, funk, reggae, country or worship music, Mark can be found playing live throughout Northeast Ohio year-around.  Open-minded and curious, Mark is always looking to explore new music challenges to push him out of his comfort zone.