HELLO DAVE, a band that formed by accident at Eastern Illinois University by singer/songwriter Mike Himebaugh performed a showcase for Nashville music executives and members of the media recently at The Rutledge. Peering through the crowd you could catch a glimpse of Larry Pareigis of Nine North Records, staff from Country Air Check, Today’s Country Magazine, Kevin Neal of Buddy Lee, Jon Anthony from No Shirt, No Shoes Radio and Keith Baumhor from APA among other music row members.
The group has gained national exposure and is known for addictive melodies, ringing harmonies and heartfelt, memorable lyrics, the band delivers roaring guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm section. Alongside lead singer and guitar player, Mike Himebaugh; the band consists of Marty Williamson and Mike “Magoo” McGohan on guitar, Anne Harris plays a mean fiddle along with Al Wetzel on bass and Peter Bauschke on drums.
Currently on the road promoting their new single titled GOLDEN, the group played a sampling of melodies showcasing their broad range of vocal abilities along with their honed instrumental skills. Guests at the showcase were treated to the current single along with fan favorites “Chicago Twang”, “Waterville”, “Saturnalia”, “Biminy”, “Colorado” and “Mountains”.
Hello Dave currently plays an average of 140 shows a year. They were featured on the 2009 Kenny Chesney Sun City Carnival Tour and played the official pre-parties for five of Chesney’s stadium shows. They have also toured with and opened for such bands as Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Pat Green, Van Zant, Blues Traveler, The Doobie Brothers, and they have been regular performers at Festivals such as Country Thunder. Hello Dave brings new fans on board with every stop they make, including 3 shows on last winter’s sold-out Lynyrd Skynyrd/Simple Man Cruise. The band has also traveled the world entertaining U.S. troops, including Afghanistan and two trips to Iraq.
For more information and to connect with Hello Dave visit www.hellodave.com.
Photos of the showcase can be seen at http://www.digitalrodeo.com/drphotos/photos/album/HelloDave