Rock Steady: A Tribute To Bad Company
Rock Steady: A Tribute to Bad Company is a group of seasoned professional musicians that will not disappoint when they perform impeccable renditions of classics like “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Rock n Roll Fantasy”, “Alright Now”, “Bad Company”, “Shooting Star”, and more. The musicians in this group have performed with dozens of major national acts such as Steve Winwood, Meat Loaf, The Knack, Widespread Panic, Sugarland, Joan Jett, and Ronnie James Dio to name a few. This is an unequaled Bad Company tribute group.
DAN SHAFER - Lead Vocalist, Guitar
As lead vocalist for Mercenary on Portrait Records, Dan worked with Rusty D’Addio of Ronnie James Dio and Richie Blackmore. In the ‘80s he was lead vocalist for the group Orphan on Polygram Records and singer/songwriter with the group Face the Music, working with Jerry Love at Paramount/Famous Music.
In the ‘90s Dan sang the vocals for: Seagram Wine Cooler for HB&B, working with producer Cheryl Smith, Transformers (Robots in Disguise), Space Marines from Aliens III, and hundreds of television/radio commercials including Revlon, Pizza Hut, Tetley Tea, AT&T, Matchbox, and BC Powder. Additionally, he was the voice for number of voice over’s at SEM&M in New York City.
1996 brought an exciting turn when he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to produce for Chuck Howard, Byron Gallimore, Stuart Harris, and John Berry. He continued as a vocalist working with Bucket Colwell of Bad Company, Public Witness and on a host of jingles for Coors Lite and BC Powder.
In 1998, Dan started a production/development company and produced, arranged and wrote seven songs for the group ‘Salt’ and the album ‘Satisfied’. One of his songs "Get Back" went to #13 on the R&R charts Dec 2001, while the single "Satisfied" made it to #20.
Currently Dan is writing with, and has written with, Kim Trible, Bill Cuomo ("Oh Sherrie" for Steve Perry), Beeb Birtles (Little River Band), Rachel Williams, Brian Williams, Bill & Will Champlin (Sons Of Champlin, the group Chicago), Joie Scott, Hilary Williams, Gary Hannan (Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, Back When I Knew It All), Hollie Jett, Fidel Fernandez, J.R. Brown, Michael Tait (DC Talk), Brett Cartwright (Foghat), Jane Bach, Andrea Pearson, Elishia Hoffman, Memarie, Bonnie Swayze, Minnie Murphy, Trini Triggs, Lance Miller, Tommy Barns, Tony Stampley, Lisa Shaffer, Trenna Barnes, Stacy Widelitz ("She's Like The Wind" for Dirty Dancing), Ashley Bowers, and more.
DAVE WEBB – Bassist, Vocalist
“People don't want to play with you because you're a great bass player – they want to play with you because you make the band sound great!"
Equally proficient on upright acoustic or electric bass guitar, Atlanta native Dave Webb has toured with Southern soul icon Randall Bramblett (Steve Winwood, Widespread Panic), Grammy-nominated Blues diva Francine Reed, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and Country chart-toppers SugarLand. His national TV credits include appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, etc. As a session musician his playing can be heard on scores of albums, television commercials and music for CMT. Dave resides in Nolensville, TN with his songwriter wife Queenie Mullinix and their two dogs.
BLAKE HALL - Guitarist, Vocalist
Blake was born in Gainesville Fl on June 1, 1988. At the early age of 5 he displayed his interest in playing guitar. Studying under his father, Barry Hall, Blake was widely influenced by Greg and Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Mic Ralphs, Paul Rodgers, Ray Charles, and many more. In 2008 Blake joined forces with Orlando Florida's Gift Horse, featuring Barry Hall, Rod Saylor, Mark Connor. In 2009 Gift Horse relocated to Nashville TN were Blake is also working as a session player for Retro Studios.
JACK WHITE - Drummer
Drummer Jack White is best known for his work with singer/songwriter Rick Springfield in 1976, 1980-84, and 1990-2002. He has also performed with the following artists: Mitch Ryder, Ike and Tina Turner, Sam The Sham, Rare Earth, Player, Redbone, Gary Puckett, The Knack, Roger Miller, Marty Stewart, Johnny Cash, T.G. Shepherd, Lisa Hartman, Katey Sagal, Danny Schafer's Hickory Wind, David Lee Roth, Albert Lee's The Flaming Stallions, Dick Wagner, The Shifters, Blues Council, Willie Dixon, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, David Cassidy, Steve Perry, and for various TV and Film soundtracks. Jack is an original and remaining member of Gary Myrick & The Figures best known for their 80’s pop hit, “She Talks In Stereo” which was on the soundtrack for the movie, Valley Girl.
DAMON LaSCOT - Lead Guitar
Damon was born and raised in New York City. He began taking guitar lessons at age 13 and started playing the club scene in NYC at age 17. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston for 4 years where he expanded his musical horizons and played professionally in bands with Berklee faculty members. After college he worked locally in NY as a guitarist for hire eventually becoming a major label recording artist with the band Redbelly on Elektra Records with an LP realeased in 1994. In 1998 Damon began playing lead guitar with rock legend Meat Loaf. He played on numerous USA, UK and European tours, the VH1 Storytellers Album, The Best of Meat Loaf, innumerable European television appearances and US TV shows including VH1 Hard Rock Live, VH1 Storytellers, Tonight with Jay Leno, and Late Night with David Letterman, and The View. Damon has also recorded and toured as lead guitarist with the “metal meets classical ensemble”, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, including appearing on the film soundtrack album, The Grinch. His other credits include, Kay Story (co-writer, guitarist, producer, band leader), including her 2011 release Little by Little (iTunes) and The Naturals (co-writer, singer, guitarist, producer, band leader).