California Country at its Finest
Just Dave Band is a traveling country band from Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Led by singer/songwriter Dave "Just Dave" Bernal, the band's high-energy performance gives a "rocky" edge to country music, capturing the best of California Country's sounds, blending the familiar sounds of Bakersfield, Laurel Canyon, Austin, TX and Nashville, TN. The band features the best in country music instrumentation, including pedal steel, fiddle, piano/keys, and sweet, soulful vocal harmonies, too.
Just Dave Band is first and foremost a party band. Grinding it out in the honky-tonks and dance halls of CA, AZ, CO and NV, it uniquely plays original and cover song favorites in places that otherwise don't feature original acts, a testament to the strength of Dave's original writing ability. The combination of Dave's "bigger-than-his-body" voice, with a rock edged band, bring a new twist to the world of the classic country troubadour sound. Plus, they have a great time on stage and it shows. Interaction with the audience, cracking 'tasteful' jokes, and leading sing-alongs is what makes Just Dave Band more than just a 'band in the corner'.
Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and 30 Seconds to Fame. His harmonica is also currently featured on shows like "Sons of Guns" "Bar Rescue" and "Treehouse Masters", as well as on plenty of regional and national albums. The band has opened for such country acts as Steel Magnolia, Mark Chesnutt, and have shared festival lineups with Alan Jackson, Sawyer Brown, Love and Theft, and Little Big Town.
But enough from us, here are a few things said recently about Just Dave Band:
"One of the things that mattered most to us was having great live music, and the Just Dave Band exceeded all of our wildest expectations! Just about every person let us know it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and I can't help but think you guys had a pretty big part in that!" - Kasey and Wes, Married 2014.
"Dude, what a show you put on! You really made it such a great time for everyone (and us), they are still talking about it. FYI, you rocked it so hard we broke the dance floor! I will make recommendations for any of my friends getting married" - Dani and Parker, Married 2013.
"When people talk to my wife and I about our Wedding they don't usually talk about the flower arrangement, or the cake, or even the ceremony. What they do talk about is, "That Band At the Reception!" The "Just Dave Band" MADE our Wedding! Nobody went home because nobody wanted to miss the band! That's when you know you have hired a kick ass band! They played set after set into the wee hours of the night and never slowed down. Working with Dave was a real pleasure. He worked hand in hand with us on song selection (they have a huge play list) and even learned a couple of new ones for the special occasion." - Rebecca and John, Married 2012.
"OMG you made our wedding the absolute best! Your energy and passion poured through that barn and made us feel so amazing! We can not thank you enough and we love you guys so much!" - Beverly and Chris, Married 2011.
Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, private party, or any other special event, you can be sure Just Dave Band will be the most professional, stress-free, happiest band you will work with... and your party's gonna rock, too!