DayRollers (One word)
Ross Rochelle – guitar/vox
Seb C. Phillips – bass/vox
David DeMeuse – drums/vox
Latest Release/Upcoming Project:-Our newest album, “The Bright Side of Black” drops digitally on April 5th and physically on April 6th. It was recorded at Cherry Pit Studios by Eric LaBrosse and mastered by Joel Wanasek and includes 10 songs.
We have previously released one full length album, Push and Pull.
3 official singles, “Still to this Day”, “If I Woke Up By Your Side” and “A Very DayRoller Christmas”
And we do most of the jingles and theme songs for the Tom and Emily morning show on 95.1 WIIL Rock. A few of the most notable would be, “The Emily Rap”,
“Max’s mom” (a stacy’s mom parody about morning show co-host, Emily), “everything is awesome” (from the lego movie) and “Tuesday.”
Upcoming Shows: April 6th at Route 20 in Sturtevant for our Joint CD Release party with Resistance. $10 entry fee gets you one free album from both DayRollers and Resistance
May 25th at Chocolatefest in Burlington WI (5:30-7:30 on the main stage)
Describe your sound: (i have a hard time describing what we sound like)
We’re most often tagged as alt/hard rock these days. And, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies, we combine the old with the new to create something fresh that just about anyone can enjoy. I believe our use of vocal harmonies are a big part of what gives us our distinct sound. All three of us take turns singing lead on our own respective songs which is something you don’t see very often these days.
What’s the band’s origin story?
Seb started the DayRollers as a guitarist and vocalist during his teenage years. He spent most of the early days trying to find the right line up while perfecting his own songwriting skills. He was eventually joined by David DeMeuse on bass, that is, until Seb found out that Dave was a way better drummer. At that point Ken Wright would take over on bass. Eventually Ross Rochelle joined on lead guitar and the band had its first consistent line up. We recorded our first album, Push and Pull (2016) with this line up but would eventually part ways with Ken. It was at this point that Seb switched to bass to form the three piece that we have now. (Though, we’re hoping to find another guitar player to add to the line up in the near future)
Who are your influences?:
Some of our influences include: The Beatles, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Nickelback, Avenged Sevenfold, Silvertide, Tool, System of a Down, Black Stone Cherry, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and many more
Favorite Venue to Play:
Probably Hijynx in Fort Atkinson. It’s ALWAYS a good time at Hijynx and we’re always looking forward to going back. Though, one of our most memorable shows was the 4th of July Celebration at Naval Station Great Lakes where we shared the stage with Skillet, Like a Storm and Wayland.
Where did you record?/Who did you work with?/How was the experience?
-To date, all of our official studio recordings have been recorded at Cherry Pit Studios with Eric LaBrosse. We love working with Eric. He knows how to bring out the best in you. Every time we track with him, the experience feels better than the last.
Anything else the world should know about you?
We’ll be taking this show on the road this summer for some touring!