Valley Lodge released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in 2005 and recently followed it up with another incredible album called "Semester at Sea." In between the two albums, the band toured the f@#k out of Japan, was the house band for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at Bonnaroo, and just sort of rocked like motherf@#kers in general whenever possible. Their song "If It Takes All Night" was featured in an obscure teen movie called "Dirty Deeds" during a scene in which Hollywood's Milo Ventimiglia, whom you no doubt remember from the popular television program "Heroes", has intercourse with a loaf of bread in a bathroom stall. Hey – they needed the money.
These are the guys in the band:
Dave is from Cleveland, where he played in such rock bands as Sons of Elvis, Cobra Verde, and Uptown Sinclair before going to New York City for the weekend and never returning. Dave is also the host of the popular "Dave Hill Explosion" show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is what is known in the industry as a "minor television personality." Dave and Phil starred in "The King of Miami" television program on cable television, which was great for them. In addition to singing and playing guitar in Valley Lodge, Dave also plays guitar with Phil in Children of the Unicorn and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rivals Schools, Walking Concert) in the Walter Schreifels Band. You can find out more about Dave and his exploits at davehillonline.com.
From parts unknown, Phil is a complex figure bringing rock heat in more ways than most people can handle. In addition to Valley Lodge, Phil is the frontman for Tragedy, the world's greatest all-metal tribute to the Bee Gees, and Dangerous, the world's greatest all-metal tribute to Michael Jackson. He is also known as Aleister Cradley, lead guitar player for metal godz Satanicide, who are from Jer-Z. Phil is Dave's sidekick in "The Dave Hill Explosion" and also starred with Dave on the popular "King of Miami" television program. Phil started out playing bass for Valley Lodge but has recently switched over to guitar in order to increase his overall bangability. He has a sweet beard.
In no way to be confused with the recently deceased former Texas legislature (the governmental body, not the band) member of the same name, John is originally from the New York area but is currently holding down Valley Lodge's satellite office in Los Angeles, home of the stars. John was the guitar player and singer for the legendary Walt Mink. Before they ever knew each other, Dave would go see Walt Mink and stand right in front of John and stare at him the whole time, something they both admit is kind of creepy. In addition to bringing six-string heat for Valley Lodge, John composes music for television and film. He has won two Emmy Awards. F@#k you. To find out more about this dark and complex figure, go to johnkimbrough.com.
Born and raised in Floral Park, Long Island, Rob has been playing the f@#k out of the drums for a seriously long time now. Dave and Rob first met when they were both teenagers and Rob was much shorter and playing drums for the hardcore band Bustin' Out. Rob was also a member of Los Angeles emo rock band Sense Field and played with Dave in Uptown Sinclair. A handsome man, Rob has appeared in both a J. Crew catalog and a children's television program in which he played Harry, a drummer who teaches kids about drums. Dave won't shut up about either one of these things. Check out more about Rob at myspace.com/sensefield.
The most recent addition to the Valley Lodge rock attack, Eddie is perhaps best known as the man on bass for New York City's legendary alt-rap pioneers for 2 Skinnee J's. In addition to being sweet at bass, Eddie is an impeccable dresser. The go-to man when it comes to both sounding and looking incredible, Eddie also holds down the low end for Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Vic Thrill, and Ginger from the Wildhearts' solo band. As if all of that is not enough, he also plays with Phil in Dangerous, the all-metal tribute to Michael Jackson, mentioned earlier.