Brothers & Sisters This Is Rock & Roll
The Fat Dave Crime Wave is the brainchild of 'Fat' Dave Johnston, who has made a name for him self as a hot-shot rock & roll guitar player & singer around Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the early 00's in such rock & roll bands as Black Market Inc. & The Open Wounds. After watching the rise & fall of his previous rock & roll bands, Johnston decided to set out on his own to do something of a solo career. This (as well as a change of scenery with his day job) led to the union of Johnston & John Phillips, the current bass player for both The Fat Dave Crime Wave & Edmonton's own Greyhound Tragedy. One thing led to another, and before long the entire line-up of Greyhound Tragedy became the back-up band for Johnston, and The Fat Dave Crime Wave took off like a shot. This is where Canada's loudest solo artist begins to carve out his own little scar on the face of the music industry. This line-up brought on the debut release from The Fat Dave Crime Wave entitled "Brothers & Sisters... This is Rock & Roll" which combines the straight-up southern rock & blues style of bands like ZZ Top, Grady, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and AC/DC with the California punk rock energy of bands like "Lars Fredericksen & The Bastards" and "The Bronx." The music speaks for itself... and is a force to be reckoned with. X.O. F.D.