The Screaming Walls / Bio

The Screaming Walls, formally known as Grooveshire, is an Ohio born supergroup put together by singer/song-writer, Chris Scott. Firmly built on the foundation of edgy blues driven rock n' roll, the group quickly came together as a five-piece consisting of member's from Noah Hunt and the 420 Allstars, Magic Jackson, The White Soots, and Homunculus. Highly energized performances and melody-infused anthems define TSW as one of the region's most powerful rock outfits. Scott's amazingly powerful yet soulful vocals are reminiscent of early tones produced by great rock n' roll front men such as Steve Marriott, Chris Robinson, and Robert Plant. Kyle Byrum (guitar) and Dan Hunt's (organ/guitar) vintage approach to songwriting combine a plethora of sound that helps to stir a unique blend of psychedelic ambience and folk-inspired lyrical notation. Widely known as ambassador's to the Dayton, OH funk scene, Mike "McNasty" McKewen (bass) and Chris Ellison (drums) are two of the most respected and dynamic musician's around. Their collective experience provide an uplifting approach to songwriting, which firmly defines the supergroup's overwhelming sound. The Screaming Walls have taken some well-loved time-tested recipes and put their own mark on them. "You might be able to identify some of their influences, but they’re not just copying licks. You can cop an attitude, but you can’t fake soul. This group has soul!"
Collectively, the group has over 60 years of tour experience; recording and playing with Grammy award winning and Hall of Fame inductees. Some of the artists they have recently shared the stage with include Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepperd Band, JJ Grey and Mofro, Rusted Root,Victor Wooten, Davy Knowles & Backdoor Slam, Blues Traveler, Indigenous, Candlebox, Seven Mary Three, Styx, and Bernie Worrell.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Melfi - Vocals/Harmonica, Kyle Byrum - Guitar, Dan Hunt - Organ/Guitar, Mike McKewen - Bass, Chris Ellison - Drums
Artist Name
The Screaming Walls
Home Page
Rock / Blues / Americana

Contact Info

Cincinnati, OH
Chris Scott