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David Fagan / Bio

David began making music as a teenager with his brothers in his parents' basement in Jersey City, New Jersey. Having played all over the United States, with a band and as a solo artist. Since he's been a teen, David has been writing eclectic songs that capture the essence of 'every man', singing songs that people from all backgrounds can identify with, with a songwriting style influenced by Bob Pollard, Elliott Smith, Roky Erickson, Kurt Cobain, Daniel Johnston, and John Lennon in his solo years, a voice that draws from Freddie Mercury and Elton John, melodies straight out of 60s AM pop/70 FM hits, and hard strummed acoustic guitars with distorted power chords, think 'Foo Fighters meet Queen, and start a pop rock band'. Top that off with rhythmic grooves you can dance to, and you have an idea of David's signature sound.

Over the past decade, David's played as a solo artist and with Snowball 37, his band where as singer/songwriter/guitarist, he plays with a constantly rotating crew of musicians, to "keep the spirit and the sound fresh". 2013 saw the release of Snowball 37's "De Classe", an album with pop sensibilities, and distorted guitar built on a foundation of stories that relate to all, and "Unplugged In Memphis", an album of solo acoustic songs appearing on "Declasse", in their original, unedited versions, recorded at Sun and Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN. David released a stripped down solo album entitled "Saturday Night Man" in the summer of 2014. All albums can be purchased at www.snowball37.bandcamp.com, and "Declasse" can be purchased on www.davidfaganmusic.com, on all online music stores, and at David Fagan solo, and Snowball 37 shows.

David's been given critically acclaimed reviews in local publications such as 'The East Coast Rocker', 'The Aquarian', 'Jersey Beat magazine', 'Asbury Park Press', 'This Week In Jersey City', and on the web at popdose.com, absolutepunk,com, dailyunsigned.com, and independentmusicscene.com. His songs have been played on a number of FM, college and underground stations across the country, but he's determined to keep his head above water by using the ideals he based his music on-"Do as much as you can, and make the people love what you love doing!".

He's also opened for various famous entertainers as eclectic as Fred Norris from the Howard Stern Show, 'The Greatest All Female Band In The World- Lez Zeppelin, comedienne Margaret Cho, UK punk legends The Vibrators, and the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, at a small benefit show in Asbury Park.

David's songs like 'Half Past Midnight' (a catchy "sing along chorus" song that touches on our everyday problems, and how we deal with them in a group setting) "Baby You're A Star" is a sarcastic, cynical homage to the stars, and the self importance that comes with being famous. 'Long Dead and Gone' and 'Zero Road' deal with the first hand trial and tribulations of a working musician.

After playing with troubled musicians, dealing with know it all producers, and even turning down a publishing deal with a major label, David decided to form his own label "true Fish Music", to release recordings he makes as a solo artist and with Snowball 37, as well as folk singer Don Fish. David's currently writing, recording and performing with a new band, Ipswich Down, but his work as a solo artist and front man for Snowball 37, will never be done. Catch him in 2014 in NJ and NYC, and watch for him on tour in 2015.


General Info

Band Members
David Fagan (vocals, guitar, bass, drum machine, piano, harmonica, mandolin, lap steel guitar)
Artist Name
David Fagan
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Singer Songwriter / Alternative Rock / Powerpop

Contact Info

Asbury Park, NJ
David Fagan

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