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A true rock 'n' roll band with a throwback feel, the sound of Dangerfield stretches across decades of rock music. No gimmicks, just balls to the wall playing. Live shows are loud, passionate, and memorable, with dual lead guitars, grooving bass and pounding drums. By not being confined to a certain genre Dangerfield has been compared to bands as diverse as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden to My Morning Jacket and the Foo Fighters.

The band formed in early 2010, but each member had many years in the local scene behind them and had enjoyed some past success. Dangerfield is led by Carlyle Nowak on vocals and guitar. Already an accomplished drummer (Heart of a Failure and WAMI award winning Blue Background), Carlyle has stepped out from behind the drums to front the band. In his place behind the kit is Ryan Igielski (Big Dumb Dick and Deflection), providing solid, powerful drums. Completing the band is a pair of brothers, making their second go-around in a band together. Joe Fuerst (Ka-tet) is no ordinary sideman. Joe’s unique style is a perfect complement to Carlyle’s guitar work, and the dual guitars really carve out Dangerfield’s sound. And bringing the low end is James Fuerst (Sore, Ka-Tet) on bass. With technical prowess and a 6-string bass, James is right at home in the groove and fully capable of bringing just a little funk to the table.

General Info

Band Members
Carlyle - Vocals/Guitars; Ryan - Drums; Joe - Guitars; James - Bass
Artist Name
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Active Since
Rock / Metal / Blues

Contact Info

Milwaukee, WI

Similar Artists

  • Thin Lizzy
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Iron Maiden
  • The Foo Fighters