(R.I.P.) -- So We Persist was a Hard Rock band w/ southern undertones, lots of groove, great vocals, down & dirty base lines, solid solos & steady rocking drum beats!
So We Persist was a mostly originals act with a few select covers. So We Persist was started in April 2012 by Gary Dacus.
Vocalist Dave Scott was new to the Memphis music scene when he joined So We Persist. Dave caused a stir with his strong vocals and his great stage presence - not to mention his amazing abs!
Chaise Elliott; former guitarist from Memphis Metal act OBSTRUCTION OF POWER; is a solid lead guitarist. great riff writer bringing his metal background to help make SWP's Southern Hard Rock have a hard edge!
Jacob Rigsby, also new to the Memphis music scene, is a very talented bassist influenced by bands like Dream Theater! A bit of a prodigy, we at SWP were blown away by his skill, technique and ability to play in many styles.
Gary Dacus has been playing drums for over 25 years and has been in both cover and original bands playing straight ahead 70’s-80’s Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, as well as various types of Metal.
Gary is former drummer for numerous NY based bands to include 2006 metal band "SPUN." (Nobody Lives Forever); 2008-2009 'bay area thrash' band "[DOX]OLOGY"; 2008 rock-n-roll cover band SEVENTH SON; 2009-2010 metal band "Twelve Gauge Apocalypse" - to name a few. He restarted TGA in TN for 2010-2011 then moved on to start southern rock band "Death Remains Silent" (formerly "Home Spun Sons"). Gary is also endorsed by Dream Cymbals, Spaun drums and HotStick drumsticks.
Dave Scott ~ Lead Vocals
~ Shure Microphones
Chaise Elliott ~ Lead Guitar
~ Peavy Valve King Amplifiers
~ Ibanez / Epiphone / Dean Guitars
~ Ernie Ball Guitar Strings
~ Dunlop Picks
Jacob Rigsby ~ Bass Guitar
~ Acoustic Bass Head and Cabinet
~ Epiphone / Brice Bass Guitars
~ Ernie Ball Bass Guitar Strings
Gary ~ Drums
~ Spaun Drums
~ Dream Cymbals [Energy, Contact and Bliss Lines]
~ HotSticks Drum Sticks
~ Pearl Demon Drive Double Bass Pedals
* CURRENT Endorsement(s):
Dream Cymbals 08/2008-Present
Spaun Drums 06/2013-Present
Link coming (newly endorsed)
HotSticks Drumsticks 10/2012-Present
** PAST Endorsement(s):
DrumStar DrumWear 2008-2011
Peace Drums 05/2012-05/2013