Just Dave Band is a touring country band from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Led by singer/songwriter Dave “Just Dave" Bernal, the band's high-energy performance gives a "rocky" edge to country music, capturing the best of California’s country sounds, blending Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon with a little Texas outlaw and 90s country rock thrown in.
Along with its own original music, Just Dave Band pays tribute to outlaw country favorites like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson; 90s country heroes like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson; and contemporary country artists like Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Josh Turner. Whether it’s a large concert or an intimate gathering, the audience is sure to get up and dance.
Just Dave Band has shared the bill with numerous national acts in festivals like Rodney Atkins at Oakheart Country Music Festival; Billy Joe Shaver at the Roadshow Revival Festival; Little Big Town at the Country Jam Colorado; and Phil Vassar at the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival.
Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice. His harmonica is also currently featured on shows like "Sons of Guns”, "Bar Rescue”, and "Treehouse Masters", as well as on regional and national albums. Just Dave Band will also appear on the upcoming CMT show "His Wives and Daughters" as the house band for the fictional legend Eddie Ray Banks.
Dave's experience as a singer/songwriter led him to work with film actor Bruce Campbell in the upcoming film "Highly Functional”, consulting on his role of a performing country singer. Two of Dave's songs including "Smile from Beer to Beer" will be featured in the film. He even plays harmonica with Boy George and Culture Club, including shows at the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
After all it has accomplished, the best days lay ahead for "Just Dave" and Just Dave Band. With the new album on rotation on over 80 country radio stations, music and appearances on national TV and film, and upcoming festival and opening slot shows in the works, 2017 will be the best year yet!