Outside Of Society / Bio

Outside Of Society is an Alternative/Grunge rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah formed from the ashes of previous incarnations of the band founded by Singer/Songwriter David Richards who has been writing and playing original songs under the name for over 15 years. Now along with Guitarist Ryan Shafer (formerly "Native Entity," "Sway Magnifique") Bassist David Espinoza (formerly "Unthinkable Thoughts,””Idiocracy") and Drummer Marvin Dixon (formerly "A Balance Of Power,” “Jesus Rides A Rikshaw”) Outside Of Society has united to transform into a solidifying group of badasses up for the challenges set before them!

Fans of Outside Of Society are known as “Outsiders"

When "The Core" of four formed in June of 2016, Expectations where high, with new members David Espinoza (Bass) and Marvin Dixon (Drums) coming into Outside Of Society after having been members of successful Metal acts "Unthinkable Thoughts," and "A Balance Of Power.” Response and Intrigue to the bands existing material and newly acquired members landed Outside Of Society a slot on KBER 101.1's show the "Salt Lake Soundcheck” in June 2016. While on air with host Corky the band played acoustically live the original song “Eventually” along with previously recorded songs. The band announced an upcoming tour where they promised shows in California (Whisky A Go Go, Blacklight District) and Las Vegas (Hard Hat Lounge)

Outside Of Society’s first show as “The Core” was on July 15th, 2016 at The "Barbary Coast Saloon" in Murray, Utah followed by gigs at “Dawg Pound,” “The Royal,” and “Linda Lou’s”

On a very hot weekend in August of 2016 with the cores chemistry building after only 3 months. Outside Of Society delivered on their promise they made on KBER 101.1 and went out of Utah and played 3 shows.

OOS First Tour:

8/18/16 Hard Hat Lounge (Las Vegas, NV)
8/19/16 Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA)
8/21/16 Blacklight District (Long Beach, CA)

After playing 3 successful shows including the landmark show at the world renowned “Whisky A Go Go” opening up for Acclaimed Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse's (Superbad, Role Models, Year One) band “Main Man.” Outside Of Society came home feeling good and was surprised to find out that within a month's time they would be given the opportunity to play the Snake River Rockfest's “Hangover Ball" in Idaho which featured internationally acclaimed band “Puddle Of Mudd” performing at the festival, along with many Successful and signed bands from across many states and even countries!

Ever since then Outside Of Society has been getting stronger, more seasoned, and playing more regional and local shows in the Salt Lake Valley and Idaho, and has also been in the studio finishing up there first official EP scheduled to come out in January 2016.

On January 20th, 2017 returned to The Whisky A Go Go, to open up for the internationally acclaimed band “Bang Tango” during as well as attended the NAMM show!

"The Core" of Outside Of Society is determined to continue altering the course of their successes and experiences. the band has been successfully managing itself without a label backing them and are determined to carve out their own path to success regardless. With the hope of inspiring others in their everyday lives while building a following through unity in music, feeling, and in revolution. WE CARE A LOT! Thank you to all of our supporters and friends who have been around for the journey so far!

General Info

Band Members
David Espinoza - Bass, Ryan Shafer - Electric Guitar, David Richards - Vocals, Marvin Dixon - Drums
Artist Name
Outside Of Society
Profile Page
Alternative / Rock

Contact Info

Salt Lake City, UT

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