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Welcome


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Welcome


Hailing from Pittsburgh, David & the Disasters' style of music is like nothing you've heard before, because it encompasses everything you've heard before, all  in one place. Welcome to our world. We like it here.  After you take a listen, we think you will too.

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Listen


Listen


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Live


Live


 

Monday, August 8 – David at Nied's Hotel, Lawrenceville – 8PM. Root for him at the 2016 Dos Equis Singer/Songwriter Competition

Thursday, August 11 –  Cheer for David as he performs a set at the Pittsburgh Acoustic Challenge, details pending.

 

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Look


Look


David & the Disasters Live Premiere performance of Will You Be My Sancho Panza at Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA March 21 2016

Watch Bob shred it on mandocaster – from Every Single Part of You

 Waiting backstage

Waiting backstage

David & the Disasters Live Premiere performance of Perhaps, Someday at Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA March 21 2016

Rachel Smith's evocative cello playing, from Lay You Down

 Another good night in the studio with Roman, David, Lurch & Scot

Another good night in the studio with Roman, David, Lurch & Scot

 Lurch shows Bob a new lick!

Lurch shows Bob a new lick!

 Rocking the house in Munich, Germany  with the lovely Divo Müeller

Rocking the house in Munich, Germany  with the lovely Divo Müeller

 Don Kortlandt, the trumpet behind  Sancho

Don Kortlandt, the trumpet behind Sancho

 He's my dad, okay??

He's my dad, okay??

 An impromptu public performance at the Tyneside Priory, Newcastle UK . – Lewis became an instant fan.

An impromptu public performance at the Tyneside Priory, Newcastle UK . – Lewis became an instant fan.

 Rachel and some serious disco era, Gloria Gaynor headphones!

Rachel and some serious disco era, Gloria Gaynor headphones!

 Lurch has a helluva' nice  rack .

Lurch has a helluva' nice rack.

 You've heard the song, now eat at the restaurant!  (Valparaiso, Indiana)

You've heard the song, now eat at the restaurant!  (Valparaiso, Indiana)

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Lyrics


Lyrics


We're In LOve

Beautiful day
walking on air
floating around
we don't have a care
We're in Love
We're in Love

Dreamed of this day
such a long while
moon in your eyes
star in your smile
Every time I look at you
I can feel you feel it too
We're in Love
We're in Love

Be with me ''til the end of time
be the reason behind the rhyme
Hold me fast – don't release
We have hearts of fire and peace
We're in Love
We're in Love

We don't know what's around the bend
Stay in the moment and it won't end
We're in Love
We're in Love

 

 

Perhaps, Someday

Perhaps, someday
We'll find the words
for what we're afraid to say
Perhaps, someday
all of our masks will melt away

And if you ever think of me
look to the night sky
make a wish upon a star
watch it fall before your eyes

and perhaps someday
our black and white
will find comfort in grey
and perhaps, someday
we'll lose our religion
and learn how to pray

When I look to heaven
and wait for your reply
I'll remember how your smile
made me forget the sky

Then perhaps, someday
we'll let our passion
illuminate our way
and perhaps, someday
you'll take me hand
and we'll fly away

 

 

will you be my sancho panza?

Will you be my Sancho Panza?
I need a wit, a wag, a foil
Oh my love for Dulcinea
left me in a deep turmoil

Will you sit right here beside me
listen to my every word
I really need a friend to guide me
for my dreams are too absurd

Dreaming stories
of a love divine
dreaming glories
of the day when that love was mine

If you were my Sancho Panza
it wouldn’t be a thankless task
fix me after fighting windmills
then come help me drain a cask

As I tell you tales of wonder
and I sing you songs of woe
how my heart got torn asunder
Such a long, long time ago

She restored me
with the softest touch
I’ll never love another
not again, not so much

Will you be my Sancho Panza?
on life’s dry and dusty road
when you choose to follow your heart
it’s a solitary code

Every time I sing a stanza
will you join in harmony
If you were my Sancho Panza
I would not be so lonely

 

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About


About


David Lesondak (vocals, guitars, keyboards)

Simply put, he is the most interesting man in the world (take that, Dos Equis Guy!) and the only one who actually hails from Pittsburgh. By day, he is a pioneer in the field of fascia (that’s a whole other story; look it up!). By night and weekends he is writing – music, lyrics, short videos (his film  "The Very Bad Day" was a finalist in The Carnegie International 2 Minute Film Festival) and an actual book (coming in the Fall 2016) – and singing and dancing, directing and filming. It is his lust for life, as well as blood, sweat, and tears you’ll feel coursing through the music. His influences are eclectic, to say the least.  A big fan of sci-fi and pop culture, he often finds inspiration from one of today’s biggest behind-the-scenes names, Joss Whedon. “If you have a good idea, get it out there.” says Joss.

Here’s David’s good idea(s)!


Bob Banerjee (violin, mandolin, mandocaster, guitars, backing vocals)

With 24 years of classical training and  an equally long career in IT, Bob is the working man’s virtuoso. If it has strings, this man can play it, and he wants you to have as much fun listening to it as he does playing it. Born in India, he and his family moved to Texas when Bob was 3 and eventually settled in Pittsburgh. His mother was trained in traditional Indian dance and his father was an accomplished sitar player, so he comes by his talent honestly.  He toured the nation in the late 1990s as the lead violin player with Gaelic Storm – you know, the band performing “An Irish Party in Third Class” in Titanic.  Bob is regular on the Pittsburgh music scene and you can hear his singing violin and dancing fiddle as a member of the Corned Beef and Curry Band, as well as his own solo gigs.

 


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Scot Harvey (drums, percussion)

Just this side of a child prodigy, Scot was DJ’ing family functions at the age of 3 and began playing drums on a homemade kit by age 7. His love of music was so deep that he attended West Liberty State College in West Virginia and the Community College of Allegheny County where he received his degree in music in 2007. But as with many musicians, his real education came on the road. He toured the East Coast with ESP, a Zappa-inspired prog/satire/terrorist group. He also tasted success with the group Persephone’s Dream, whose 2010 concept album, Pan: An Urban Pastoral won critical acclaim worldwide. Scot also plays for the Pittsburgh-based oldies band, The Holidays.


Roman Prokopenko (bass guitar)

That’s right, the  driving bass you hear is none other than Belarus’s own Roman Prokopenko. An accomplished student of the classical acoustic guitar, he naturally switched to bass. Because – wait for it… it’s all about the bass. He was a member of Why Not when they released The Burning Tree in the early 1990s in Belarus. In the States, he became a member of Persephone’s Dream and was also featured on Pan: An Urban Pastoral. A lifelong fan of Western music, his all-time favorite band is The Beatles. To pay homage to his love of the origins of rock and roll, he currently plays with The Holidays and for his love of  hard rock and punk, Identity X. 


Lurch, aka Chris Rudyk, (producer,engineer)

 Do you hear what I hear? That brilliance is brought to you by one of the world’s leading experts on sound, mixing, recording, and all things auditory. Known to all as Lurch, this 6’6” Canadian’s talent and ear for music has taken him from co-owner of Toronto’s legendary Reaction Studio to the road with some of the biggest acts in modern music, but you won’t catch us dropping names like New Order or Muse. He currently operates Broadcastlane Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. We could go on, but why read about his experience when you can hear his magic? We know we are pretty damn lucky to have him. 


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Contact


Contact


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Bookings? Interviews? In Studios?
Backyard Barbeques? We do it all!

Contact katie Sullivan

Kathleen@skmarketinggroup.com

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Buy


Bring the Disasters home. Go here to order the EP today! 

Also available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

Buy


Bring the Disasters home. Go here to order the EP today! 

Also available for download on iTunes and Amazon.