The Dwellers

The Dwellers

Surf Rock

"I remember the moment I got the cell phone recording", recalls founding member Ben, referring to a roughly 40-second mariachi-esque surf riff from bandmate Andrew Martin. "I had the countermelody jump to my head and rushed to lay it down like a kid running down to the tree Christmas morning. It was lightning in a bottle."

And ever since that moment, The Dwellers have been churning out inspired surf melodies, bottle after bottle. 

A band born in pandemic times, their chemistry & excitement was tempered only by the speed of their Wi-Fi, songwriting and surfing ideas back and forth across the Web.  Harkening back to surf music of the '50s & 60's, but mixed with their eclectic influence of more modern genres, their songs allowed them all a form of sonic escapism and nirvana, transcending distance and a global health crisis.

Surf rock. Surf grunge. Surf Western. All genres and all ears are welcome as The Dwellers use their timeless melodies to take you to a world where the tide’s always right and the tunes keep rolling in.

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI

Band Members

  • Ben Collins-Hamel: Guitar, Vocals
  • Dave Bartkowiak Jr: Bass
  • Jeff Belcher: Drums


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Surf? Yes. Grunge? Yes. Western? Why not? All genres are welcome on this potent and memorable debut from the new saviors of surf ... The Dwellers.

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