"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
- Ben Collins-Hamel: Guitar, Vocals
- Andrew Martin: Guitar, Cello
- Dave Bartkowiak Jr: Bass
- William James: Drums
first wave....is coming...
2022. Prepare yourself.