“What is a dad band? A collection of middle-aged to older guys with day jobs, putting on Hawaiian or Flame shirts and playing classic rock at the corner bar on Friday night. Bands that play Dad Rock, usually badlyd.”

– Urban Dictionary

Rock the Stage: Battle of the Dad Bands at The Press Room

The first ever Battle of the Dad Bands has commenced! The competition was stiff. the judges opposed, but after much hemming and hawing, negotiating and nagging, decisions were made. The final 6 bands heading under the bright lights of The Press Room stage on November 4th are *insert tense drumroll here*…

Andrew North and the Rangers

The Dirt Boys

4 Non-Seans

Dad Bod

George Brown & The Soullifters

Fake Leather Jacket


Congratulations to the finalists of The Press Room’s first annual Battle of the Dad Bands. You may not be the father’s of rock but you’ve nailed rocking like a father. To those who didn’t make it to the throw down, thank you for throwing your visor in the ring. The volume of entries, as well as the variety of styles and sheer musical prowess amongst the contenders was more than we could’ve hoped for on year 1 of this little endeavor. So if you’re name’s not in the list above, fear not, this is shaping up to be a yearly event. So friends, keep up with your garage gigs because we expect to see your name in our entries next year.

To the final six heading to The Press Room in November, keep up the practice, make sure to take your daily vitamins and don’t forget to stretch. It’s gonna’ be a good time and at the end of the end of the night one band will be crowned as Press Room’s inaugural ultimate Dad Band.

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Rock on friends, we’ll see you soon.