Bio: Black Wolf is a 3 piece Hard Rock band with an eclectic mix of many different styles of music, with blues and funk blended into a hard driving rock sound. The originals kick with a Marshall/BadCat tube amp leading the sound with harmony leads, crunching chords, nice vocal harmonies, bass lines, and groove drumming. Our lyrics are alpha wolf based. The band takes its inspiration from different artists ranging from Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Van Halen, Whitesnake, and Jimi Hendrix.
DC Wolf: As an All State vocalist in high school and recipient of the senior “most talented” award DC has been playing guitar for 36 years, a veteran guitar player he plays all styles of music. Although a rocker at heart, he earned his degree in Jazz guitar from Kennesaw State. In 2006 he made it to the 3rd round of the national guitar competition “Guitarmegeddon.” His influences include; Edward Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Vivian Campbell, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmore, and Warren DeMartini. DC has written a book on How To Play Guitar.
Dion Sweatt: Bassist/Vocals – began playing writing music in middle school. He played in several bands on the local and regional level, including several bands that have toured up and down the eastern seaboard. His first love was the bass guitar but he also plays guitar, keyboards and vocals. Dion’s bass influences are Jaco, Flea, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones and Steve Harris. “Music is my heartbeat, a love that has lasted a lifetime.”
Joseph Alan: Drummer/percussionist with early influences from classical and theatrical music. Although somewhat sheltered from music deemed inappropriate he found a love for Rock/Hard Rock at an early age. Music groups like Iron Maiden, Kiss, Ozzy and Rush began to steer his musical interest in a different direction. A self taught pianist at the age of 11, he began a more formal musical education in the public school systems of West Texas, and in 1984 excelling in knowledge and skill. He was also awarded national membership as one the top 1% trumpet players in the country at the age of 14. Today, most inspirational drumming influences include the late Neil Peart, Travis Barker, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to name a few.
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