double Life is an original rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The members defining their distinctive sound are Brian Smith "Roc" (vox and crowd control), Dave Deau (lead/rhythm guitar), Eric Bulgrin "E-Man" (bass) and John Conhartoski (drums).
The history of double Life dates back to the early 90's when its founding members, Dave and Roc, met in New Mexico and formed the band Shooting Blanks. E-man joined in 1995, adding the personal flare and influences from his previous bands, such as Disciples of Confusion and The Phobics. The three then created a following around Milwaukee by playing live shows in the 90's as Giddy and Nnaked lunchH. John stepped up and completed the vision after many strong performances and label interest from Mercury Records while with his group Madwatch. He bonded to dL formally in 1999.
Mixed and recorded by Mike Zirkel (Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins, Bender) their debut CD, white & black, moves you with intensity and emotion balanced within a strong, guitar architecture. Seeking to capture a raw sound that seizes the essence of their live performances, double Life returned to the studio in May and recorded a 3 song EP with Steve Albini (Bush, Nirvana, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) in his Electrical Audio, Chicago.
What really makes them stand out is their dedication and commitment to punch the audience with a straight-forward, high-energy, aggressive rock show.
dL united with the vision to create original rock music that lives in your head. It took a decade to find serious musicians with professionalism, the right-frame-of-mind and determination to live a double Life.
Wed May 23rd / Reed Street Station - Milwaukee....
Sat May 26th / Super Z's - Delavan....
SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THESE SHOWS. http://www.double-life.com
Full-length CD "white and black" released 2000. 3 song sampler - to be released Summer 2001.