Explosively expatriated from the farmlands of Ohio, singer-songwriter Doli Stepniewski breathes mischievous spirit into creative alter ego, DareDevilDale. Known for effusive hooks and anthemic power-pop melodies, he creates vivid tales of love and catastrophe... fit for the pages of a graphic novel. Each song pulls equally from Stepniewski’s own experiences as both an accomplished touring musician (Owsley, Amy Grant, Under The Big Top) and a successful tech entrepreneur. The result is an accessible yet divergent sound delivered with a wink and nod to musical superheroes Stewart Copeland, Gordon Sumner, Andy Summers, Stuart Adamson and John Taylor.
When not criss-crossing the boundaries of the American soundscape as DareDevilDale, Stepniewski is an animator and rock & roll developer in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives with his wife and three sons.
VIVID TALES OF LOVE AND CATASTROPHE
Welcome To Pulp Rock.
Conceptually dark and unflinchingly hopeful, the world illuminated in the new album, Vivid Tales of Love & Catastrophe, is the creation of experienced musician Doli Stepniewski. Starring here as alter ego, DareDevilDale, Doli single-handedly weaves together a collection of progressive human experience, as stirring as it is catchy.
Steered by Doli’s one-man-band approach to performance and production, DareDevilDale comes to life as our champion through the relatable, everyday hero stories of the album’s rich characters:
“Close your eyes and open up your mind... Can you believe what you’ll be when you’re ready?” he sings in the album’s sunshiny opening track, “Next Big Thing.” And from a deliciously violent overthrow of convention in “Big Bang,” to addiction and combative relationships in the driving, “Friction,” listeners are compelled to hold on through the rollicking ups-and-downs of the album’s ten tracks of unapologetically sensational reality.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING
“Dark and ominous energy with a sense of mystery!”
“Killer, catchy. I could definitely hear this blasting on the loudspeakers at a dance club!”
“This sound sounds like nothing I've heard before. Fast driving beats, with a pumping bass and catchy riffs. Pet Shop Boys meets pop rock boy band! Crazy fusion.”