"ARM" BIO- Val, Scott (Toes), Randall - ARM is an Alternative Rock Band with two years of performance experience, & 20 original songs. At a time when e-mail, instant messaging, turbo tax, & ATM machines across the world are getting everything better and faster, ARM is satisfying that need for instant gratification. "An amazing amount of sound for 3 instruments; & that girl, such a powerful voice for such a little lady! ARM's catchy hooks will leave you begging for more. After hearing an ARM song just once, the chorus will stay with you the rest of the day. ARM is fronted by the seductive Valerie. She leads ARM with vigor & vibrancy. Randall's infectious drum grooves give ARM the "butt-shakingness" that todays alternative rock music is lacking. Toes brings vocals & hot riffs to the table, From Atlanta's Creative Loafing Mag., 2/2005
ARM is satisfying the need for instant gratification.

Dave Bio

"Curtis Alan & Trickledown", playing bass for them is heaven on Earth. Check us out at the "CMA Fan Fair" in Nashville, June 8th
"ARM" - Strong, Sweet and Heartfelt Alternative Rock from Atlanta, Ga.. Working with & writing tunes with Scott "Toes" Ovrevik is pure joy.
"SKYE MOORE" - Fantastic tunes-smith, and a great guy. I'm writting with him in Nashville. Listen up for "Do It To It Man", and the release of "Skye Moore's, Uncle Jedd".
"SMOKEHOUSE...A PREQUIL", my Blues/Old Country driven Musical. Check out:
http://www.smokehousethemusical.com/
"VOUCHSAFE" - A Band, and a Song. Alternative, Spritually driven tunes. Multi-religous alterative to 'Christian only' based "Contemporary Faith" music.
Email: davestruffles@yahoo.com
Bass Guitarist with "Whisper" and "Snapp"
First Place Winner- San Francisco Battle of the Bands- "Whisper"
Second Place winner- San Francisco Battle of the Bands- "Snapp"

Opening act for Queen, Grand Funk Railroad, Heart, Santana, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Yesterday & Today, Debra Harry, The Street Punks, many more...

Perfromance Awards, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

Acting Experience Theatre

Hoss - "Hank Williams, Lost Highway"

Whiteside - "The Man Who Came To Dinner"

Jud - "Oklahoma"

Charlie Davenport - "Annie Get Your Gun"

Max - "The Sound of Music"

Sancho Panza - "Man of La Mancha"

Jigger - "Carousel"

Bill Sykes - "Oliver"

Mr. DePina - "You Can't Take It With You"

Dr. Chausable - "The Importance of Being Ernest"

Charlie Brown - "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"

Many, many more

Theatres

"Abbeville Opera House"

"South of Broadway Dinner Theatre"

"Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre"

"Nashville Academy Theatre"

"Tennessee Performing Art Center"

"The Peace Center"

"Lesene Auditorium",

"Circle Star Theatre"

"Winterland"

"Oakland Auditorium"

The Orpyum Theatre

"A.C.T." San Francisco

Ryman Auditorium ... Many, many more

A little more about Dave,
Born in Virginia, into a family that didn't stay anywhere long, I attended thirteen different schools, and lived in twenty-six different houses by the time I hit the eighth grade. Settling down in San Francisco was great. That's when I picked up my first Bass. After learning Santana, and Allman Brothers tunes, I was knew I had a home in music. I Went through a few progressive garage bands in High School, and started jamming with Troy(Tesla)Luccketta. We hit it off, and loved laying down those tight bass & drum chops. We formed a band called "Whisper" and took first place in H.A.R.D.'s SF Bay Battle of the Bands. LOL, I thought I was real experienced by then. I had come in second Place with my band, Snapp, the year before.
"Yesterday & Today", "Eric Martin", we all were tight and shared rehearsal spaces and jammed together frequently. Music saved me from the horrors of home life. My dad disappeared, after the police came looking for him, when I was twelve. My cousin had been sexually abusing me since I was six. By the time I was fourteen, I was already writing anger/vent based tunes with titles like, "Take It Like A Man", "Ice Creams' Got No Bones", "Heal This". Musicially, I developed a love for Jazz and Country, which didn't sit well with my Rockin' bandmates. I started performing at A.C.T. as an Actor, and Orchestral Bassist, which taught me plenty, and landed me my first tours, which landed me in Nashville (TPAC, Nashville Academy Theatre) and almost every major city in the USofA. But, I missed the audience feedback/rush that happens during concerts. "Hank Williams, Lost Highway", has been a gift from God. Performing, and turning todays younger audiences onto Hank Sr.'s music, in a concert style, was a thrill. Now, I'm ready to back you up, continue writing music, and score my Musical "Smokehouse".
check out: www.smokehousethemusical.com

Bio

ARM BIO
E-mail, instant messaging, turbo tax, ATM machines: across the world we are getting everything better and faster. ARM is here satisfying that need for instant gratification. ARM is an alternative rock band with a touch of Soul and Latin grooves. "ARM", an Atlanta based Band, while rooted in the basic framework of guitar, bass and drums of rock and roll, melds soul, progressive rock and jazz into a steamy package." "An amazing amount of sound for 3 instruments; and that girl, such a powerful voice for such a little lady! ARM's in the pocket guitar riffs and catchy hooks will leave you begging for more. After hearing an ARM song just once, the chorus will stay with you the rest of the day. ARM is fronted by the sultry and seductive Valerie. She leads ARM with vigor, vibrancy, and conviction. Randall's infectious drum grooves give ARM the "butt-shakingness" that todays alternative rock music is lacking. Scott (Toes) brings the songs, melodies and lyrics to the table. ARM is here to stay. Creative loafing 02/24/05.
Val 24yrs. young
Scott 28yrs. young
Randall 29yrs. young
Dave 29yrs. young










ARM dates

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Apr 18 2006 7:00P
Spelman College FREE SHOW(Check out April 17th and 18th in my friends) Atlanta, GA
May 6 2006 8:00P
The Darkside(Next to Sidelines) Marietta, GA
May 27 2006 10:00P
Head on the Door Monygomery, Al
May 31 2006 9:00P
The Ten High Club Atlanta, GA
Jul 22 2006 8:00P
Soho Bar and Grill Columbus, GA

past Gigs

12/10/2005 08:00 PM
THE DARKSIDE
1440 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062 - $7.00
Chicks that Rock show! (Benefit show for Toys for tots) with Suckerhead

11/12/2005 09:00 PM
Soho Bar and Grill
5751 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31900,US - $5.00
With EX Vortex

11/03/2005 09:00 PM
Smith's Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $7.00
With the Tea Leaves and three 5 human


10/29/2005 08:00 PM
2 High Studios(Rock n Roll Halloween Bash)
540 Permalume Place, Atlanta, GA 30338,US - $5.00 with costume $10 without costume
Big Halloween Bash at 2-high studios: featuring ARM, Neckid, The Blackheadz, and Many others

10/21/2005 09:00 PM
Head on the Door
5028 Vaughn Road , Montgomery, AL 36116,US - FREE

10/11/2005 09:00 PM
The Ten High Club
816 N. Highland Ave., atlanta, GA 30306,US -$6.00

10/03/2005 11:15 PM
Smith's Olde Bar(Open Mic Madness Oct 3-Oct 8)
1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $6.00
Open Mic Madness Competition. Will be held From oct 3 to Oct 8. Come and see ARM compete and win the Big First Prize.
The Best of The Best Atlanta talent will be there! ARM will start off its series of performances this week at 11:30 pm.

09/01/2005 09:00 PM
Smiths Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $6.00
with The Lovecakes and TBA

08/20/2005 10:00 PM
Soho Bar and Grill
5751 Milgen Road, columbus, GA 31907,US - $5.00
with local support

07/27/2005 09:30 PM
The Ten High Club
816 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,US - $5.00
ARM starts at 9:30 Also Playing Collosic and Threat of Life!

07/02/2005 10:00 PM
Head on the Door
5028 Vaughn Road Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 36116,US - FREE

06/26/2005 08:00 PM
Smith's Olde Bar( Benefit family of Mike Cross of Atlanta Police Dept)
1578 Piedmont Ave, , Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $10.00
With BlackBerry Smoke and Swiss Army and Stovall

05/25/2005 09:00 PM
Smith's Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave, , Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $5.00
With The Blackheadz and The FORCE.

04/06/2005 09:00 PM
The Star Bar
437 Moreland Ave, Atlanta , GA 30307, - $5.00
With The Warm Gunns and State of Man(formerly Jade)...Prepare to be amazed.
Both these bands also have My Space sites so check them out.

03/26/2005 09:00 PM
Soho Bar and Grill
5751 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31900,US - $5.00
With the infamous Tayl!

03/21/2005 09:00 PM
Smiths Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30301,US - $6.00
With One Atom-12 and Electric Ladybug

03/19/2005 10:00 PM
Head on the Door
5028 Vaughn Road Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 36116,US - FREE

Dave blog

Damn glad just to be breathing. What a ride this life is. Always jammin', meetin' fellow musicians, singers, writers and actors, gives me a thrill, and keeps me goin' ! Sharing & playing music, my own, or somebody elses, is the most enjoyable thing. Writing a story, from my own heart and life experiences, for a song, for a screen, or for a breathing audience. Enlightening my own-self about my own-self. I don't want to ever stop learning about me. Which makes writing it for 'my own-self' seem justifiable. Even though it's a huge thrill, and greatly appreciated, when anybody enjoys or relates, and takes the intended meaning of my work to heart. GO THERE- http://smokehousethemusical.com/pages/1/index.htm

Current Projects:

"CURTIS ALAN & TRICKLEDOWN" www.curtisalan.net

"VOUCHSAFE" - A Band, and a song. Alternative Spritually driven tunes. Multi-religous alterative to 'Christian only' based, "Contemporary Faith" music.

"ARM" - Sweet and heartfelt Alternative rock from Atlanta, Ga.. Working with, and writing tunes with Scott Ovrevik is pure joy.

"SKYE MOORE" - Fantastic tunes-smith, and a great guy. I'll be backing him up in the big room at Emerald Recording Studio in Nashville, and The Ameristar Casino's May, June and August- Kansas City and Vicksburg, Ms.

LYRICS

ROLLER DERBY QUEEN
by Dave Canaday & Scott Ovrevik
check out: http://www.jamthemovie.com/


Five feet of fire

Smoke on her wheels

Hittin'em where it counts

Lookin'for a steal



Ya' see her flying by

Faster than a eagle

On a track made of maple

Zoomin' by the people



A smile on her lips

Ya' know she's got the pace

Gets knocked over the rail

An' lands on her face



She jumps back in the rink

She just won't quit

She's a risin' star

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



She's a blast of speed

An' has all the moves

Her work has paid off

She just can't loose



As a child she was plannin'

As a woman she made it real

No ones laughin' at her now

She finally cut a deal



Nothin' in her way now

She's skatin' past her past

Lookin' over her shoulder

At the woman on her ass



She's been workin' it hard

She just won't quit

She's a risin' star

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



Can you believe our Karey

Kickin' so much ass

All the crap she's takin'

It's her time at last



From San Jose to San Raphael

From Hayward to Lodi, and Austin too

You know she'll never fail

'Cause she knows all the moves



Don't give her any shit

She'll give it right back

She knows what she's doin'

Our Rookies' on the track



As a child she was plannin'

As a woman she made it real

She's a risin' star

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's A Roller Derby Queen

She's livin' her dream

Our Roller Derby Queen



VOUCHSAFE
by Dave Canaday

Pitfalls of monoliths
Giant orbs of tainted souls
While barren hopes fall silent
wanting answers
assigning blame
creating hate
because you disagree

Marginal, silent forgiveness
Of faiths we require
All profetic Godsmen unite
bringing love
lasting peace
human spirit
connecting souls

Stained glass shards
Thick books bound crimson
Everyperson found the same
goats milk
spiritual tea
grape juice
red wine

Your way
My way
His Way
Her way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Our way
Their way
Right way
Wrong way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Your way
My way
His Way
Her way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Our way
Their way
Right way
Wrong way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Cherubs of blue-eyed-blond Jesus
Korans in German print
Budas from Bayonne
skeletel closets
human error
rightious wrongs
seeking immortality

Pinacles placed in closets
Candle flame in your name
Broken glass to celebrate
show compassion
stop killing
inner peace
mortal pain

Brimstone purge to out evil
Languages older unprintable man
Whatever brings us all together
be one
pro humanity
we want
the same

Your way
My way
His Way
Her way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Our way
Their way
Right way
Wrong way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Your way
My way
His Way
Her way
We want the same
Vouchsafe

Our way
Their way
Right way
Wrong way
We want the same
Vouchsafe










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