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Dave Smalley

Dave Smalley
Smalley performing with Down by Law in 2009
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Punk rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts DYS, Dag Nasty, All, Down by Law, The Sharpshooters

Dave Smalley is an American musician, best known as the lead singer for the hardcore punk bands DYS, Dag Nasty, and All and as lead singer/guitarist with Down by Law. He is known for his influence on pop punk music and his early contributions to the emo genre. He also founded a side project called The Sharpshooters, whose music is influenced by mod revival bands such as The Jam. Smalley has also produced and appeared on Canadian punk band Penelope's second album, Face au silence du monde, recorded at Inner Ear Studio in Virginia.

He received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a masters in political science from California State University Los Angeles. He resides with his family in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he works as a features editor of the Weekender section of the town's newspaper, the Free Lance-Star.[1] He previously worked as the youth editor for it!, a teen news supplement to the Free-Lance Star, and won several awards for that section.


  • 1983- DYS "Brotherhood" (Vocals)
  • 1984- DYS "DYS" (Vocals)
  • 1986- Dag Nasty "Can I Say" (Vocals)
  • 1988- All "Allroy For Prez" (Vocals)
  • 1988- All "Allroy Sez" (Vocals)
  • 1989- DYS "Fire And Ice" (prior two records on one CD) (Vocals)
  • 1990- Rule of Thumb "Don't look Down" 7"inch-Club Rat records(vocals)
  • 1990- Chemical People "Right Thing" (Background Vocals)
  • 1991- Down By Law "Down By Law" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1992- Down By Law "Blue" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1992- Dag Nasty "Four on the Floor" (Vocals)
  • 1993- Down By Law "D.C. Guns" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1994- Down By Law "Yellow Rat Bastard" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1994- Down By Law "punkrockacademyfightsong" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1996- Down By Law "All Scratched Up" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1997- Down By Law "Last of the Sharpshooters" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 1998- Two Man Advantage "drafted" (Producer, Background Vocals)
  • 1999- Under The Gun "Nowhere to Run" (Producer, Guest Vocals on "The Mirror")
  • 1999- Down By Law "Fly The Flag" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2000- The Sharpshooters "Viva Los Guerillas" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2002- Dag Nasty "Minority Of One" (Vocals)
  • 2002- Penelope "Face au silence du monde" (Background Vocals)
  • 2003- Down By Law "windwardtidesandwaywardsails" (Vocals, Guitar)
  • 2005 - DYS "Wolfpack" - "Brotherhood," re-released with the band's original Wolfpack radio demo
  • 2009- Pocket "Beautiful Gray" (Vocals)
  • 2010 - Marc Ganancias' acoustic album "Painted Walls" (Guest Vocals on "Rewind & Repeat")
  • 2011 - DYS "More than Fashion: LIVE from the Gallery East Reunion" - live tracks from the band's initial reunion show, featuring songs from both of their studio albums, Bridge 9 Records
  • 2011 - DYS "Wild Card" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2011 - DYS "Sound of our Town" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - DYS "Unloaded" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - DYS "(We are) The Road Crew" (Motorhead Cover) - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - DYS "Brotherhood 2012" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - DYS "True Believers" - Single on Bridge 9 Records
  • 2012 - Down By Law "Champions At Heart" (vocals, guitar)
  • 2013 - Marc Ganancias "Policy of Discontent" (Guest vocals on "Yours Truly")
  • 2014 - Down By Law "Revolution Time" (vocals, guitar)


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External links

  • Interview on Radio CPR, Washington, DC
  • Interview @ Legends
  • PMAKid Interview – Interview with Dave Smalley on
  • Punk Conservatives - Punk Conservatives
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