Pop music played loudly: that phrase appears
beneath the band Lately David’s stylized moniker in print as a logo. But
the concept behind those words is played out both in live performance and
on record in the band’s music.
Hernando, MS based Lately David, drummer Scott Agner; bassist Tommy
Burton; and guitarists Danny McGreger and David Rice, draws upon influence
from the likes of REM, The Who, The Beach Boys, and Memphis, TN’s seminal
Big Star to write and perform pop music with wit, attitude, and an edge.
Lately David live performances feature a loud, brash brand of pop music
chock full of material from The American Music Revival, the band’s
roots rock flavored LP, as well as new songs currently being recorded for
a future release that seamlessly meld the attitude of 1970’s glam, the
sounds of 1980’s post-punk, and the hooks of modern pop.
The band has performed their brand of rootsy power pop at venues
ranging from the outdoor festival events “Hog Wild Barbeque Festival” in
Jackson, MS and “Southern Nights” at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven,
MS, to clubs around Memphis, TN such as Neil’s, P&H Cafe, and the Hard
Danny McGreger and Tommy Burton began Lately David in the winter of
1995 simply as a creative songwriting outlet while in music school at
Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. It wasn’t until April of 2000
that Scott Agner came aboard and the band hit the stage as a true working
band, performing a catalog of songs written over the course of the
previous 5 years. In late 2002, an old friend from college days, David
Rice, came aboard to complete the current lineup