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Signal Daddy started in April of 2012 as Matt reconnected with Dave and together with Richard, began to work on what was dubbed “the music project.” Mike would join the group almost immediately and the core members were formed.
The final piece were added in late 2015 with the addition of Carson Wolfmeyer on percussion. “We have all spent years playing other’s songs, and wanted to create our own original blend of music. Since getting together, we have been writing, playing, and recording our original tunes, and have loved the process.” [Richard].
Brothers Mike McGinnis (lead guitar) and Matt McGinnis (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar) front the band. Mike’s unique guitar tone was developed over his many years as a professional lead guitarist in bands throughout the Midwest. (Bradley Fish Electric, The May Band) He brings blues based influences but with the flair of a Gary Moore, Stevie Ray, or David Gilmour.
Matt is a professionally trained actor, who along with being the lead vocalist, has also written most of the melodies and lyrics for the songs. His social activism finds its way into many of the compositions, which defines the songs as much as the sound.
The backbone of the band is held by Dave Maurer (bass), Carson Wolfmeyer (drums) and Richard Chase (guitar, mandolin). This group brings significant experience to Signal Daddy, having played in bands numerous bands in the Milwaukee area music scene.