BIOGRAPHY

'Pulling inspiration from bands such as Shinedown, Seether, Guns n Roses, Black Stone Cherry, and Alice in Chains, this is a straight up in your face, kick ass and take names rock band. If you want a band that is solid and hard hitting, then look no further' - Metal Meyhem Radio

The Story So Far...

In January 2016 Luke 'VonDee' Varndell would meet Paul 'PJ' Jackson and a rabble of other musicians in a damp 'would be studio' in the arse end of nowhere to audition for lead vocals. Having prepared lyrics beforehand the band quickly began to meld together, and fan favourite 'Medication' began to take form. 

VonDee had never fronted a band before however with the support and encouragement of Jackson his confidence, ability and range grew. In a moment that would have made Marty McFly proud, they had both found 'that new sound' they had been looking for.


In April 2016 Lonely Dakota would release their first single 'On The Rise'. Recorded at the Ranch Production House. It received local radio success and LD went on to play a string of shows supporting acts such as SOiL, Wilson and Reigning Days. Later the same year they  released their second single 'Low Life' via Revolver Records, but continual changes to the line-up saw the momentum dwindle. Due to disagreements and other commitments, the band lost its rhythm section.


Not to be deterred, and wanting to preach their songs to the masses, Jackson and VonDee set about reconstructing and breathing new life into LD. 


In November 2018 LD returned to the Ranch Production House, with producer Kurt Fagan, to record their new  Rock ballad 'Dead Stories'. This would go on to receive national airplay on Planet Rock's 'The New Rock Show', with Wyatt Wendels.


LD once again began to gather traction on the local scene developing a loyal and growing fan base. In February 2019 Lonely Dakota would become fully formed into the Alt Rock Powerhouse it is today with the addition of Craig 'The Machine' Sepala on drums.


Sepala's years of drumming experience and technical playing has helped to push Jackson and VonDee to play harder than ever before. 

Leading to live shows laden with 'behind the head' solo's, chest pounding bass, raspy and haunting dual vocals and earth-shattering drums.

In April 2019 LD once again returned to The Ranch and recorded their debut, five track, EP.  Featuring  singles 'End of Days' and 'Overdrive'. The Debut EP would go on to receive high praise from an international audience and be played by HRH and Planet Rock Radio.


Having Headlined small festivals and prestigious venues LD are looking firmly to the future with a host of gig announcements coming to social media in the New Year.


In November 2019 LD will release their new, dual vocal track, Lucky S.O.A.B. from their forth coming second EP 'Sex, Drugs and Side Effects'