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Dazy Head Mazy: High energy. Incredible chemistry. Fun. These are just some of the phrases one might use to describe the pop rock band Dazy Head Mazy and their live show. The Minneapolis-based group has been busy turning venues into all-out parties since 1996, playing over 100 shows a year across the US. Composed of Will Bauermeister (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Eric Moe (bass) and Jason Lyles (drums), Dazy Head Mazy has shared the stage with such acts as OAR, the Gin Blossoms, 7 Mary 3 and Semisonic, among others. Whether the lively foursome is playing at a college campus, a charity event, or one of the top venues in the country, their goal is to always make sure the audience has as much fun as they do.

With an interesting blend of eye-opening pop and soothing melodic vocals, Dazy Head Mazy’s infectious tunes have often been compared to that of Hootie and the Blowfish, the Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel and the Dave Matthews Band. Their first full-length album, They're All Wearing Pearls, has sold over 10,000 units to date, and their second LP, Shift, was named “Best Pop Album” in 2000 by the Independent Music Awards. The band’s latest release, Acoustic Cities, promises to be their best work yet, with soothing, acoustic-driven pop rock that can only be described as classic Dazy Head Mazy.

Though they have recorded four studio albums, received numerous awards and nominations, and played with some of the biggest bands in alternative rock, Dazy Head Mazy remains a group of guys who just love music and love to play it. Their energetic live show and honest, roosty pop songs have entertained audiences for a decade, and there’s no reason for them to back down now.

DAZY HEAD MAZY IS:
Will Bauermeister:
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Eric Moe: Bass Guitar
Jason "Rockford Files" Lyles: Drums and Percussion

 
   

Points of Note
- Sold over 10,000 copies of their first full-length album, They're All Wearing Pearls
- They’re All Wearing Pearls charted 7th on the CMJ Sales Tracking Report in 1999
- Second album, Shift, was produced in part by Jellybean Johnson of The Time
- Song “Never Forget” was featured in the 1998 independent film Flushed

- Album Acoustic Cities was recorded in Studio C at Cities 97 in Minneapolis, MN
- Commissioned to write and record song “I Know My Way” for the Mankato Chamber of Commerce (used as a city theme song in commercials and promotional videos)
- Commissioned to write and record song “Everybody Goes There” for Twin Cities cable TV show Around Town

Awards & Nominations
- Awarded “Best New Artist” by the Minnesota Music Awards in 1997
- Awarded “Best New Act in Minneapolis Area” by the Independent Music Atlas in 2000
- Awarded “Best Pop Album” for Shift by the Independent Music Awards in 2000
- Awarded “Best Regional Band” by the Independent Music Awards in 2001
- Nominated for “Best Pop Band” by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2000
- Nominated for “Best Pop Recording” by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2000
- Nominated for “Best Pop Band” by the Minnesota Music Association in 2003
- Awarded “Readers Choice – Best Rock Band” City Pages 2006

Charity Work
- Donated music and talents to Camp Heartland, a charity for children born with HIV
- Played Guns and Hoses, a benefit for 9-11 policemen and firefighters
- Played Como Zoofest, a benefit to clean up the zoo
- Donated music for the album Possibilities, benefiting mentally handicapped children
- Played a fundraiser for troops in Iraq
- Raised over $25,000 for the Will McLaughlin endowment
- Appeared in the “Rock The Cure” calendar to help fight breast cancer
- Played a benefit for Matt Iverson of GB Leighton

- Donated music of "Good Wood" CD to help the food shelves

Venues & Tours
- MTV “Choose or Lose” tour 2000
- Iowa State Fair
- House of Blues, Chicago
- First Avenue, Minneapolis
- Countless college campuses

Media Appearances
- NBC affiliate KARE
- ABC affiliate KSTP
- KCCI News Channel 8
- Cities 97
- KQRS
- KXLP
- KTCZ
- KDOG
- KEEZ
- WDKB
- KGLT
- 30+ college and regional stations

Bands Played With
- OAR
- Gin Blossoms
- 7 Mary 3
- Sister Hazel
- Hello Dave
- The Nadas
- Domestic Problems
- Semisonic
- The Push Stars
- Jayhawks
- Pat McGee Band
- Honeydogs
- The Refreshments
- Martin Zeller


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