Pete Francis (of Dispatch)

Pete Francis (of Dispatch)

Guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Pete Francis Heimbold originally gained a cult following as one-third of the group Dispatch.
Heimbold was all of 21 years old when he met up with guitarist/bassist/songwriter Chad Urmston and drummer Brad Corrigan at Middlebury College in Vermont, where the three formed a band under the moniker One Fell Swoop, but soon changed the name to Dispatch due to a St. Louis group also with the name One Fell Swoop. Between 1995 and 2001, Dispatch put out five releases and toured the East Coast and Midwest, regularly sold out shows, and developed a strong following. After six-odd years of touring, the group decided to take an extended hiatus and Heimbold seized the opportunity by cutting his first solo record, Untold. He chose to release the album under his first and middle name, Pete Francis (only slightly confusing fans of Dispatch), which served as a signal to the new direction he was taking in his songwriting. Untold was released to positive reviews in May of 2003.

Eric Dash is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who started writing when he was 8 years old. While his early influences consisted of pop-punk icons, Eric also drew inspiration from John Mayer, Eric Clapton, SRV, No Doubt, and Justin Timberlake.

Since his early teens, Eric has been playing with industry professionals and slinging together demos of his evolving style. But in 2012, producer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer/Goo Goo Dolls) saw a talent in Eric and worked with him on a new EP record titled "My Own Island".

Eric released his first single from that EP, "One More Love Song", on June 25th via iTunes and the single is now available on Spotify.

Andrew Whitman

The Early Years

Learned guitar in 2003
Learned Jack Johnson covers in 2005
First song, "Mary Joe", in 2005
First band, The Moccasins, in 2005
Moccasins break up in 2005

The Beat of Life Years

"The Beat of Life" written in 2006
Start jamming with Devin in 2007
Start recording first album in 2007
Finish first album in 2009
Chill out at college until 2012



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Pete Francis (of Dispatch) with Eric Dash, Andrew Whitman

Friday, September 27 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at MilkBoy Philly