The Alligators have been playing Detroit Blues music, in there own unmistakable way, for twenty eight years. The “attitude” they bring to the stage each night has everything to do with their respect for the blues and their love of playing it together as a band and they’ve been playing it together for a long time. Lead vocalist Dave Krammer and harmonica player Wailin’ Dale started the band in 1984, The band also consists of three very well respect musicians. Frankie Lee on bass, who joined in 2007. Jon Johnson on drums, joined in 2008. Billy Farris, guitar, who joined in January 2011, when long time guitarist and friend Steve Schwartz passed away unexpectedly… Steve had played in The Alligators for 20 years.
This longevity is a testament to the success they have achieved and has helped develop them into one of the tightest and most sought after bands in the Midwest.
The Alligators not only have impressive lasting power as a band but an impressive recording history as well. Beginning in 1994 with their debut CD “Gimme Some Skin”, they have recorded four successful and highly acclaimed CDs to date. They have also had songs included on three compilation CDs as well. Whether it’s local clubs in the metro Detroit area or premier clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest, The Alligators are longstanding favorites of music lovers that like to have a good time!