The Daily Flash - Photo Courtesy of Jon Keliehor
Daily Flash
Seattle, Washington
1965 - 1968
2003 - Present


Rick Dey ~ Bass
Tony Dey ~ Drums
Doug Hastings ~ Guitar
Jon Keliehor ~ Drums
Steve Lalor ~ Guitar
Don MacAllister ~ Bass
Don Stevenson ~ Drums
Craig Tarwater ~ Guitar
Ron Woods ~ Drums

In Memory of

Steve Lalor

The New Daily Flash

Barry Curtis ~ Guitar, Vocals
Steve Lalor ~ 6 & 12-string Guitars, Vocals
Steve Peterson ~ Drums, Whistles, Mandolin, Vocals
  Don Wilhelm ~ Bass, Vocals

Craig Bystrom ~ Sound Engineering

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Rick Dey, wrote "Just Like Me" recorded by Paul Revere and The Raiders

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  March 1, 2003

The Daily Flash has been hiding in an undisclosed location, preparing for an all out assault on the dominant paradigm. In recent years, Seattle exported the young generation's distinct musical view of life to the world. Seattle bands became extremely successful, but inevitably, this musical approach was absorbed and homogenized by the larger industry. Now, many of the region's young bands find themselves rehashing the spirited creativity of the "Grunge" era. Older bands typically are expected to play the blues endlessly in the corner bar. There was also an earlier time when Seattle's music scene stagnated into something of a parody of itself. There was an accepted way of making music, and all the bands in town did variations of that acceptable method. In the mid-'60s, The Daily Flash arrived and changed everything. They brought a fresh approach to the scene, incorporating, folk, rock, English pop and jazz.

A new edition of The Daily Flash has returned. For discerning listeners, The Flash has revived the high art of interpretation. The band features ASCAP composers, but focuses on taking a well-worn tune out of its usual surroundings and making it their own. There's just enough familiarity to know you've heard the song before, but nothing like the Flash's treatment. The Flash breathes life into an eclectic repertoire of folk, rock, Celtic, and contemporary music.

Steve Lalor remains the Northwest's quintessential acoustic folk performer. A veteran of the 60's West Coast folk scene and founding member of The Daily Flash, Steve spent 11 years in the L.A. studio scene under contract with London, Universal, MGM, Psycho and Rhino recording companies. His crystal voice and syncopated 6 and 12 string finger picking has been described by Bumbershoot as, "Musicianship that CRACKLES with experience."

Barry Curtis, since 1963, has performed with the Kingsmen who purvey their seminal form of Northwest garage rock at arena concerts, fairs and festivals. Ample time between tours allows Barry to pursue other projects. Significant among these is his participation in The Daily Flash. As an electric guitarist, he embodies a wide stylistic range including rural American blues, rock, r & b, country and folk. As a singer, he combines these influences with his formal training in choral music and other forms of harmonic group singing.

Don Wilhelm has been active in the Seattle scene since 1966.  He has performed with founding members Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen in White Heart and Heart.   He also performed with ShyAnne, & with Moby Grape’s Don Stevenson in Washington James.   Some of his best work also includes composing, recording and performing with Los Orchids’ Pat Tennis.  He is both a skilled guitarist and bassist. His unique bass style contributes greatly to the Flash's melodic and rhythmic character. His superb voice soars into alto territory, providing the band with the greatest possible vocal range.

Steve Peterson, also a Kingsmen since 1988, is one of the Northwest's finest drummers. He has done a great deal of studio work and has played in countless other groups ranging from duos to large ensembles. Steve has the ability to play to the essence of virtually every form of popular music. His precision and dynamic range gives The Flash its multi-hued percussive style. His singing is compelling and contributes to the group's already strong vocal capability.

This lineup has the ability to accurately replicate the vocal and instrumental qualities of the original Flash, and to take that wonderful, explorative musical platform into the future.

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Last Update: 2 APRIL 2018
Credits: Jon Keliehor, Steve Lalor, Alec Palao, Tony Dey, Craig Tarwater, Don Wilhelm, Trapper Graves-Lalor
Band # 141