David Loy started his musical career in 1981, doing guest vocals with legendary Cleveland band, The Generators (inspiration for the Joan Jett/Michael J. Fox movie “Light of Day”). David’s first band, The Tomcats (1982), was primarily a rockabilly band performing both originals and covers. When the band’s guitarist left The Tomcats to pursue other opportunities, David took over at guitar and vocals, and the band’s name was changed to David Loy and The Ramrods. By the end of the ‘80’s, David’s song writing began to borrow from influences outside of rockabilly, including ‘60’s soul, R&B, and pop. To reflect these changes, the band’s name was changed to The David Loy Band in the early ‘90’s. During his career, David has toured regionally, as well as nationally, and opened for The Romantics, Joe “King” Carrasco, Blackfoot, Maggie’s Dream, Jason and the Scorchers, and Bill Kirchen. He has performed on local radio and television, and MTV’s “Amuck in America”. In addition to his own projects, David has played guitar on many of Alan Leatherwood’s recordings (Ohio Moon Records).
Getting back to his rockabilly and Americana roots, David brought back The Ramrods with his longtime bass player, Steve Bennett, and veteran Cleveland drummer JD Hades. David Loy and The Ramrods recently opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Wanda Jackson.
David Loy and The Ramrods can also be seen backing folk/rockabilly legend, Alan Leatherwood in his live performances. When not playing with The Ramrods, David can be seen backing Cleveland’s own Johnny Fay. David is currently in the studio, working on an album of new rockabilly material with the Ramrods, with an album of ‘60s inspired originals to follow. Regardless of the genre, David has received positive reviews throughout his career.