19 Action News is From Cleveland, Ohio.
19 Action News is Rock N’ Roll at its core, but carries the influence of a variety of artists like Buddy Holly, David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, and The Gorillaz to name a few. The album is a fuse of DIY sounds and basement recordings with a polished electronic finish, and the live show is a high energy interactive dance party that often evokes a response of, “I’ve never seen anything like that before.”
The band has two full length albums, the first, “Our Time has Come,” is a satirical account of the pending apocalypse and the second, “The Future is Bright,” is an introspective look at time and space.
Both albums are available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Each album tells a haunting story set in a sci-fi universe that is one part kitsch and the other part a homage to authors like Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, E.E. Smith as well as others from the “golden age” of science fiction. The principal songwriter, Jacob Dahlke, uses wit and sarcasm to make cutting observations about our own modern society and the human race through the characters he creates in his music.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Jacob is a long time “geek” and fan of all things outer space. After having success recording and producing music for others, he set off on his own voyage in the industry and created 19 Action News in 2007 with guitarist Joshua Gardner. Performing for several years as a duo, it has expanded into a 5 piece rock and roll band including; Brett Beil on drums, James Dalakas on lead guitar, Will Krause on rhythm guitar, and Zasch Schraufl on bass.
For booking inquiries please contact Jacob@19actionnews.net.