about the band


Smells like Dave Grohl formed in 2014 after a group of dedicated Foo Fighters fans decided they wanted more than to be in the audience. Dave Grohl, their muse and the music of Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age their focus. These guys just want to play; to ROCK! While each member had been playing or singing for over a decade, this is the first time they have gathered as a group. For the love of all music Grohl and to live the rock and roll dream, if only for the weekend. 

SLDG have entertained fans at an invite-only fan party prior to the Foo Fighter's Wrigley Field show in 2015 and again for over 100 people at Milwaukee's IronCupcake event in 2016. The guys of SLDG have also entertained patrons at the Woolstreet Grill in Barrington, IL and Oakpark Lounge in Johnsburg, IL.

Additionally, they have a dedicated fan base on social media with more than 700 followers on Facebook who return week after week to check out Dom's puppy, Bob riding a bigwheel (he's 6'4" by the way) or interact via live stream during rehersals or a gig. 

  1. BOB ZIMMERMAN / LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR
    BOB ZIMMERMAN / LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR
  2. CHRIS MEYER / GUITAR, VOCALS
    CHRIS MEYER / GUITAR, VOCALS
  3. DOMINIC MIKOL / GUITAR, VOCALS
    DOMINIC MIKOL / GUITAR, VOCALS
  4. DAN AVICOLA / BASS
    DAN AVICOLA / BASS
  5. BEN CLEVELAND / DRUMS
    BEN CLEVELAND / DRUMS
individual band photos courtesy of James Conway Photography