Who is DV8

DV8 is Cincinnati’s premiere rock, dance and party band.  Comprised of 7 of Greater Cincinnati’s most talented musicians and vocalists, DV8 focuses on the great music you remember – music you can rock and groove to – from the 80’s to today.

DV8 has opened for a multitude of national acts such as Eddie Money, Little River Band, Yoso (members of Yes and Toto), Loverboy, John Waite (The Baby’s), Starship, Pure Prairie League, Lou Gramm, The Gin Blossoms, Styx and Atlanta Rhythm Section just to name a few.  DV8 is equally suited for nearly any venue from clubs to large outdoor shows, and has a concert quality sound system to handle even the largest of events.

DV8 excels at outdoor concerts and other outdoor events.  We have performed for hundreds of thousands of people at such places as Gliers Goettafest, Oktoberfest, the Summer Concert Series at West Chester Township, Union Township, and Miami Township, Cincinnati’s Party In The Park, Taste Of Cincinnati, Maifest, and a multitude of church festivals.  DV8 rocks and brings the party to the event, but is also mindful of the family friendly nature of these shows.

DV8 is also a powerful partner for your corporate party or gathering.  We have performed at various corporate events for the Newport Aquarium and other notable corporate customers.  DV8 makes sure everyone has a great time, and our play list is particularly suited for varied audiences.

Whatever your event – from clubs to concerts and everything in between, DV8 is your musical partner.  Contact us to see how DV8 can help make your night or event special!


Melissa Singer-Reed

From Heart to Evanescence, Pink to Jefferson Starship, Shinedown to Aerosmith, Melissa’s voice is a subtle as a breeze or fierce as a hurricane – it just depends on the song.  And if you ask her nicely, she just might channel Janis Joplin!


Dell McFarland

One of Cincinnati’s most well known front men and vocalists, Dell is the perfect compliment to Melissa’s awesome voice.  But it doesn’t stop there – when they sing together the result is pure magic!


Phil Gatto

Phil is Cincinnati’s best-kept guitar secret, and DV8’s secret weapon.  He can play it all, and then some. Eruption? No problem. Funk? In the pocket. Phil’s quiet and reserved personality is offset by his ability to rip up a guitar solo.


Mike Tekulve

Mike is well known as an acomplished performer, composer and sound engineer. With DV8, Mike is using his extrodanary keyboard and guitar talents to elevate our sound to new levels.  When Mike isn’t playing or recording, he’s teaching at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College!


Jim Questa

Jim brings over 40 years of performance experience to the DV8 lineup.  A member of Cincinnati’s Bad Habit band for 20 years, Jim is known for his “keyboard wall of sound” as well as his harmony vocal work.


Chuck Reed

Chuck is the true low end master, pounding out heavy bass riffs and blistering solo’s so well he needs six strings to contain himself.  Chuck has also been inducted to the Northern Kentucky Music Legends for his work with his band “Strange Brew.”


Doug Drew

Doug is the rock solid time-keeper for DV8.  He has the keen ability to play not just any part, but the RIGHT part.  DV8 rocks because Doug drives it home.