Denali formed in April of 2000 in capitol city of Richmond, VA when Maura Davis approached her older brother Keeley about helping her with some songs she'd been working on. These four-track recordings became the seeds from which the two of them would cultivate the band's first songs. After enlisting the help of fellow Richmond vets Jonathan Fuller and Cam DiNunzio, the original line-up was complete.
Rehearsals in Jonathan's living room gave way to a practice space in a cousin's garage, some sheet rock, a PA system, etc, etc. After recording their first couple demos that year, the band went on to sign to the Jade Tree label in 2001. Their self-titled debut came out in April of 2002, followed by The Instinct in October of 2003. Touring commenced, van was purchased, t-shirts were made, and the band set out to make some fans. Both records were licensed by French label Vicious Circle in early 2004 and Japanese label Big Records around the same time. The band toured the U.S. numerous times before disbanding in Spring 2004 for the usual reasons. A posthumous DVD of live performances and home movies was released by Lovitt Records in 2006.
For the past few years, the Denali four have been scattered across the country in different cities, playing with various bands, working this job and that, but at the beginning of 2008 they all found themselves back in Richmond by coincidence. Getting together to play again seemed the natural thing to do, and after a spate of rehearsals, they decided on the next logical step: reunion show!
That show is in July in Richmond, and then the band plans to continue working on new material while playing select shows here and there. Long live Denali!
Denali formed in April of 2000 in capitol city of Richmond, VA when Maura Davis approached her older brother Keeley about helping her with some songs she'd been working on. These four-track recordings...
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