Damone was a hard rock band that is influenced by power pop, punk rock, and most notably, classic metal. Their sound could be described as a female fronted Cheap Trick with Thin Lizzy inspired dual lead guitar. The band formed in 2002 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States and consists of Noelle LeBlanc (vocals, guitar), Mike Woods (lead guitar), Vazquez (bass), and Dustin Hengst (drums). Damone released their debut album "From The Attic" in 2003 on RCA, but due to poor sales the label stopped showing interest in the band.
Damone released their debut album "From The Attic" in 2003 on RCA, but due to poor sales the label stopped showing interest in the band. Co-founder and guitarist Dave Pino (also a member of the band Waltham and late of Powerman 5000) quit the band sometime in 2004, being replaced by Boston native Mike Woods. While working on new material, the band was dropped from their label after requesting to be released. They were quickly picked up by Island Records.
Damone released their sophmore LP "Out Here All Night" on iTunes in early 2006, with the CD version released May 23rd, 2006. Damone released their newest album Roll The Dice in December 2008.
The band disbanded sometime in 2009. On December 9, 2011, the band's drummer Dustin Hengst passed away of liver problems.
"Out Here all Night" was a single on the Madden video game series. The band was originally named Noelle, after LeBlanc. Damone is a reference to a character of the same name in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Noelle LeBlanc - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Mike Woods - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Vazquez - Bass, Vocals
Dustin Hengst - Drums, Vocals