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Donkey Island Penitentiary

The sound of garage, punk and science fiction, filtered through the blues, while Big Dave growls dreamy lyrics about his nightmares.

In 2014, 3 (mostly) innocent men were sentenced to Donkey Island Penitentiary for crimes they definitely committed. Big Dave, Alejandro and Vincent, the escaped inmates of Donkey Island Penitentiary, promptly escaped to the Los Angeles Underground, where they survive as a harmonica driven Rock & Roll band while continuing to evade law enforcement.

Five years ago, Big Dave spent a month in a coma, and as he lay dying his mind became unstuck in time. Upon waking, he told Alejandro and Vincent of his strangely vivid dreams: time travel, deals with devils, vigilante justice, and regret across different planes of consciousness. When Big Dave could walk again they got to work.

It’s been a time of secrets for our antiheroes. The law finally caught up to them, and there seemed like no way out. Miguel, that ever loving bass player and expert wheel man, took the heat so Big Dave, Alejandro and Vincent could carry on the Donkey Revolution. It wasn’t easy, but with new scoundrels Carlos and Alejandro (Los y Dos) they are now a fearsome fivesome of guitars, drums, bass and harmonica. 

They have been crafting their songs in secret. Now is the time for another prison break.

A record of their escape, their previous crimes, and Big Dave’s hallucinations while doing time in the hole has been discovered. They’ve been crafting their songs in secret. Now is the time for their escape! Now is the time for DONKEY ISLAND PENITENTIARY.

EXILE ON 4TH STREET and ESCAPE FROM... are available for purchase on iTunes & Amazon, streaming on Spotify & Shazam, and many other places music is stolen or heard.

Vocals, Harmonica / Big Dave Perea

Vocals, Guitar / Alejandro Speranza

Drums / Vincent Perea


Exile on 4th Street & Escape From...

by Donkey Island Penitentiary