We are the escaped inmates of

 Donkey Island Penitentiary


In 2014, four mostly innocent men were sentenced to Donkey Island Penitentiary for crimes they definitely committed.  They promptly escaped to the Los Angeles Underground, where they survive as a fuzz-harmonica driven punk blues band.  Big Dave, Vincent, Alejandro and Miguel play aggressive tributes to time travel, vigilante justice, and deals with devils as they continue to evade the law. 

Big Dave spent a month in a coma, and as he lay in the hospital his mind became unstuck in time. When he woke up he told Alejandro and Vincent of his strangely vivid dreams, fighting injustice and regret across different planes of consciousness.  With Miguel, they are a fearsome foursome of guitars, drums, bass and harmonica.  Donkey Island Penitentiary is the sound of garage, punk and science fiction, filtered through the blues, while Big Dave growls dreamy lyrics about his nightmares.  They have been crafting their songs in secret.  Now is the time for their big escape.

EXILE ON 4TH STREET, their debut EP, is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play & Amazon, streaming on Spotify, Shazam, and many other places music is stolen and heard.  


Vocals, Harmonica / Dave Perea

Vocals, Guitar / Alejandro Speranza

Bass / Miguel Vasquez

Drums / Vincent Perea


Catch us if you can


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Shoot You Down

by Donkey Island Penitentiary

Exile on 4th Street

by Donkey Island Penitentiary