DISHWALLA:  The platinum selling, award winning band with a career spanning over 2 decades and 5 albums.

In 1994 Dishwalla signed to A&M Records and immediately began their successful launch into the music scene with a rendition of It’s Going to Take Some Time that was chosen as a single for The Carpenters tribute album, If I Were a Carpenter, a live performance on the Jon Stewart Show, and MTV coverage.

When A&M released Dishwalla’s debut album, Pet Your Friends, it lit up the airwaves in 1996 with their edgy smash-hit single Counting Blue Cars. With a gritty attitude and edgy musicianship reminiscent of past musical legends, Dishwalla’s Alt-Rock sound was enough for music fans to crown Counting Blue Cars one of the most requested songs of that year. The track earned them a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song” for 1996 as well as two ASCAP Awards for “Rock Track of the Year” in both 1996 and 1997, driving Pet Your Friends to sell more than a million copies worldwide.

Standing amongst Rock royalty, the band shared the stage with the likes of No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Cheap Trick, Blind Melon, Lenny Kravitz, Gin Blossoms, and the Goo Goo Dolls, including a signature performance at the infamous Woodstock in 1998.  Later that year, the band released its follow-up album, And You Think You Know What Life’s About, and recorded a fresh version of Policy of Truth for Depeche Mode’s tribute disc, For the Masses. Their edgy, yet melodic, signature sound became part of the soundtracks of a generation being featured in hit movies such as Empire Records, Blast from the Past, The Avengers, and in 1999, Stir of Echoes and American Pie. With heavy touring and new releases, the band charted on Billboard with the release of Opaline (2002), the acclaimed live album, Live… Greetings From The Flow State (2003), and their self-titled Dishwalla in 2005. Their songs continue to be included in movies like The Banger Sisters and in TV shows such as Smallville, The OC, and NCIS, Charmed (spotlighted as musical guests) and most recently in 2012, Dishwalla was written into the plot of How I Met Your Mother on CBS.

Over the span of their 2 decade-long career, the band has survived the usual drama of personnel and record label changes.  Dishwalla’s music helped define the sound of a generation. Their music is timeless, and Counting Blue Cars‘ recurrent airplay on Triple A and Hot A.C. radio are a testament to this. Touted by fans and industry alike as one of the best live bands to come out of the 90’s, Dishwalla is back, and now they have a story to tell.


Dishwalla is an Alternative Rock band based out of Santa Barbara, California. The band reformed in 2008 with original members Rodney Browning Cravens on guitar, Scot Alexander on bass, George Pendergast on drums, Jim Wood on keyboards, and Justin Fox as lead vocalist.


ASCAP Awards

1997Counting Blue CarsRock Track of the Year
1996Counting Blue CarsRock Track of the Year

Billboard Awards

1996Counting Blue CarsBest Rock Song

Billboard Albums

2002OpalineThe Billboard 200192
2002OpalineTop Independent Albums12
1998And You Think You Know What Life s AboutThe Billboard 200164
1996Pet Your FriendsHeatseekers1
1996Pet Your FriendsThe Billboard 20089

Billboard Singles

2002Somewhere In The MiddleAdult Top 4025
1998Once In A WhileMainstream Rock17
1998Once In A WhileModern Rock Tracks20
1997Counting Blue CarsTop 40 Adult Recurrents1
1997GiveAdult Top 4026
1996Charlie Brown’s ParentsMainstream Rock24
1996Counting Blue CarsAdult Top 405
1996Counting Blue CarsMainstream Rock2
1996Counting Blue CarsModern Rock Tracks1
1996Counting Blue CarsThe Billboard Hot 10015
1996Counting Blue CarsTop 40 Mainstream4