"Electric Six" is a six-piece Detroit-based rock band that plays a mixture of "garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal." The band met underground recognition in 2001 with the single "Danger! High Voltage," and subsequently recorded three full-length albums: ''Fire'', ''Señor Smoke'', and the upcoming ''Switzerland''.
The band formed in 1996 and was initially known as "The Wildbunch", eventually dropping that name due to pressure from the Bristol trip hop collection of the same name. Throughout the latter half of the '90s, they played regularly at the Old Miami and the Gold Dollar in Detroit, the center of a scene that produced breakout acts like the White Stripes.
The band's first formation was comprised of Dick Valentine (vocals), Rock and Roll Indian (guitar), Surge Joebot (guitar), Disco (bass, ex member of Detroit Cobras), and M (drums). Dick Valentine (real name Tyler Spencer) is and has always been the primary songwriter (both music and lyrics) of Electric Six. During the band's temporary split at the end of the 1990s, Tyler Spencer formed his own band called The Dirty Shame and released one CD entitled ''Smog Cutter Love Story'' which featured, among othe...
|country||Detroit, United States|
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members|| Dick Valentine - vocals|
The Colonel - guitar
Johnny Na$hinal - guitar
John R. Dequindre - bass guitar
Tait Nucleus? - keyboards
Percussion World - drums
|past members|| Rock and Roll Indian|
Frank Lloyd Bonaventure
Dr. Blacklips Hoffman
Dr. Diet Mountain Dew