Well Dressed Wolves (formerly known as ‘The Mods’) are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. The band consists of Travis Eaton (guitar, vocals), Louis Occhiline (bass, vocals), & Gabe Rhodes (drums, vocals).
Travis Eaton, Guitarist and vocalist, began playing music around the age of four. Originally inspired by country music, he was exposed to rock ‘n’ roll after hearing Creedence Clearwater Revival. Then he heard the Beatles for the first time, and made the decision to pursue rock and roll music. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops. He later joined a local rock band called Recall, where he met drummer Gabriel Rhodes
Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 26 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes and has played with over 50 artists. In 2004, after having exhausted many musical ventures, Eaton and Rhodes began playing with a friend of Eaton, Louis Occhiline.
Louis Occhiline was born into a large musical family. He started playing the bass at seventeen. There had been a shortage of bassists, so he learned the basics of the instrument which led to the formation of Frequency Response a band formed by Eaton & Occhilline while still in high school. The band split in early 2004, but during this time Occhiline developed his musical style by tapping into the bass styles of Jack Bruce of Cream, John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.
The band officially formed in the summer of 2004. They quickly found a chemistry that had been lacking in their previous bands. They were united by the influences of ’60s rock as well as the ’90s alternative.
Since then, the band has been hard at work, playing many shows all over AZ, most notably in the Northern AZ region. Since 2013, the band has been travelling up to Sturgis, SD every year to play the world’s biggest biker rally at the legendary Buffalo Chip.
2015 saw the release of the band’s first EP, “Keep Calm, Roll On.” The EP includes all original music.
New recordings and a tour are currently in the works for the end of 2017 early 2018.
The band will be changing their name from ‘The Mods’ to Well Dressed Wolves. For 13 years since their formation, the band has been known as ‘The Mods.’ However, as a result of legalities and copyrights linked to “The Mods” namesake, the band will be changing the band name. They played their first show as ‘Well Dressed Wolves’ on Sept. 9th 2017 .