Dave Smalley is an American musician, best known as the lead singer for the hardcore punk bands DYS, Dag Nasty, and All and as lead singer/guitarist with Down by Law. He is known for his influence on pop punk music and his early contributions to the emo genre. He also founded a side project called The Sharpshooters, whose music is influenced by mod revival bands such as The Jam. Smalley has also produced and appeared on Canadian punk band Penelope's second album, Face au silence du monde, recorded by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studio in Arlington, Virginia.
He received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a masters in political science from California State University Los Angeles. He resides with his family in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he works as a features editor of the Weekender section of the town's newspaper, the Free Lance-Star. He previously worked as the youth editor for it!, a teen news supplement to the Free-Lance Star, and won several awards for that section.
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1983- DYS "Brotherhood" (Vocals)
1984- DYS "DYS" (Vocals)
1986- Dag Nasty "Can I Say" (Vocals)
1988- All "Allroy For Prez" (Vocals)
1988- All "Allroy Sez" (Vocals)
1989- DYS "Fire And Ice" (prior two records on one CD) (Vocals)
1990- Rule of Thumb "Don't look Down" 7"inch-Club Rat records(vocals)