The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones
Background Information
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Punk Rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 2003-present
Label(s) Jade Tree
Associated Acts Paint It Black
Kid Dynamite
The Explosion
Dave Hause
Mike Sneeringer
David Walsh
Chris Gonzalez
Former Members
Michael Cotterman

The Loved Ones is a punk rock band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in late 2003, the band currently consists of Dave Hause (lead vocals, guitar), David Walsh (guitar), Chris Gonzalez (bass), and Mike Sneeringer (drums). They are presently signed to Fat Wreck Chords.


In 2003 after leaving the band Paint It Black, Dave Hause decided to form a new group. He recruited former Kid Dynamite bassist Michael Cotterman, and drummer Mike Sneeringer from Trial by Fire, who together formed The Loved Ones. The band's first release was a self-released four-song demo in 2004. The following year, they released an EP, The Loved Ones, on Jade Tree Records.

While Hause was working as a roadie for The Bouncing Souls, the band was given the opportunity to do a tour with The Bouncing Souls, and would also tour with NOFX. Impressed by the band, NOFX frontman Fat Mike signed them to his label Fat Wreck Chords. Fat Wreck released the band's debut album Keep Your Heart in 2006.

In December 2006, a posting on the band's MySpace page announced that Cotterman had left the band. He was replaced by Chris Gonzalez and they also added second guitarist David Walsh. They were both formerly members of The Explosion, who had announced their split up near the time Cotterman left.

The band released their second full length album Build & Burn on February 5, 2008. The album was produced by Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Kienlen of The Bouncing Souls.

On February 3, 2009, the band released Distractions, their third release for Fat Wreck Chords. The EP consists of three original songs, two of which ('Distracted' and 'Last Call') were brand new and the other ('Spy Diddley') was originally released as part of the Fat Wreck Chords X-Mas Bonus in 2006. The final three tracks of the EP were cover versions of Bruce Springsteen's 'Johnny 99', 'Lovers Town Revisited' by Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer's 'Coma Girl'.

Hause and Gonzalez both plan to release solo albums sometime within the year.

In summer 2010 The Loved Ones embarked on their first tour of Australia. Gonzalez could not attend, so original bassist Cotterman rejoined the band for the tour.



  • Dave Hause - vocals/guitar (2003–)
  • Mike Sneeringer - drums (2003– )
  • Chris Gonzalez - bass (2006– )
  • David Walsh - guitar (2006– )


  • Michael Cotterman - bass (2003–2006, June 2010)




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