The Dreadful Melodies is singer/songwriter Daniel P. Rible, but you would not know it from listening to his latest release, "Strange Commodity". Daniel's eclectic influences result in each song sounding like a different performer with a new group of musicians at each turn. Rible is best known as the front man of the now defunct reggae, rock band Mahatma Peak. He has shared the stage with acts such as Derek Trucks(Allman Brothers), John Brown's Body, Kottonmouth Kings, God Street Wine, and Deep Banana Blackout during his tenure in the Asbury Park, NJ music scene. Daniel's recording obsession started when he was 7 years old with a fisher price tape recorder. He would make up countless songs and tell ghost stories through the plastic multi-colored microphone. He graduated to a dual cassette tape deck boom box in middle school; All the while torturing his parents with bedroom performances. He would record back and forth between the two decks effectively making a multi-track studio. When Daniel finally got a Yamaha 4-Track sometime in the early 90s he used it so often that he snapped the record button right off of the machine. It was these years of tinkering that allowed him to self produce, record, and perform this compelling debut "Strange Commodity".