Novacaine is an American rock music group, formed in 1996 in Santa Monica, California. In the late '80s, David Hallyday had some success with his first solo records, but was unhappy. He decided to quit music, planning to do something different. But he had the idea to reform his high-school garage band, Blind Fish. Then, with his friend Erik Godal, he formed Novacaine, a kind of surf-grunge band who had some success in the US. They toured and started to get some Top 40 radio play. But at the same time, David began writing for the European Market because their label, Mercury Records asked David to write some songs in French. He made some demos and began a new and successful solo career in France. Then Novacaine was in status-quo, David saying that a new album was in the works for 2000. After several years, David worked with producer Paul Reeve. In 2004 and Nova 6, was born. Meanwhile Erik Godal joined up with the LA surf-noir band The Blue Hawaiians. Together they scored music for the hit TV show SpongeBob SquarePants. Besides The Blue Hawaiians, Erik continued to score for film and TV and was nominated for the 2006 Annie award for his work on Squirrelboy. Other films he scored include the Sundance film Subject Two and What Love Is. Erik also continued to work with David on his solo album Revelation, touring dates and producing some songs for Johnny Hallyday, Tina Arena and Cylia.
David Hallyday (real name David Smet) : vocals, guitar, drums (1996-1999),
Erik Godal : guitar, keyboards, producer (1996-1999),
Phil Gough : guitar (1996-1999),
Bill Bieschke : bass guitar (1996-1999)
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