Vertigo Bliss was a 3-piece Alternative Rock band based in Spokane, Washington. They released their debut album focus (intentionally written in lowercase) without the support of a record label in 2000. Their second album, Phonophobic was released in 2003. Over the years, the band has shared the stage with such national acts as Collective Soul, The Flys, Nazareth, Tommy Tutone and Save Ferris. Among their many charity events was the Rock For Tots concert show they founded and headlined every Christmas since 2000. This event brought together the Inland Northwest's finest bands for an evening of music in an effort to collect toys and raise cash for the Toys For Tots Foundation and Inland Northwest kids. Despite a respectable fanbase both in Eastern Washington and the rest of the state as a whole, Vertigo Bliss disbanded in late 2006. An official announcement was broadcast via e-mail to many of their fans in November of that same year. Singer Dave Kotlan has since expressed his desire to continue to contribute to the Spokane music scene in another capacity, though no specific announcement has been made. Drummer Steve Hurlburt and bassist Denny Holler have made no similar intentions known.
The original lineup of Vertigo Bliss was Dave Kotlan on lead vocals, guitars and piano, Steve Hurlburt on drums and backup vocals, and Jack Stone on bass. These are the artists that can be heard on their debut album focus. Before the release of their second album, Phonophobic, bassist Stone was replaced with Denny Holler, already a veteran of the Spokane music scene.
Dave Kotlan - Vocals/Guitar/Piano,
Steve "Big Hurly" Hurlburt - Drums/Vocals,
Denny Holler - Bass