Review: Classless Act’s EP Welcome to the ‘Acoustic’ Show

EP Review

Classless Act L-R: Franco Gravante, Derek Day, Griffin Tucker, Chuck McKissock, Dane Pieper Photo credit: Travis Shinn

By Zane Ewton, Rock At Night Central Florida

Review: Classless Act – Welcome to the Acoustic Show – Release date December 16, 2022
Classless Act

Strike while the iron is hot. And when you’re new band Classless Act following the ’80s blueprint for hard rock stardom, that means running back into the studio for a quick EP on the heels of your full-length debut that’s making some noise.That noise was some high profile opportunities in 2022 for the band and specifically lead singer Derek Day. At the recommendation of Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, Day found himself onstage with the Foo Fighters and Motley Crue for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in L.A. It makes sense Hawkins would feel a kinship with Classless Act and Day since The Darkness started down this same road some 20 years ago.

Welcome to the Acoustic Show is an all-acoustic redo of five songs from Classless Act’s June 2022 debut, Welcome to the Show. If you’re looking for that classic 1980s rock sound – big guitars, bigger choruses – then Classless Act delivers. These acoustic tracks don’t shed much fresh light on any of the songs. But if you’re still playing air guitar underneath a poster of Slash in your bedroom, this is a band for you.


The band, featuring Derek Day (vocals), Dane Pieper (guitar), Griffin Tucker (guitar), Franco Gravante (bass), and Chuck McKissock (drums), first formed in 2018 when the five former strangers met through friends via social media.

Check out Rock At Night’s interview with Derek Day in 2020.

In case you want to see them live:


Dec 16 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*

Dec 17 – Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr*

Dec 18 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry*

Dec 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ The HiFi

Dec 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Lucia

Dec 22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

Dec 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

Dec 30 – North Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

Dec 31 – San Diego, CA @ Beaumonts


Forest Live Festival – UK

Forest Live Festival – UK