Dakota was formed in 1996 in Tokyo Japan. Howard Rogers incorporated
the band while serving in the military at Yokota AB. They released their self entitled first CD on April 11 1998. Later in 1998 Dakota moved to the Tampa Bay area where Howard met the drummer Tom Sorocco and the bassist Dennis Goad. Dakota released a tribute to the Tampa Bay area with their song entitled “Tampa Bay” in which local media Bay News 9 featured. The band continues to work in the studio and through out the Tampa Bay area.

Dakota continues to entertain audiences from the St. Pete Beach resorts to the hard rock clubs of central Florida.

Dakota is the band you want if you are up for some old school mixed with today’s guitar driven rock.