About Dan

Currently
I had my first paid gig in 1996 and things just haven’t been the same since. Currently I’m playing with the Mojo Workin’ Blues Band who puts out a cool variety of B-side blues and southern rock tunes that you can’t not dance to. My schedule is open for other opportunities as well so feel free to email me if you have a group looking for drums. I have experience in pop/rock to blues to metal to progressive rock and enjoy playing anything that is well orchestrated, arranged and performed. If you want to come see me play, check out my schedule.

My Story
I’m a pretty humble guy who doesn’t like talking about myself too much. I’ve been lucky to play some really cool venues like CBGB’s in NYC as well as record at some amazing studios like The Hit Factory and Quad Studios. The bulk of my playing experience happened in the 00’s in and around NYC with both original and cover bands. Bandmates have always seemed to like playing with me saying I have solid time, nice dynamics and that I learn songs very quickly. I can play along to click-track, or keep the time solid without one. I’ve done studio both ways and everyone has always been happy. I’ve played 100’s of shows and I’m looking forward to making that 1000’s. 🙂

Currently I’m looking to play in as many organized musical situations as possible. I can quickly get up to speed in pop, rock, blues, progressive rock and classic metal (not a blast beat guy). I can read charts but technical pieces will still require some rehearsal. Please Email me if you have something in mind.

Musically I like just about every genre, including country and hip-hop, just that some genres have a lower percentage of artists I like than others. Pop and progressive rock were early influences. I got turned on to more experimental styles like fusion, jazz and Frank Zappa (yes, he gets his own genre) in my early 20’s. It’s always great connecting with musicians with the same influences so I’ll list my favorite performers: Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Primus, Madonna, Mastodon, Damiera (huge bonus points if you know them), Animals as Leaders, Sound of Animals Fighting, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Matthews Band, The Mars Volta, Lake Trout, Chick Corea, Mr. Bungle, Steven Wilson, Michael Jackson, Umphrey’s McGee. Also comedians George Carlin and Doug Stanhope are pretty great.