Dan the Musicman
Singing, playing guitar, being involved in anything musical has been my ambition and passion for the past 30 years. I began playing guitar at eight years of age, learning songs from the top 40 radio stations. Being with friends, playing music, meeting girls, I have no regrets, and lots of great memories.
I sing lead or harmony vocals with a tenor voice, smooth, rich, with good intonation and a natural vibrato. I am able to sight read staff music, chord charts or create charts from recordings. I have compiled a substantial music library over the years and always have it available to play a special song or request. Playing music that people enjoy really gives me personal satisfaction in what I do.
For a number of years I studied as vocal music major in college performing operettas and musicals, while also working in nighclubs in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Later on I worked as a singing waiter with a musical group called "The Barnstormers" at the Windmill Dinner
Theater in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the 80's I was fortunate enough to record a double album of spirit filled Christian music.
I am a proficient guitar player, comfortable on classical, steel string, or electric guitar. I'm also a great upright or electric bass player, and now my new favorite, ukulele. Through my 20's and early 30's I supported myself performing for nightclubs and many private/corporate functions, playing guitar/bass, working alone, as a duet, trio, or with a band.
I practice daily, and record at home in my small studio. Having a diverse talent I get calls to perform at weddings, funerals, senior care facilities, public venues, and private events. I also play and sing with a variety of bands.
I've collected a substantial amount of music gear over the years; a nice sound system, lighting gear, guitar and bass rigs, many guitars and basses. I do most of my own repair and tending to find used gear and refurbish it.
Staying grounded, keeping my priorities in focus, beginning each day with a positive attitude, and thanking God for my blessings are my primary goals. I'm an easy goin' guy, always aiming to please, open to the ever changing entertainment arena, hoping my musical talents will be appreciated, and ready to do what I love to do best... play music.