Daddys Alright


Daddy’s Alright borrows its name from the 1978 Cheap Trick hit “Surrender.” It’s no accident that the title references fathers as the group is made up of a bunch of dads with professional jobs who started out together playing music on the side to blow off steam in 2001. But what began as a jam session in Frank’s garage has morphed into a very polished and accomplished group of musicians with a passion for entertaining. The group has been wowing crowds in bars and at private parties and fundraisers for fifteen years throughout eastern North Carolina. Influenced by a wide variety of music genres, Daddy’s Alright offers up high-energy classic rock, soul, pop and dance/party music from the 60’s to the present. Their main focus is playing 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s crowd pleasers. Daddy’s Alright is available for private parties and corporate/charitable functions. They appear monthly at various pubs and restaurant/venues in the Triangle and surrounding areas.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 17 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
49 years


60's through current with focus on Motown/Soul/R&B/80's and 90's Pop/Rock

Members Of Band

Lead Vocals - Dorian
Dorian lives in Hillsborough, NC with his wife Cindy and their two children Addison and Anna, where they make their own cheese.

DRUMS - Grif
Born and raised in Goldsboro, NC, Grif lives in Cary, NC with his wife Television Journalist, Amanda Lamb and his two daughters Chloe and Mallory.

BASS – Frank
Born and raised in Queens NY, Frank lives in Cary, NC with his wife Dawn and their two children Trevor and Mimi.

Bill was raised in Raeford, NC and now lives in Cary, NC with his wife Rese, their son Drew and three shelties.

TRUMPET, Synth – Addison
Addison is Dorian’s Son and lives in Hillsborough, NC with his Dad and Mother Cindy, and Sister Anna.

Keys - Eric Niehues
Eric is the newest member of DAR providing all the missing pieces required to support a wider variety of songs. He lives in Raleigh with his Daughter


Professional PA (Allen Heath board with JBL MX series speakers) -
32 channel digital stage mixer with Shure IEM's - Sound Proof Studio