DanSlick
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Vocalist, Saxophone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

hi Dan grew in up Western Pennsylvania and cut his teeth playing the blues in the backstreets of Johnstown. The youngest son of a railroad engineer, Dan learned his life lessons in a blue collar environment. He started playing professionally in the clubs surrounding the “steel city” at the age of 14. His R&B influence came from playing on the road with soul show bands like “The Instigation” and “The Flood City Blues”. When he plays a solo, you can here the Hammond B-3 influences of Stevie Winwood, Booker T, Jimmy Smith and Earl Grant all rolled into one.

Dan spent 32 years as a corporate leader in the music industry. As the GM of Technics Musical Instruments and a NAMM board member, he helped to influence the career of many young, aspiring musicians.
He brings his years of musical production experience to the band. The smooth and funky sounds of the keyboards add to the raw energy created by the hard back beat rhythm section. Dan's vocals add harmony to any strong vocal group. Recently Dan worked with "Let's be Frank" a retro rock band, AM/FM Rewind, a 60/70 Tribute band. He also played with Shimmying, an eclectic soul and funk band focused on obscure soul material. Currently working with The Legends, a local variety band.

e-mail: danjslick at GOOGLE
814-915-4480

Screen name:
DanSlick
Member since:
Feb 08 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Interested in also picking up work in a duo, trio or quartet for clubs, private parties, weddings, cocktail lounge, etc.

Grew up on the music of the 60's and 70's but have a huge appetite for all styles of music. Rock, Soul, Funk, R&B, and Blues are his favorites. Influences include but not limited to Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, "Booker T Jones, Steve Winwood,"Groove" Holmes,Erroll Garner,Tony Monaco and too many more to mention

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Hammond SK1-88, Technics SX-KN7000, Technics P50 piano.
Various other accessories.