Dano’s musical influences began at the age of 7, when he began taking mandatory piano lessons. He then learned to play the coronet at age 10, and finally settled in on learning the skills of guitar playing at age 12. Growing up in a musical family meant being surround by different forms and styles of music. His parents taste for Broadway Musicals made him hear music in a more thought out and story driven writing style. This can be heard in his music.
At an early age, garage and basement bands seemed to be the path to collaborating with other musicians. He decided that Rock music was the genre to pursue. Much was learned and it didn't take much time to realize that writing his own music and lyrics, was the direction he seemed most wanting to develop and pursue. He is keen to point out that everything he listens to and studies, directs his musical development and style in some way. As his musical ambitions have grown, his style has developed into several sounds that he has made his own.
Playing, recording, and performing with various bands over his lifetime helped in the experience of audience appeal and learning some of the music business. Being involved in several different musical genre’s meant realizing that songwriting isn’t just about personal musical preference. Learning how to connect with fans and music listeners was just as important. But he always gravitated back to the creative calling of his own song writing. He understood that playing other artist's material was not fulfilling enough to satisfy his need to create, write, and record. Thus, the solo musical Rock project created!
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