Danny started his life in music at age 6 when he began taking drum lessons. At age 14 however, he made the jump to guitar and began taking lessons from such accomplished guitarists as Larry Mitchell (Ric Ocasek, Billy Squier,
While studying his instrument with such talented instructors, Danny began performing with local rock cover bands and eventually began writing original material with the band Amethyst and then with Smile Orange. Smile
In the late 1990’s & early 2000’s, Danny wrote, recorded and performed music with Broadway star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida, Chicago), as well as with Island recording artist Dogma and Columbia recording artist Collision. He also co-wrote and recorded the song “You Could B The One” which was included on the soundtrack to the major motion picture “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer” and even played guitar tracks on a song written and produced by Puff Daddy.
In 2003, Danny decided to try lead singing and “dipped his toe” into the Long Island tribute band scene when he and our bassist Scott co-founded Monkey Wrench -
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