The year is starting off great for the DGB. We are currently holding the in the top 10 worldwide on reverbnation for our for the last 3 months in the Jam category. We have been #1 in the world 3 times during that time usually for a week or more. We are honored to be a featured band on their homepage the week of 4/25. We put up a few songs from our next cd and all are doing equally well on a variety on online stations and listening sites. We played the great Jamageddon music festival in Asbury NJ 1/27, 28 & 29. 2016 was a banner year for the band too. We received 8 nominations for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards including:
Best/outstanding Blues Band/soloist
Best/outstanding Americana Band / soloist
Best/outstanding rhythm and blues Band/soloist
Best/outstanding Jam Band/ soloist...
Best/outstanding singer/songwriter - Dana Gaynor
Best/outstanding electric guitarist - Dana Gaynor
Best/outstanding recording studio Euphoric Rebel records Studio A
Best/outstanding bass player - Tony Mancino
I was nominated for the PA Blues Hall of fame as well.
We won the Outstanding Jam Band/soloist for 2014, 15 and 16.
We were picked up by Bongo Boy Records for Asian distribution of 1 of our songs so we are extending our influence around the globe.
This year I became an endorsee for the legendary Zemaitis Guitar Co. I am pictured with one of their metal face hand engraved guitars above. They offer a truly classic sound and styling. They are, in my humble opinion, among the most beautiful guitars available on the market. I also picked up an artist pricing deal from Dr. Z amplification which are my favorite amps!
The Dana Gaynor Band has been playing select venues and building our show across PA and NJ. We are also planning shows in NY state at this time. We are receiving great reviews wherever we play. We are currently #1 in the world on numberonemusic.com, holding most of the positions in the all fan play top ten worldwide. At the same time we are # 1 Locally, # 1 regionally, #21 nationally and # 21 in the world on ReverbNation.com. Fan mail and opportunities are arriving daily. We are booking now through the end of 2017 and the schedule is filling up. We are making inroads across the eastern region and in Europe. We will be venturing into new territories as the months progress and doing some very cool projects.
DGB won the Outstanding Jam Band award from the Lehigh Valley Music Association (LVMA) in both 2014 and 2015...During the same period we sold out of our first album: Laughing at Armageddon. These limited run CDs were recently going for $42.00 on Ebay. All our CDs are available digitally at ITunes, and Amazon.com. On 11/6/15 we released our current DGB cd. "Power to the people" which I wrote (13 of 15 songs) recorded and produced. It is getting great reviews internationally and you will find us in a variety of music magazines in 2016 including UK's The Rocker (1/14/16), Fireworks #75, Blues Matters #69, Steel Notes January and February 2016, That Music Mag (2/18/16), Nor'easter (February 2016), PA Musician Magazine (March) and many more. We started our own YouTube.com channel this past year and will be releasing select video's from choice shows as we move forward.
We have been headlining great venues like the Stanhope House and the Stone Pony in Asbury NJ, the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg PA. This past summer we played a variety of regional festivals and well known venues across the region...so we are totally ROCKIN baby!! In January DGB and our production company are producing our 2nd annual Jamageddon Festival. This year at the American Spirits Roadhouse in Asbury NJ.; it is a 3 day music festival boasting some of the finest regional acts around. For more information on our production company Euphoric Rebel Productions go to www.euphoricrebel.com for more info. After our recent and lengthy upgrade to Euphoric Rebel Studio A we are in the process of completing our next CD (The Devil in Me) which will be available winter 2017 including performances by Grammy winner Rodney Holmes and legendary keyboardist John Ginty.
So to cover all bases, these days I can be seen fronting the Dana Gaynor Band, Dana Gaynor and Friends (running a regional jam @ The Leather Corner Post in Orefield PA on alternate Thursday nights); and occasionally doing guest guitarist gigs with a variety of regional artists including Chicago Carl Snyder; Brian Brazil; Lenny's Nite Out jam band at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen NJ. and the Soul Shakers in Scranton.
Have you recorded songs at a studio and are not happy with the mixing and/or mastering? As I am a producer and engineer with my own studio, record publishing and production company, send me your tracks in wav format and I will mix and master them here at a rate you can afford. Rock on!