Great things happening for the DGB. We have spent the last year and a half in and out of the #1 spot in the world for the jam band category on Reverbnation. 40k fans worldwide and growing all the time. We were honored to be a featured band on their homepage several times too. We put up a few songs from our new cd and all are doing equally well on a variety on online stations and listening sites. We play the great Jamageddon music festival in Asbury NJ 1/27, 7/27 and 28th. I have been doing a lot of guest spots in addition to playing with the DGB as well.
We are still enjoying the fact that we received 9 nominations last year 2017 for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards including:
outstanding Blues Band/soloist
outstanding Americana Band / soloist
outstanding rhythm and blues Band/soloist
outstanding Jam Band/ soloist...
outstanding singer/songwriter - Dana Gaynor
outstanding electric guitarist - Dana Gaynor
outstanding recording studio Euphoric Rebel records Studio A
outstanding bass player - Tony Mancino
Outstanding Drummer - Frank Zelasny
We won the Outstanding Jam Band/soloist for 2014 - 2017.
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.
I am endorsed by 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 online network. We have 220,000 hits and 200,000 plays. Fan mail and opportunities are arriving daily. We are booking now through the end of 2018 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.
For Guest Spots I have been asked to front some great bands this summer including the Clarence Spady band, the Soul Shakers, The Barrel House Band; I am opening Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA playing guitar for the jazz fusion Bryan Tuk Complex; finally I did a festival with the Bluz Vipz of which I am a member...an allstar band which gets together for an occasional show...all award winners folks.
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. Our 11/6/15 release our "Power to the people" which I wrote (13 of 15 songs) recorded and produced did great. 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 just released our new cd "A storms a comin" for which have been a featured artist on Reverbnation and moved to # 1 in the world. We started our own YouTube.com channel 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. Our next CD (A Storm's a Comin') was released on 1/6/2018 and includes 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!