Danny CS Musical Review
Before he was firmly established as the funky, energetic keyboardist for award winning contemporary jazz/funk band, Modern Groove Syndicate, and before he toured with Mandy Moore's band in 2007, a youthful Daniel Clarke produced and starred in a live theater show at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA with about 20 of his musician friends. Daniel performed on piano, Rhodes, or organ on each track and directed the action on stage to give each of six different musical configurations a chance to wow the crowd. This is Daniel at age 20 while still attending VCU's acclaimed School of Jazz. Take a trip back to June 2000 and give a listen to Daniel and his musical cohorts. This show ended with the audience literally dancing in the aisles an up onto the stage. Bill McElroy, Soundsmith, owner of Richmond's Slipped Disc, came away from the remote recording session with about four hours of music. Danny edited it down to CD size. After a couple of mixing sessions, what you hold in your hands emerged. Yes, all except 'Mullets' are covers, but I'm sure you will agree they're all stamped with Danny C's inspirational interpretation and delivery, which makes each cut special and this a truly unique CD. Enjoy. Musicians: Colin McEnarney - electric guitar Matt Hall - acoustic and electric bass Robby Sinclair - vocals and drums Skip Gailes - piano Rhodes and tenor sax Jackie Frost - vocals Richard Ward - vocals and acoustic guitar Danny Hughes - vocals and acoustic bass Maria DeMaio - vocals Jared Jones - vocals and acoustic guitar Lans Linden - vocals and electric guitar Kenneth Gilbert - electric bass Jimmy Sullivan - acoustic bass Joel DeNunzio - drums Todd Herrington - electric bass Frank Jackson - electric guitar Tommy Clarke (Daniel's dad) - vocals and tenor sax Chris Collohan - electric bass Dino Cecchi - vocals and trumpet Paul Walton - vocals and electric guitar Ron Haden - vocals and trombone Charlie Wade - vocals and trumpet Mike Gallagher - drums Tim Timberlake - emcee.