Penchant is a rock band formed in 2007 out of Denver, Colorado. The principle songwriters are a husband and wife team, Dan Gorklo on guitar and Lori Gorklo on vocals and rhythm guitar. Lori hails from Los Angeles California where she performed with various bands up and down the coast. She moved to Denver where she met Dan a local guitar teacher and performer. They share a love of rock, blues and classical music which shapes their writing style. Greg Blankenship adds the solid bottom with five string bass lines as he lays it down with drummer Dwayne Hofstetter. The music is a varied yet cohesive combination of electric and acoustic guitar sounds, imaginative vocal lines and picturesque lyrics.
Danny Masters- Guitar, Vocals
Lori Gorklo-Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Greg Blankenship- Bass, Vocals, Keys
Dwayne Hofstetter- Drums
Our debut CD 'Azure' is available now! 'til the Moon goes Away', the first single, is already streaming on iradioLA.com and clearchannel.com. Also 'Look My Way' is streaming on clearchannel.com. Our song ' All Over now' is featured only on 'Colorado Bands Together', a compilation of Colorado's best up and coming acts to benefit Home Health Care and affiliates. Danny has released 3 other CD's including 'Electric Babylon' 1997, ''til the Moon Goes Away' 2000, and 'Keepers of the Time' in 2006. 'Texas Wind' currently has streaming on the Colorado Wave, and has also had airplay on the Fox 103.5 Denver. 'Winterpark' has been featured on the Fox and the Bear 107.9 Fort Collins along with 'Scarlet Heart'.' Dominion' currently has streaming on the Colorado Wave.
Danny Masters Band rendition of ' Since I've Been Loving You', featured on the Mountain Home Grown V and also receiving airplay on the Mountain 99.5
Featured Artist on Guitar Nine's Handz of Danz. Also Danny's rendition of 'Stormy Monday' has recently been played on the Colorado Wave cover playlist along with his cover of 'Red House'.
[+ Show ]
Electric Babylon is Denver-based guitarist Danny Masters' fiery, mostly instrumental CD (5 of the 14...Electric Babylon is Denver-based guitarist Danny Masters' fiery, mostly instrumental CD (5 of the 14 tracks are vocal numbers), featuring metal-inflected guitar maelstroms, dynamic displays of technical wizardry, sensitive blues magic--and that's just for openers! Produced and engineered by Four Estate guitarist Dave Beegle, the sound quality throughout Electric Babylon is superb, allowing maximum enjoyment of tracks such as the Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute, "Texas Wind", the heavy hard rock and ripping, jagged riffs of "Black Diamond Run" and the Middle-Eastern inspired textures in "A Christian In India". Fans of modern guitar playing should check out Danny Masters and the intensity he brings to the forefront on Electric Babylon.
Originally from New York, Danny began playing guitar at age 12. He started playing with other musicians in Denver in 1979 where he has been continuously performing with numerous bands around the club circuit. Danny has been teaching guitar for the past 16 years and has studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Northern Colorado. He was on both the Dean's List of Academic Honor and Dean's List of Distinction and received a Bachelor of Music Degree He won a Graduate School Scholarship from the University of Denver where he later received his Master of Arts. Danny has been in the bands Zuriel, Electric Playground and Mr. Hyde. In 1993, he won the KBPI Steve Vai guitar contest and was featured in an on-air jam with Vai.
Masters currently teaches 50-60 students a week at the Colorado School of Music as well as classes at the Community College of Aurora. He is devoting himself to the Danny Masters Band in support of the release of Electric Babylon.
Danny Masters Band Keepers of the Time
[+ Show ]
Danny Masters Band Contact: Lori Gorklo, 720-233-5215 Seeking: Label Deal Style: Ro...Danny Masters Band
Contact: Lori Gorklo, 720-233-5215
Seeking: Label Deal
Style: Rock, Blues
Web: Sonicbids.com; dan nymastersmusic.com
Rocktacular musicianship takes center stage with Masters and company. Each of the tunes –– two instrumentals “Dominion” and “Turbine,” and Lori Gorklo’s husky, Bon Jovi-esque vocal number, “Show Me The Rain” –– allows the band to wail prodigiously. In particular, Masters’ fret fluency is dazzling (sometimes recalling the tasty virtuosity of Dickie Betts) as notes fly like feathers at a chicken fight. The band’s catchy instrumentals could be attractive to film/TV folks.
Keepers of the Time
[+ Show ]
Produced by: DANNY MASTERS, DAVE BEEGLE © 2005 Infinite Eye Entertainment, LLP 75313 Artis...Produced by: DANNY MASTERS, DAVE BEEGLE
© 2005 Infinite Eye Entertainment, LLP 75313
Artist Credits Artist News Word of Mouth
Ready to ship today!
Guitarist Danny Masters returns to the hard rock fold with the pumping CD, Keepers Of The Time. Filled top to bottom with some seriously cookin' guitar wail, the disc contains eight vocal tracks (most with Masters on vocals) and seven diverse instrumental numbers, including the wistful "Waggy's Gnomon" as well as the high energy variety that Masters has made his name on, including "Turbine", "Vienna", "Floyd Hill", "Capacity", "Snake Eyes" and "Dominion". Keepers Of The Time was also co-produced by Fourth Estate guitarist/producer Dave Beegle, so fans of Fourth Estate, Gary Hoey and Eric Johnson should give a careful listen and sample Masters' latest outing. Hard Rock, total running time, 82:49 - Danny Masters @ iTunes!
'til the Moon Goes Away 2000
[+ Show ]
9 Copies Ready to ship today! 'Til The Moon Goes Away features Colorado guitarist Danny Ma...
Ready to ship today!
'Til The Moon Goes Away features Colorado guitarist Danny Masters teamed with a group of musicians known as the Stone Cold Blues Band as they explore rock and blues-inflected material. Additional guitar work is provided by Michael Kleinman and Dan McGrew, but Masters has center stage, delivering soulful vocals and the biting guitar work you'd expect from the musician behind "Electric Babylon". Look for excellent solos on tracks such as Albert King's "As The Years Go Passing By", Jimi Hendrix' "Red House" and Danny Master's original number "Stone Cold Blues". 'Til The Moon Goes Away will satisfy the appetite of the rock/blues guitar fans around the world. Rock/Blues, total running time, 51:09 - Danny Masters @ iTunes!
Keep it Cool 35 min set
Gods of War
I'm the One
Lone Star Woman
Keepers of the Time
Through the Eyes of God
Look My Way
an alternate set list would be
Cristian in India
On My Way
Bad Heart Condition
To You My Love I send
'til the Moon Goes Away
usually bands play 45-50 min sets but we always have ample material, when we play a cover gig we do a combination of originals and 70's, 80's and 90's popular rock and blues standards like Led Zeppelin, SRV, and more danceable funky stuff.
We also have sets of 'unplugged' music which include songs from the previous list of originals with additional ballads and blues material.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.