Internationally Acclaimed, Suhr Endorsee, Danny John's compositional prowess and playing colectively echo Guitarists from Steve Vai to Frank Gambale.
Bill Meredith (Abstractlogix)
Steve Trovato (The Country Jazzmaster): said: Danny, Mr. Twister is very cool. Huge guitar tone! I like the way you blend fusion jazz and hard rock. Great playing Steve
Brett Garsed (really needs no introduction): said: Hey Danny great to hear that you have the album in the works. I have such great memories of you, coming in to Open Councelling and ripping everyone's faces off, (including mine)!
Danny John's playing and compositional prowess collectively echo guitarists from rocker Steve Vai to fellow Aussie fusion artist Frank Gambale, and bands from Rush to Georgia instrumental rock icons the Dixie Dregs. Clearly, there's a new thunder Down Under.
Bill Meredith AbstractLogix
Yesterday I had never even heard of Danny John and today he is one of my favorite guitarists ever.
His latest venture Mr. Twister is ablaze with flashy, raucous, intense musical masterpieces. From the moment I hit play I was in guitar shredder heaven.
The album is a treasure trove of diverse styles, odd meters and vast dynamics, amazingly clean sweep picking, plus incredible bass and drum solos.
Kirk Bullough – Muzikreviews.com Contributor
A little background info: Danny grew up in Canberra Aus, he first picked up a Guitar at the age of Eight.
Self taught and After the basic musical education that Danny received at Secondary School he decided it was time to take his music to the stage. Immediately, there were favourable responses to Dan's music and ability to yield the AXE. Dan was invited to perform at the inaugural young composers festival, he was the youngest composer/performer at the event.
Danny spent the next few years honing his skills , diversifying his approach and basically, practising his ass off.
The next step was to drop everything and move to where else but Hollywood.
At the musicians institute danny soon earned a reputation of being one of the top players, along with such virtuosos as Rafael Moreira, Ernesto Homeyer and Justin Defreece, whom he fast befriended. Danny found himself being truly inspired by his comrades which led to his style and approach evolving.
After a three year tenure at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Dan had arrived. Having studied under, played and recorded with the likes of Brett Garsed, Mike Stern, Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Art Renshaw etc, Danny returned to Aus where he has enjoyed periodic stints with some of Australia’s finest.
In Sydney, Danny has played with Vanessa Amarossi, Simon Cox, Jerome Smith (Billy Thopre, The Dvnyls), Ian Jones (Supergroove) and many more...
Marcos Gil - Bass
Daniel John - Guitar.
James Dennett - Drums.
Danny John: Recording Projects
Various Artists - Alternative Rock
Pop Rock Camp Feiyr Compilation 2012
Various Artists - Rock Of Ages 2012
Alternative Tunes Feiyr Compilation
Various Artists - Rock My Way
Feiyr Compilation 2012
Various Artists - Rock Music
Pop Rock Camp Compilation 2012
Mr Twister; Danny John Trio April 2011
WOA World Independent Number 1's; WOA Records Compilation with Danny John Trio 2009
Three Days; Danny John Trio 2008
It's About Time; EGH 2002
Clearly, there's a new thunder Down Under.
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Many instrumental guitar trios capably blend jazz, rock and blues elements,but the one led by Austra...Many instrumental guitar trios capably blend jazz, rock and blues elements,but the one led by Australian guitarist Danny John takes a harder stance. With feet firmly planted on the metallic side of the fence, John, bassist Marcos Gil and drummer James Dennett occasionally dip a toe into other genres through tempo shifts, key changes and dynamics to create a compelling Down Under variation of instrumental rock that's suitably bottom-heavy.
Three years of studying at the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and rubbing elbows with Tribal Tech's co-founding guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis, trained John to think further outside the box. "Drift," the opening track to his Aussie trio's latest CD, Mr. Twister, starts out with a thunderous guitar riff before serpentining into 7/4 half-time and 7/8 double-time meters.
The subsequent "Would" lightens the mood a touch through its waltzing cadence, although John's burning solos -- in both the main theme and frantic midsection -- hardly conjure up images of ballroom dancing. John, Gil and Dennert seem to try to skirt standard 4/4 time whenever possible, and make a shell game of the meter in the epic title track. With its multiple sections and array of guitar tones, the extended piece hints at Canadian rock trio Rush without bassist Geddy Lee's high-pitched vocals.
"Whole" flirts with the blues, albeit in 9/8 time, and offers jazz nuances through John's nimble, often abstract picking and Gil's solo. Dennett then takes the spotlight. The drummer's middle break is a lesson in double-bass drum footwork and limb independence, and his pacing also keeps the funky-yet-frenetic, 4/4-timed "Predilection" from spiraling out of control.
The opening atmospherics of "Badland" work through the unorthodox note choices by Gil, yet the near-ballad goes into overdrive sections as well. And the closing "Lighthouse," after Dennert's muscular intro, features not only another statement-making Gil solo but a theme that constantly changes keys.
John's playing and compositional prowess collectively echo guitarists from rocker Steve Vai to fellow Aussie fusion artist Frank Gambale, and bands from Rush to Georgia instrumental rock icons the Dixie Dregs. Clearly, there's a new thunder Down Under.
Yesterday I had never even heard of Daniel John and today he is one of my favorite guitarists ever.
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Yesterday I had never even heard of Daniel John and today he is one of my favorite guitarists ever. ...Yesterday I had never even heard of Daniel John and today he is one of my favorite guitarists ever.
Danny grew up in Canberra, Australia. He picked up the guitar at age eight and taught himself to play. After gaining an enthusiastic response in Australia he dropped everything and moved to Hollywood where he attended Musicians Institute of Technology. After three years of studying and playing with the best he felt like he was ready. He moved back to Australia and played with the best musicians Australia has to offer.
His latest venture “The Danny John Trio” is Daniel John (Guitars); James Dennett (Drums) and Marcos Gil (Bass).
Their second album, Mr. Twister is ablaze with flashy, raucous, intense musical masterpieces. From the moment I hit play I was in guitar shredder heaven.
I hate it when guitar virtuosos put out albums with a bunch of singing with little guitar solos in-between. Mr. Twister delivers everything I ever wanted to hear on an instrumental guitar album. The shortest song is over 5 minutes long.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just a bunch of heavy metal shredding for the sake of fitting as many notes into a measure as you can. No, each song on this album is a treasure trove of diverse styles, odd meters and vast dynamics, amazingly clean sweep picking, plus incredible bass and drum solos.
Mr. Twister starts out heavy with “Drift.” A lone distorted rhythm guitar progresses into a full out attack of guitar voodoo. It’s a nine minute song, but it never gets boring. “Would” rivals the group “The Mars Volta” for having the most genres in one song. The title track “Mr. Twister” is a lesson in playing in every meter except 4/4. “Lighthouse” makes a game of changing keys every two beats.
This album was recorded in 17 hours, but you would never guess. It’s a testament to the amazing talent of these artists. If they were painters this would be their Mona Lisa. If you are looking for a perfect Rock/ Jazz Fusion album, this is it. Look no further.
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Effigy Results Certification Dear Danny, It gives us great pleasure to inform you that you did...Effigy Results Certification
It gives us great pleasure to inform you that you did really well and even have some nominations during the First Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards 2007, and here is the summary of your results.
Award Summary for The Danny John Trio
Nominations As an Artist within an Effigy Category: 2
Song Nominations within Effigy Categories: 5
Best Artist in Style - Hard Rock - Reached top 10 nominations
Best Instrumental Performance - Reached top 40 nominations
Best Song in Style - Hard Rock
"Stain" - Reached top 20 nominations
"What Remains Of Ravi Shankar" - Selected as one of the top 5 nominations
"Three Days" - Reached top 10 nominations
Most Popular Song
"Prometheus" - Reached top 200 nominations
"What Remains Of Ravi Shankar" - Reached top 200 nominations
Total Top 5 Nominations: 1
We wish you continued successes in everything you undertake and we´re looking forward to seeing much more of you on Fame Games!
The MMI / Fame Games Crew
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Featured On Abstract Logix Website, Abstract Logix is the World's number one site for Fusion, Progre...Featured On Abstract Logix Website, Abstract Logix is the World's number one site for Fusion, Progressive Jazz Music.
WOA Records Press Release
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Australian guitar demigod – signs with W.O.A International By W.O.A International Dated: Nov 08, 2...Australian guitar demigod – signs with W.O.A International
By W.O.A International
Dated: Nov 08, 2008
W.O.A management, a part of the W.O.A International group, signs on Danny John, Australia’s foremost
Guitar Virtuoso and Composer to a three-year management and marketing deal for India and the Middle
Goa, India – W.O.A International, through its management division W.O.A Management, signs on the
Danny John Trio, a jazz rock trio from Australia to a three-year management and marketing deal. This
partnership will see W.O.A Management represent the band across India and the Middle East.
“Signing on Danny John and his band is a sign of our diversity and openness to various genres and
musicians who are truly exceptional and we see immense potential for an act like this in India and Dubai”
says Pete Saunders, V.P. Artiste Management, “they have a strong following in Australia and are now all
set to enter the Indian markets.”
Danny John, is a rare gifted Composer and Guitar Virtuoso whose style and presence has been compared to
Eddie Van Halen and Frank Gambale. “Our music is best termed as Progressive Jazz Rock Fusion with the
relentless pursuit to De-Fragment Rhythm & Harmony” says Danny John, leader of the Danny John Trio.
The deal with W.O.A Management will see the band touring India and the Middle East over the next two
years. With the excellent and one of a kind support system for artists that W.O.A International has, that
consists of W.O.A Events, W.O.A Artiste Management, W.O.A Records, W.O.A Studios, W.O.A Radio
and W.O.A Music marketing, the Danny John Trio is determined to be reckoned as the premiere Jazz Rock
Danny John is to be featured on various music channels with the release of a new W.O.A Records
compilation CD featuring some of the best W.O.A talent. The bands new album will also be released
simultaneously across the India and the Middle East.
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