Dan Acosta

Dan Acosta

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Established Solo Artist, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist for Rock/Metal acts Axis Unknown & Kronik Hedake, Jingle Producer/Voice-over talent of GDA Media Group, Specializes in Rock, Acoustic Rock, and Metal (radio friendly material), Works with many local & national charities

Biography

Hometown: Huntington Station, NY
Melodic Rock/Metal
Radio friendly material
Work with many local & national charities

Axis Unknown has toured/shared a stage with (special thanks to Wayne Morrison of Rock 4 Xmas for booking us with most of these amazing performers):

Eddie Money

Randy Jackson (Zebra)

Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot)

Terry Ilous (XYZ)

Chris Slade (AC/DC, Asia)

Patrick Johannson (Yngwie Malmsteen)

Ira Black (Doom/Viscious Rumors/Lizzy Borden)

Uriah Duffy (Lyrics Born, Whitesnake)

Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band)

Joey Molland (Badfinger)

Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy/Rod Stewart)

Ritchie Scarlet (Mountain)

Mike Viscera (Yngwie Malmsteen/Loudness)

Sam McCaslin (Michael Shenker Group)

Joey Belladonna (Belladonna/Anthrax)

Ronnie Keel (Keel)

Erin Fyfe (Doom)

John Ford (Strawbs)

Gary Moon (Night Ranger/Three Dog Night)

Jimmy Bain (DIO)

Tony Montanna (Great White)

Larry Hopen (Orleans)

Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Oyster Cult/Pyramid)

Atma Anur /Doug Doppler (Doppler)

Yakup Trana (solo artist)

Kelly Keeling (Trans Siberian Orchestra/Blue Murder)

Terri Lane

Ted Poley (Danger-Danger)

Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster from "The Munsters" TV show)

Enuff-Znuff

Theater Of Pain (Motley Crue tribute)

Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute)

Master Of Puppets (Metallica Tribute)

Wizzard Of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne Tribute)

Various Charities:

Families of The Fallen Concert 2004 (soldiers lost in battle - Afgahnistan/Iraq)

Rock 4 Xmas Foundation - 2003 & 2004 (various charities locally & across the country for the homeless)

Nassau/Suffolk Coalition For The Homeless - 2004

Widows & Children's Fire/Rescue Fund - 2002, 2003, 2004 (Families of 9-11 victims)

The September Concert - 2002 (9-11 memorial concerts all over NYC)

Toys For Tots - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Save A Pet Foundation w/Full Throttle Magazine NY - 2007

Prune Belly Syndrome Network - 2005 & 2009

Suffolk County Veterans Project - 2009

American Cancer Society "Relay For Life - South Huntington" -2009, 2010

Rock 4 Xmas Foundation - 2009 (sponsored the John Theissen Children's Foundation)

*AXIS UNKNOWN is currently represented by GDA Media Group: GDAmediagroup@verizon.net
(631) 470-1010

Lyrics

South of Baghdad

Written By: Dan Acosta

Pack my bags up, I'm on my way;
Uncle Sam's got my number, it came up today.
Leavin' on a jet-plane, going to the other side.

Take a look at my life now, how did I end up here?
I never thought this day would come, not in a million years.
Tell my girl I love her, and my family that I love them too.

They pulled my card, now I'm goin' to fight.
My head's held high, I'm gonna' do what's right.
They're gonna' take me for who I am,
'Cause I left a boy and came back a military man.

Scared as hell, but I'll never let it show.
I keep it all bottled up inside, 'cause this pressure is somethin' that I hope you'll never know.
Tell my Mother, her little boy's gonna' do her proud.

They pulled my card, now I'm goin' to fight.
My head's held high, I'm gonna' do what's right.
They're gonna' take me for who I am,
'Cause I left a boy and came back a military man.

But don't shed your tears for me, 'cause I'll be holdin' on to you soon.
Just smile when ya' think about me, 'cause I'll be smilin' when I think of you...
'Cause I'll be home soon.

c2003 Dan Acosta - Eeeshbag Productions/GDA Media Group, BMI

Miles Away

Written By: D. Acosta

1>Remember the night we met, it wasn't very long ago, and how we didn't want it to end?
We had our moment and now it's gone, it's just a memory in my head... a memory of you.

2>So many things I could've said, but I didn't know what to do... and now it's too late for me.

CHORUS>You're miles and miles away, but always on my mind.
You're miles and miles away, but always by my side... though you're miles and miles... miles away.

3>When I close my eyes at night, your smiling face is in my sight... your name is always on my mind.

D.b.S (Deadbeat Society)

Written By: Dan Acosta

Hello my son, it's been a long time. Sorry I wasn't there when ya' needed me.
I was outta' my head, I was out of my mind, and this guilt that I bear is bleeding me... uh huh...

Tell your mother that I said, "Hello," and I hope she's doin' fine.
I know I hurt her more than I know, I know I tore her up inside...

But it wasn't my fault, my addiction did this to me. But, it's all over now 'cause I'm dying painfully... can't you see I'm suffering?

Why didn't you call, why didn't you write? How hard was it to do these things?
Don't tell me you're sorry; it's been to long - your excuses won't work with me...

Can't ya' see that I don't care about you anymore? Cry all ya' want, maybe this'll settle the score...
I'm not broken anymore...

Can't ya' see that I don't care about you anymore? Cry all ya' want, maybe this'll settle the score...
I'm not broken anymore...
No, no, no...
I'm not broken anymore... I'm not broken anymore...

Music & Lyrics - c1998 Dan Acosta - Eeeshbag Productions/GDA Media Group, BMI

Tales of the High & Mighty

Written By: Dan Acosta & Mike Sanchez

He tells us what we ask him to, with so called promises for me & you.
He'll save our world at his own accord, as long as we follow his Marshall Law...

The sky is falling, don't look up now, Babylon is burning to the ground.
It's a matter of time, a test of faith; it's what we used to know as the American way.
Do we look for hope in misbegotten saints? A nation under God, or so they say.
Promises of change, but which way will he lead us?
Fall in line for your man-made Jesus...

The truth's being skewered every day, behind his smile that truth will stay.
He's convinced us all to vote his way, but where is our supposed change?

The sky is falling, don't look up now, Babylon is burning to the ground.
It's a matter of time, a test of faith; it's what we used to know as the American way.
Do we look for hope in misbegotten saints? A nation under God, or so they say.
Promises of change, but which way will he lead us?
Fall in line for your man-made Jesus...

Will he pick up the pieces & make us whole again?
Where will we stand when it comes to an end?
He tried to bail us out, but which way will it go?
Can we learn from our past, I just don't know...
Ha Ha...

The sky is falling, don't look up now, Babylon is burning to the ground.
It's a matter of time, a test of faith; it's what we used to know as the American way.
Do we look for hope in misbegotten saints? A nation under God, or so they say.
Promises of change, but which way will he lead us?
Fall in line for your man-made Jesus...

Will you fall in line for your man-made Jesus?

Music & Lyrics - c2009 Dan Acosta/Mike Sanchez - GDA Media Group, BMI

The Lonely Hero

Written By: Dan Acosta

This year I won't see any snow, I won't be singing carols by the fire.
I have no stocking with my name on top, or decorations to admire.

My back yard here is made of sand...
There's no snowman on my lawn...
Damn, I miss my wife and kids so much, it feels like hell not bein' home...

In a way I feel like Santa Claus, but I'm not bringin' toys.
My gift to you is your freedom, to live the lives that you enjoy.
My Santa suit is camoflauge, not red and white this year.
And when you're sittin' around your tree tonight, don't forget me over here...
Please don't forget me here...

I won't see the look in thier eyes, when they open up all thier gifts.
I'll miss my kiss under the mistletoe; yeah, I'll miss my baby's lips.

But I know I've got a job to do... This is the chioce I made with my life...
These sacrifices that I've made for all of you, it's what my heart told me to do...

In a way I feel like Santa Claus, but I'm not bringin' toys.
My gift to you is your freedom, to live the lives that you enjoy.
My Santa suit is camoflauge, not red and white this year.
And when you're sittin' around your tree tonight, don't forget me over here...
Please don't forget me here...

In a way I feel like Santa Claus, but I'm not bringin' toys.
My gift to you is your freedom, to live the lives that you enjoy.
My Santa suit is camoflauge, not red and white this year.
And when you're sittin' around your tree tonight, don't forget me over here...
Please don't forget me here...

Music & Lyrics: c2007 Dan Acosta/GDA Media Group, BMI

Just a Phone Call Away

Written By: Dan Acosta

Hello my friend, it's been so long. Times have changed and we've moved on.
You're miles away on a different scene; do you remember how things used to be?
Everything has changed, they're all just memories, of growin' up out on these streets.
We sure learned a lot about who we are. Did ya' ever think we'd come this far?

The lines on our faces tell a story all thier own...
But somehow, we've found our way down this winding road...

'Cause I'm always here when you need someone to lean upon,
'Cause I know it gets rough when ya' got nuthin' to dream upon.
You hit rock bottom and ya' wanna' give up; this world's crazy man, I know it gets rough.
But I'm always here, I'm just a phone call away...

Remember cruisin' "D.P.A." in my mom's car, grabbin' coffee at "Sev's", and hangin' under the stars?
Man, those nights were great, I wouldn't change them at all; until my dyin' day, I'll catch you if you fall.

The lines on our faces tell a story all thier own...
But somehow, we've found our way down this winding road...

'Cause I'm always here when you need someone to lean upon,
'Cause I know it gets rough when ya' got nuthin' to dream upon.
You hit rock bottom and ya' wanna' give up; this world's crazy man, I know it gets rough.
But I'm always here, I'm just a phone call away...

I can honestly say that you'll always be on my mind.
And, I can never walk away from the memories of our lives... yeah, yeah, yeah...

The lines on our faces tell a story all thier own...

'Cause I'm always here when you need someone to lean upon,
'Cause I know it gets rough when ya' got nuthin' to dream upon.
You hit rock bottom and ya' wanna' give up; this world's crazy man, I know it gets rough.
But I'm always here, I'm just a phone call away...

I'm just a phone call away...

c2008 Dan Acosta/GDA Media Group, BMI

Discography

"...a day in the life of a Dirt Merchant" - AXIS UNKNOWN 3 song demo, 1995 - recorded @ Five Towns College - Dix Hills, NY

"Idiot Genius" - AXIS UNKNOWN 2 song sampler promotional, 1996 - recorded @ Five Towns College - Dix Hills, NY

"...a day in the life of... S.N.A.F.U" - SOLO 10 song acoustic CD, 1998

"So Far, So Good" - DAN ACOSTA/AXIS UNKNOWN compilation CD, 1999

"...a day in the life of a superhero..." - SOLO acoustic CD for Rock 4 X-mas charity tour, 2003 - engineered/produced by Mike Viscera (Yngwie Malmsteen/Loudness)

"Theze R My Demons" - AXIS UNKNOWN 6 song demo, 2006 - engineered/co-produced by Dan Parris/Parris Productions - Mastic, NY

"Family Business" - w/Mike Sanchez 6 song demo, 2007

"Welcome To The Peepshow" - w/Mike Sepe 7 song demo, 2007

"Check Your Baggage At The Door" - w/Roger Silverberg 12 song CD, 2008

"South Of Baghdad" (single) - w/Mike Hayes as part of Reverb Nation/Microsoft's Sponsored Song program - 2009

"Product Of My Environment" - unreleased 5 song demo w/Kronik Hedake 2009

"Evolution: 1515" - 15 song greatest hits project; currently in production 2009

Dan Acosta is also the voice talent & jingle writer/producer for GDA Media Group (multi-media service).

Set List

ALL ORIGINAL music : typical set is 30-45 minutes w/crowd interaction. Depending on the type of show (rock, metal, acoustic "unplugged") set list will accomodate solo or full band performances.

Song List:

B.d.B
Your Lovin' Drives Me Wild
Devil's Creek
Miles Away (extended ver.)
South Of Baghdad
Stone Cold
ToRn
Close Your Eyes
Keepsake
Forgive Me Again
Midnight Star
Multi-media Prophet
Take On The World
Jaded Eyes
Winner Take Nuthin'
Make-believin'
D.b.S (Dead-beat Society)
Peepshow
Beneath The Remains
Me & My Dawg
Confession
When They're Gone
Wildfire
One Night At A Time
(pt. 1) Sweet Baby
(pt. 2 ) Eyes Of Innocense
Solitude (Psycho Instrumental)
Tales Of The High & Mighty
To Hell & Back Again
Again
The Lonely Hero
Lonely Road
Working Man's Blues
Just A Phone Call Away
Black Sheep
Dear Momma
Broken (D.b.S II)
N.S.A (No Strings Attached)

**ALL SONGS CAN BE PERFORMED "UNPLUGGED" OR AS FULL BAND VERSIONS.