Dan Howard
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Dan Howard

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


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IVORY TOWER 1993(out of print)
"PILES OF ROCK" :MULE SHOE 2004 streaming audio samples on cdbaby.com


Feeling a bit camera shy


I grew up in a musical family, and started making up songs before I even knew how to play an instrument. As a teenager, I played guitar in a garage band and honed my skills through hours of practice.
After high school I attended a Recording Arts college with the intention of becoming a recording engineer, but part way through realized my true calling was to make music, not just record it.
So I got serious and soon formed a band called Ivory Tower. We wrote, recorded and performed around Vancouver,B.C. at original showcase venues, as well as sending our music to record companies. But we were a progressive metal band and this was the early '90s, so it soon became all too obvius that all most of them were looking for was the next Nirvana or Pearl Jam.
In frustration our band eventually fell apart, but I continued honing my songwriting skills by recording on my own as well as collaberating with other local songwriters. At this time I began to drift away from my Metal leanings and adopted a more open-minded approach. I realized that a good song is a good song, regardless of what genre it is presented in.
I also became professional full-time guitar instructor, which has been my bread and butter for the past 14 years.
Throughout most of my adult life I have supplemented my income by performing regularly in
cover bands, which have ranged in style from Country to classic Hard Rock.
These gigs are where I developed my chops as a lead singer.
My most recent Classic Hard Rock cover band, MULE SHOE, also became an original band when at the behest of fans we began writing originals and inserting them into our sets. This eventually led to recording an all-original album entitled "PILES OF ROCK" which we released locally (Medicine Hat,AB) to great response in Dec.'04.
Our disc is available on cdbaby.com, and our website is www.muleshoerocks.com.
No one is really promoting the album though, so it seems destined to obscurity.
Since recording Piles OF Rock, I have been constantly writing and demoing with a new goal of selling my songs to other artists. I am just beginning on this journey and have alot of work ahead of me!
I have many songs demoed, and have just recently begun recording them in a local studio.