Dear Dad, Yours Truly
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Dear Dad, Yours Truly

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States
Band Rock Alternative


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""Today In The Arts""

The Group Dear Dad, Yours Truly will present at 1:00 a.m. at Gordon Biersch.
Under a large picture of the band featured as the centerpiece (and only photo used) of selective calendar regarding Miami Music Festival.
Translated from Spanish - El Nuevo Herald

""Miami Music Festival, On the Outskirts of Live Music""

Author Sarah Moreno, 12/10/09

"From Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Italy, Spain, and Puerto Rico; from New York, Atlanta, Detroit, L.A. and of course Miami, come bands who will bring to an eclectic city, music not limited by genre, combining hard rock, reggae, blues, jazz, country and latin sound. With a very imaginative name, Will Edwards [co-organizer of the festival] highlights the Miami based rock band, Dear Dad, Yours Truly..."
Translated from Spanish.
The only other two acts specifically highlighted by the Festival Organizer himself in this article were Latin bands. - El Nuevo Herald

""Locally Yours:Miami Music Festival""

By: Dan Sweeny, 12/9/09

Article offering a road map through the hundreds of performances taking place at the festival:

"...Finally, we'd close out the evening at the Artoconecto stage at Macy's, headbanging to the James Hetfield-like vocals of Dear Dad, Yours Truly."

- Sun

"An Open Letter-An Interview with Dear Dad, Yours Truly"

An Open Letter – An Interview with Dear Dad Yours Truly.

Remember Rock? Yeah you know, the rock you grew up with. Not the sub-genres and the offshoots that tread on the fence of a being described as rock, but their original parent and core elements? When vocals ( Daniel Rayon), guitar (Daniel Cartegna), bass (Luke Rice) and drums (Angel Delgado) pound on our pulses with cool and slick attitudes, that my friends, is what we call “rock”. South Florida is far from dry of Rock Virtuosos thanks to the emergence of this group - Dear Dad Yours Truly. ARTISTOCATS was lucky enough to sit down and converse though SKYPE with this local rock quartet.

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Although currently working on a full-length album, the band has an EP circulating the buzzed up, tattoo loving hooligans of the SoFla rock scene. Self-Produced, and recorded @ The Shack North Studios, these 6 tracks will leave you for an appetite for more. Listening to their favorite track SAINT OF SIN is like entering a dark corridor alone and exiting with an army of angels to abolish the sins of today’s society.

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- WEMERGE Magazine


2009 Untitled Demo, Between Two Worlds (2008).
All of the tracks from both have streaming play and have also sold on ITunes.
Curently working on new album. The two first tracks on the EPK are advances of tracks which will be on the album.



Dear Dad, Yours Truly is an alternative rock band, based in Miami, Florida. Their unique sound is the product of a winning combination of diverse influences, backgrounds and collaborative songwriting. The band is: Daniel Rayon (vocalist), Daniel Cartagena (guitarist), Luke Rice (bassist), and Angel Delgado (drummer). Their current discography includes "Between Two Worlds" (2008) and "2009 Untitled Demo". The former was recorded with Grammy winning engineer Zach Ziskin.

From inception in 2007, the band started amassing a loyal following of fans and admirers, who refer to them as DDYT. They achieved first place/perfect score at Doral Florida's first annual battle of the bands in March of 2008. A few months later, June 12, 2008, was proclaimed Dear Dad, Yours Truly day in North Miami Beach by mayor Raymond F. Marin.

In the summer of 2009, the band signed a management deal with THe SPARK Artist Management. Shortly thereafter they recorded the music video for their song "Lost in the Archives". The video premiere was staged at the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, in Miami's Wynwood Design and Arts district and included very well received live performances by the band throughout the night. The music video and its surrounding installation remained at the gallery for two months and was featured as part of the Wynwood Gallery walk for two consecutive months. They recently played three consecutive nights at the Miami Music Festival and continue to convert new fans at each performance.

Some of the South Florida venues they perform at include: Club Temple, Pulp Live, O'Malley's Pub, Revolution Live, Automatic Slims, Uva, Heathrow Lounge, Jazid and the Hard Rock (Hollywood, Florida), and Hard Rock (Miami), and Transit Lounge and live shows at malls which attract hundreds of fans. Additionally, they've headlined the following events: 2007-U.S. Coast Guard Station (non-profit troops benefit), Weston Fashion Show; 2008 Rock the Vote, Sky News (Live), Relay for Life (in every major South Florida city), 1st Annual North Miami Beach Community Festival, Las Olas Wine and Food Festival (American Lung Association), Doral 4th of July Celebration, Invisible Children awareness concert, Mast Academy school fundraiser; 2009-Revolution Live (Rock the Planet/Go Green), Tyler McLellan Foundation fundraiser,Florida International University Annual Fashion Show, Florida International University Dance Marathon, Humane Society benefit, University of Miami (music education benefit), Hard Rock Cafe (Bayside, USO benefit).

They were cherry picked by South Florida 93 Rock DJ, Spano as one of the most promising emerging rock bands from the area. They are featured as's South Flocal Artist for a month beginning on October 16.
You can also find them on I Tunes and visit for more information and updates.

The band is currently touring and playing at Monster Jam events throughout Florida. The end of March they will perform a kick off show with the band Red in Atlanta before hitting the road with the rock band Tantric. They are simultaneously working on new material and working on a new album at Bieler Brothers Studios when they are home in South Florida.

Birthday: May 3, 1987
Birthplace: Miami, FL

Daniel began writing lyrics at age 8, and complete songs at 11. He is a prolific writer, having completed over 300 poems and 200 songs to date. He developed his voice in high school musicals, branching out into rock performances in college. Daniel fronted two previous bands, before founding DDYT in '07. He auditioned potential band members for about eight months before deciding on the current line up. In his spare time, Daniel most enjoys, singing, writing and acting.
His influences include: 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Casting Crowns, Daughtry, Shinedown, Third Day, and Skillet.

Birthday: April 17, 1987
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Dan (aka Guitar Dan) started learning to play piano at the age of five. He was growing tired of the piano in high school, when he picked up the guitar and fell in love with the instrument. He was the first member of the band after Daniel Rayon. In his spare time he enjoys practicing, going to the beach, and going to Rock Concerts.
His Influences include: John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Steve Vai, Dan Donegan (Disturbed), Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alterbridge), and Joe Satriani.

Birthday: March 14, 1989
Birthplace: Asheville, NC

Luke played with several bands in North Carolina. He moved to Miami 2 months prior to joining DDYT. Although his bass playing is an integral part of the band's sound, his first instruments were drums and guitar. He plays a total of 15 instruments. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking, mountain climbing, and snowboarding.
His Influences include: Metallica, Les Claypool (Primus), Victor Wooten, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pantera, and Mastodo