Dan started playing guitar at the age of seven, beginning with a lap steel and by the time he was ten he was playing the acoustic and wrote his first song for his mom; “Someone Like You”. His dad integrated him into the band he was playing bass for and by the time he was 13, Dan was the bass player and harmony singer for a local weekend band. Dan was in several bands over the following 20 years, playing professionally and started doing session work by the time was a 30, as a bassist and back-up singer.
His credits include over 200 albums as a singer/song writer, producer and bassist. Dan was band leader for the late Colleen Peterson for several years. He has toured with George Fox, Terry Sheridan, Colleen Peterson and South Mountain. He has guested as singer/bassist for many gospel shows both live and on television. Dan has shared the stage on shows with Emmy-Lou Harris, Pirates of the Mississippi, Waylon Jennings, Toby Keith, Marty Stuart and Martina McBride to name a few. In 1989 he released his first single to radio in Canada and Europe with much success on five singles in total before being asked to audition for award winning band “South Mountain”. Dan became their lead singer/bassist and spokes-person in 1992 and they signed to Stony Plain Records in 1994; distributed world-wide by Warner Brothers. The band toured Canada and Europe extensively and were in high demand. They had a successful album “Where There’s A Will” in 1995 offering four chart successes and several CCMA nominations.
Dan has hosted two television shows for Cogeco Canada; most recently on 2015’s special highlighting Canadian up & coming talent. He is a still a much sought after co-writer and producer, a regular with Kingston based band “Top Shelf”, bassist/singer in various house bands and often a guest singer in Ontario Jamborees and churches. Dan has recently put an album’s worth of songs together to make a CD, calling on his buddies to make the recording he has always wanted to do with a planned release date for 2016.