Wow! It’s been a banner year for @werenogentlemen, despite some of the challenges we and the rest of the music community are facing. Much thanks to everyone listening to us on @spotify.
Official site for Danny Knapp, bass guitarist for We're No Gentlemen, Serena Foster, The Bredren, and more...
Danny Knapp – Bass Guitarist, also known as “The Melonhead” is a Southern California-based musician and composer, specializing in electric and fretless bass guitar. He also plays ukulele as well as frequently singing backing or lead vocals.
Danny is an energetic live performer as well as being an efficient and diverse session musician. Danny performs at least 100 gigs per year, offering his skills for a wide variety of bands and artists, including original bands, tributes, and covers, in genres ranging from reggae to rock, EDM, pop, metal, folk, latin, funk, jazz and more.
Danny has been performing and recording professionally since he was 16 years old. Early in his career, he played bass for Feedbags with Scotty Johnson (later of Gin Blossoms). In 2006-2010, Danny recorded and performed on bass, keyboards, and ukulele for Mikioi, a Hawaiian reggae band that received attention on Polynesian radio for their singles “Hawaii, My Home”, “Mikio’i Music”, and their rendition of the traditional song “Kanaka Wai Wai”. He also performed on ukulele and bass as a member of the renowned Pangean Orchestra. In 2016, Danny was a member of actress/singer/songwriter Katie Garfield’s live band.
Danny is currently the bass guitarist for the emo/alternative-rock band We’re No Gentlemen, singer/songwriter Serena Foster, and the reggae/pop/alt-rock band, The Bredren. Danny also regularly records and performs with Marlon Hoffman, For Pete’s Sake, LA Sound Machine, Prizmatic, La Vida Loca, Thank-U Drive-Thru, and several other L.A.-based projects.
I am thrilled to be featured in the current issue of Voyage LA Magazine! Check out my interview as well as the whole issue to learn more about inspiring artists and entrepreneurs in SoCal.
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I got the opportunity to provide the bass line for “Thanks for the Memories”, the debut song from the new pop duo @taystimusic.
I got the opportunity to provide the bass line for “Thanks for the Memories”, the debut song from the new pop duo @taystimusic. I am really proud to be a part of this project, having a blast in the studio and getting to working with so many talented people. Make sure to take a listen on @spotify, @applemusic, @amazonmusic, and pretty much any other major music platform.
All kinds of cool new content coming from @WereNoGentlemen in the coming weeks. Check us out on the YouTube, Spotify, and the socials.
Probably not a good idea to just leave this photo here and let your imagination run with it. 🤐
This is a bts photo from the latest @werenogentlemen music video shoot. I had an absolute blast playing this character and we can’t wait to release this video for our version of “Viscious Love” coming out next month from Pacific Ridge records.
This photo got me thinking about CDs and physical media in general.
– I have some rare(ish) CDs that you just can’t find online. For example, :[dos]:, the album by Altered State, an amazing band from right here in Huntington Beach.
– Vinyl is making a serious comeback, not just for nostalgia or the audio characteristics, but as a tangible memento that acknowledges the artist’s achievement — the artwork, the liner notes, and all that cool stuff.
Anyone else have any interesting physical media laying around that you’ve kept around because they are rare or the artist’s catalog isn’t available for streaming?
Anyone getting back into vinyl, especially for new releases?
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