Recently discovered some footage from a live performance with The Bredren in 2018, playing our original song, “Already Gone” at Slide Bar in Orange County, CA
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.
So proud to work with The Nguyen Twinz and their band. They just recently released the live video for our performance of “Fearless” at the OC Fair. You can check out the full-length video at https://youtu.be/eNpkO7lbpsk
There can be considerable down-time in the recording studio. I’ve spent a more than a few hours hanging out and goofing around on the beanbag in the control room at For The Record Studios between takes, while listening to mixes, or just flat-out grabbing a quick snooze during a long session. I even found a new friend that looks a lot like me.