Here’s a video about unboxing and installing my custom Alperious custom pickguard on my new Fender American Professional II Precision V. It looks even better than I imagined. Much thanks to Alper for his outstanding work and artistry.
Since during the quarantine, I’ve had the opportunity to start working with a talented and inspiring vocal coach (something I’ve wanted to do for a while). Much thanks to Julian (@vocal_power77 on Instagram) for helping me establish new found confidence in singing lead and helping me to extend my vocal range and agility.
Just for fun, here’s a short clip of me having a blast singing and playing “Don’t You Want Me” to a great crowd at the New Wave Bar with my band mates in Radio Waves, because nothing says “80s New Wave” quite like a pirate shirt and faux leather pants.
Much thanks to Blast Stage Records for our first official We’re No Gentlemen single in Brazil!
Much thanks to shoutoutla.com for featuring an interview with me in their current edition. You can read the full article at https://shoutoutla.com/meet-danny-knapp-musician-surf-instructor-volunteer-advocate/
One year ago, @WereNoGentlemen released the Heartbeat / Heartbreak EP, which has accrued almost 216K streams on Spotify alone. Thank you so much to all the misfits out there listening. We truly appreciate you!
Of all the fretless basses I’ve owned, this one is definitely my favorite. The rosewood in the custom @alperiouspickguard matches the rosewood in the neck, and features Alper’s signature ‘Exotic Shine’ design. This bass was originally a fretted Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray5H, but the team at @13thstreetguitars converted it to fretless using strips of rosewood to replace the frets, PLEK’d it, and set it up for me. The unfinished neck feels great and the tone is fantastic. I use @ernieball cobalt flatwound strings on this bass, which provide a nice blend of modern brightness and transients while still getting that classic flatwound thump. It’s easy to get this bass to produce those quintessential ‘growls & mewls’ that fretless instruments are known for, which is why I named it “Maulladora”.
45 years ago, Rush released their 2nd album, ‘Fly by Night’ with a new drummer named Neil Peart. Their music has always been a big influence and inspiration for me. I posted a fretless 5-string bass cover of the title track on my YouTube channel.
We’re No Gentlemen is getting ready to record a live acoustic show in the next few weeks on a new sound stage.
@werenogentlemen is getting ready to record a live acoustic show in the next few weeks on a new sound stage. New videos and tracks coming soon…
Back in 2015, performing as a band member for actress/singer/songwriter Katie Garfield — she’s a great performer and songwriter, and her music covers several genres.
throwbackthursday – 2015, performing as a band member for actress/singer/songwriter Katie Garfield — she’s a great performer and songwriter, and her music covers several genres. In addition to her acting credits (incl Birth of a Nation, Nashville, Legacies, etc.), Katie’s songs have been featured in many films, TV shows, and video games
New song, “Cali Livin” by my band The Bredren will drop soon! Here’s a sneak peak.