Founding member of We Are Kin Dan started playing guitar at 16, playing along to Green Day and the Foo Fighters. Then he was introduced to the guitar solo… queue obsession with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani that dominated for the next 3 years. It seemed growing his hair long did nothing to aid his efforts of becoming a guitar virtuoso and began to learn to play the piano.
Discovering the 70’s music of Genesis completely changed his outlook on music and rekindled a subconscious love of classical music from his childhood. Then, also failing at becoming a piano virtuoso, he began to find his absolute love – chords. The seeds of the music for Pandora had been planted many years before the songs began to form.
Meeting fellow musician and sound engineer Gary Boast proved to be the missing link on realising his dream of creating an album. Since then Dan has moved on from annoying just Gary to the 3 new members of We Are Kin who have no idea what they have let themselves in for.