Artist of the Month, April 1997
The Dangs: picture Americana rock 'n' roll, down-home, earthy driving-across-the-country-in-a-flatbed-truck
storytelling approach with a pop accent, according to Dangs bass player
Demian Bannister. Agreeing with that deep, picturesque summation, H.E.A.R
proudly presents The Dangs as the March Artist of the Month. In their
first week together The Dangs debuted at San Francisco's Paradise Lounge
and saw their first review hit the newsstands. As week two rolled around
they found themselves in the recording studio recording the first of three
Front-runners Jeff Hartwig, and Jaime Scott started the band, later to
be joined by Bassist Demian Bannister, Drummer Craig Turner and Keyboard/Guitar
player Chris Collins. All five members have extensive, admirable backgrounds.
Hartwig's history cites touring with the Ramones as the singer for King
Flux, a New York-based band featuring guitarist Richie Stotz (ex-Plasmatics)
and years as part of the early 90's Manhattan club scene that launched
the careers of known artists Joan Osborne, Jono Manson and Lisa Loeb.
Jaime Scott spent his pre-Dang days with the pop metal band, Vain. Jaime's
post -Vain exploits include gigging with Steven Adler from Guns 'n' Roses
as road crew and auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne. Bassist Demian Bannister
was a favored session musician of producer, Neil Kernon (Elton John),
while Boston native Craig Turner spent time backing Rick James. Chris
Collins was Shana Morrison's keyboardist.
Recently, The Dangs participated in San Francisco's SFO 3 Music Conference
showcasing as part of BMI's New Music Nights. They also completed a tour
of the Midwest and Rockies supporting New Orleans' legends Dash Rip Rock.
Locally they have been making the rounds with such bands acts as The Mother
Hips and The Connells. The Dangs are a tight combo and bring a modern
approach to folk song writing. Good Luck fellas!! We are proud to have
you as our Artist of the Month!!