The band started in 2007, with the english Blues - Legends of the Mid-end 60´s.
Very soon their style develops. They try out a lot, everything is possible - they record, throw away, discover anew - until they find their special mixture of Swing, Blues, Hippie Guitar - Sound of the 70´s, french chansons and retro style á la Film Noir.
The experiences of their individual musical background help the 4 bandmembers:
Guitarplayer Frank Becking ( Sessions in Memphis, London...) und Frontsinger + Saxophone player DAN were already together on stage in the 90´s. They were the creators of the Band "DAN", and made two successful Rockmusic CDs ( including the Hit - Singles "Starman", "I´m DAN", "Secrets",... Heavy Rotations on VIVA and MTV, Club - Tours, Festivals like Rock at the Ring, Rock in the Park, Taubertal Open Air,...).
With drummer Phillip Zwirchmayr ( Drummer for example at Suspicious White Powder, Lootz....) and Bassman Francesco Pocai ( Projekt XXX,... ) the band is completed!
Individuality, curiosity and passion - from the very beginning this musical energy makes over from the band to the audience – That´s what it´s all about!
The first album "Blue" is out now. The media says:
„ A convincing Debut“ ( Dirk Föhr, Chief - Editor of the „Bluesnews – Magazine“ )
„ The Band is always entertaining, fresh and natural. With DAN in front, she is arresting the audiences´attention with her A+ voice, big gestures and mimic.“ ( Hagener Rundschau )
„ The music sounds like the smokey Club - athmosphere of the 60´s. Easy, without distress or any pomp. Reduced to the maximum. Warm and smooth, that´s the sound of Hands off DAN“ ( Martin Schirmer )
"German Band part of an US-Compilation"
" In issue No. 54, Bluesnews presented the band "Hands Off DAN" and their well done debut album "Blue". Now the band got the attention of the USA. "Hollywood was calling" - singer and saxophonist DAN tells excited. They liked the Mabon - cracker "I don´t know" that much, that it is now part of the "Blues Highway No.1" - Sampler, presented by 272 Records." ( Bluesnews - online )
....and since May "Hands off DAN" is on tour all over germany, tour - dates you will find here!
Hands Off DAN are:
DAN Vocal and Saxophone
Frank Becking Guitar
Francesco Pocai Bass
Phillip Zwirchmayr Drums and Percussion