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About Electric, charged and explosive, Danny Sveinson is an 11 year old electric guitarist, from Surrey, BC, who many have exclaimed will be the next great guitar legend. An 11 year old just shouldn't be able to write and play songs like this kid. No one really believes it until they see and hear him. Danny was chosen to be the closing act for the 10 day ?Telus World Ski and Snowboarding Festival. As well, Danny is the youngest performer to ever play ?The Commodore Ballroom? in Vancouver as an opening act for Colin James. He has played at the Apollo Theater and the Iridium Jazz Club (with Les Paul) in New York City. He's also opened for 54-40, the Northern Pikes, headlined the family stage at Surrey's City Central Jazz and Blues Fest and appeared (interviews and playing) on Breakfast TV (CityTV) and Urban Rush (SHAW TV, The Vicky Gabereau Show (CTV), MTV 'Select'. (MTV Canada), YTV?s ?The Zone?, and the Mike Bullard Show (GLOBAL). As well, several newspapers and television news programs have done articles and features on Danny. MARS Entertainment is currently filming for a one hour documentary on Danny that is being funded by the CBC for broadcast next year. He is also the youngest performer to be the cover story in the Georgia Straight (Nov. 25, 2004 issue).

Born May 4, 1993, Danny was 6 years old when he discovered rock and roll after hearing TNT by AC/DC. After almost two years of pestering his parents for a guitar he received one for his eighth birthday and began lessons as well. In a matter of weeks it was apparent that he was born with a gift for music. His instructor put away the guitar books and began to work with him on styles and technique. His obsession turned to addiction, Danny breathes talent and displays the traits of a legendary guitarist in the making; he is a pure inspiration to anyone who ever loved rock and roll. He worked with producer, John Bottomley, to record his first demo ep which was completed in July this year. Danny loves to hang out at the Tom Lee Music store in Surrey and his teacher, Coach, is the guitar manager there. Tom Lee Music have done lots to help Dan out with support and appearances.

Danny's explosive live show is a representation only of his love for his guitar. Leaving crowds speechless with his style, energy and obvious talent, Danny has proved himself an unstoppable force. Danny plays with a 2 piece backing band made up of Dean Richards on drums and Matt Grose on bass. Danny is highly influenced by the guitar heroes of the 70?s and his style is very much lead guitar, power solo driven. His favourite guitarists are; Angus Young, Alex Lifeson, Colin James, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jimi Page. His current live shows are completely instrumental (like an 11 year old Satriani or Vai) but Danny is taking vocal coaching and hopes to add singing in the near future.

Hockey and reading are just a couple of his hobbies but his real love is guitars. He currently owns 8 guitars and has a collection of guitar magazines that numbers in the hundreds.
Members Danny Sveinson-guitar, Matt Grose-bass, Dean Richards-drums
Location Surrey, BC
Influences Alex Lifeson. Slash, Angus Young, Hendrix, Page
Sounds Like Instrumental guitar rock, intense, bluesy and raunchy
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