Hailing from Stoke-on Trent, England, the same English town as legendary rocker Lemmy from Motorhead. Daniel (Dan) Staddon is a young and focused drummer who has been heavily involved in the music business for years. He moved to the states at an early age, and has been furthering his knowledge of his instrument through education and experience since he was 18. Now at 29, he is well on his way to a professional career. He has traveled to England, Michigan, Boston, and Minnesota looking for the best drum teachers he could find. Along his way he has acquired a diploma in Drum Performance from Drumtech an accredited music college in London, England. While at Drumtech he studied with Erik Stams(who regularly writes for “Rhythm” magazine), Philippe Castermane(who has worked with Roger Waters), Andrew McKinney(who has played with Chad Smith, Billy Cobham, and Iain Paice), Phelan Kane(who has worked with, Snow Patrol, Dido, Placebo, and Radiohead), and Darryn Farrugia(who was taught by Virgil Donati). He has received a certificate with high honors in Audio Production from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Performance Magna Cum Laude at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Daniel has played rock, punk, folk, hip hop, and metal live with many bands. He has performed drums on albums with many bands, including Borderline Extortion, The Caldwells, Hemmingway, Ryan Deluca, Lena Elizabeth Bredeson, The R Factor, Courtney Paulson, Steve Sullivan & The Factory, the McNally Smith Hip Hop Ensemble, the McNally Smith Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the McNally Smith Full Circle Ensemble. He has also been behind the mixing board. He has recorded projects for himself and albums for his own bands, as well as recording and producing an album for a local group from the Ann Arbor area. He has recorded drum tracks for guitarist Travis Root, a graduate of Berklee College of Musicin Boston, Massachusetts, and for Wondertone Productions. Daniel also worked as a live sound engineer for a production company called Fusion Shows (formally known as the Livingston Underground), who have worked with major acts (Circa Survive, A Wilhelm Scream, Every Time I Die, Deas Vail, The Swellers, and La Dispute).
Daniel’s work ethic is outstanding. At only 29, Daniel has accomplished a substantial amount, and does not show signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep an eye out for this up and coming musician. Available for hire
Daniel currently plays Drum Workshop drums, pedals, and hardware, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, and is an affiliate of Zildjian cymbals.
Daniel is a brand ambassador for Electro-Voice microphones.