Minneapolis based musician


Hailing from Stoke-on Trent, England, the same English town as legendary rocker Lemmy from Motorhead. Daniel Staddon is focused, charismatic 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. 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 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, jazz, folk, hip-hop, blues, country, and metal live with many bands. He has performed drums with many bands, including Borderline Extortion, The Caldwells, Hemmingway, Ryan Deluca, Lena Elizabeth, 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. He has recorded drum tracks for guitarist Travis Root, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and for Wondertone Productions. Daniel also was an original founder and 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 is currently playing with Lena Elizabeth. The new EP " The line" is available on all the usual channels and at www.lenaelizabeth.com

Lena Elizabeth is currently writing and recording a full-length album due out in late 2018.


Daniel currently plays Drum Workshop drums, pedals, and hardware, Evans drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, and is an affiliate of Zildjian cymbals.

Daniel is a brand ambassador for Electro-Voice microphones.

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