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Danny Weis (dannyweis):

Danny Weis (dannyweis)

About Me
Raised in San Diego California in the 1950’s, Danny was
taught guitar by his dad, Johnny, a well known country,
jazz guitarist who performed with “Grande Ole Opry”
greats Johnny Cash and Tex Ritter. This early influence
was to become the foundation of Danny’s unique
funky, rhythmic playing style.
DANNY IIVEIS GUITAR, COHPOSING, ARRANGING] PROOUCHON
Danny joined his first band at age 13, taught guitar
at 16 and by age 18 was the cofounder of the 60’s
group Iron Butterfly. While playing at famed Sunset
strip clubs like, The Whiskey A Go Go, The Galaxy, and
The Troubador, he quickly earned the reputation of “great guitar player” by his
peers and many fans. He also caught the attention of music greats Ahmet Ertegan,
Paul Rothchild, AI Kooper and David Crosby, to name but a few. In 1968, he
accepted the offer to join Rothchild’s super group, Rhinoceros. This legendary R&B
band is perhaps best known for its funky instrumental hit “Apricot Brandy”,
co-written by Danny and featuring one of his trademark guitar licks,
often imitated but never duplicated.
In 1979, Danny appeared as Bette Midler’s guitarist in her hit film, “The Rose”.
He received Platinum and Gold albums for his work as bandleaderjguitarist for the
movie’s soundtrack.
Some of his musical credits including touring and recording with:
The Everly Bros, Burton Cummings, The Rascals, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper,
The Crusaders, Melissa Manchester, Funk Attack, The Lincolns
and The Toronto Mass Choir.
Danny has also been musical director for four L.A. Christian Centers over the last
15 years. He’considers it an honor to have worked with many top Gospel artists
such as Yolanda Adams, Morris Chapman, Shirley Ceasar, and Canadian artists
George Oliver, Deborah Klassen and Danny Brooks.
Now living in Canada, Danny is kept busy writing, playing, arranging and recording
his own projects, as well as those of other artists, from his home studio.
His first solo CD, “Sweet Spot”, from Marshmellow Records, released in May 2005,
melds original funky, R&B, and cool jazz cuts with well known standards.


Hi. I am Danny Weis, the co founder of the original 60’s rock group Iron Butterfly. I also co wrote the 60’s instrumental hit Apricot Brandy by Rhinoceros. In addition, I have received Gold and Platinum American albums for my work with Bette Midler in the movie The Rose. I have recorded and toured with many major artists such as Bette Midler, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Burton Cummings, the Toronto Mass Choir, the Everly Brothers, Iron Butterfly, the Rascals, Randy Crawford and more. My discography spans over 40 years and includes over 30 major record labels.

I am now available for your next recording online via the internet. With today’s modern digital recording technology, it is no longer necessary to go through the hassle of hiring session players, booking studio time, setting up equipment and more.

Here’s how it works: You send me a rough mix of your song(s) in WAV or MP3 format and I will record the guitar tracks you would like to add. After the recording session is finished, I will send you a MP3 track for your approval. Once you are happy with the result, you pay my fee and you will receive studio quality WAV, AIF. etc. files of the session(s) via download or on disk.The quality is pristine and equal to that of any major studio.

I can cover many styles inluding Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Rock, Funk. Blues, and Country.

My fees are negotiable.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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