Bio

Dango is a professional drummer based out of Nashville, TN and has made a career playing in several styles of music. Since 2004 he has been a member of the punk band Amber Pacific who have released 4 albums worldwide and toured the past 10 years, including internationally. They have had songs on video games, TV shows, movie soundtracks, Monday Night Football, had 4 music videos on MTV, MTV2, Fuse, and had an album on Billboard’s Top 100.
             Dango’s resume also includes drumming for several different artists and bands including: Scott Stapp (The Voice of Creed), Sonicflood, RED, Fireflight, Superchick, Manafest, All Time Low, Craig Campbell, Katie Armiger, Deana Carter, Chris Rice, Tricia (Superchick), Scarlet White, Phil Joel (Newsboys), Je’kob, Warren Barfield, Tommy Walker, and Brian Campbell. He has also performed live with NOFX, Mxpx, Sherwood, and Relient K.
             Dango has a Bachelors degree in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, studying under Chester Thompson (Phil Collins), and Brian Fullen (Peter Frampton). Dango is a private instructor, clinician, session drummer, and side man. He released his first instructional DVD in 2009 and proudly endorses DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Heads, Promark Sticks, and Audix Microphones. Besides drumming, Dango can be heard around the country sharing his faith, in churches, youth groups, and conferences. Dango loves to share his faith in Jesus Christ with anyone that he can.

 

-BA in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

-Studied with Chester Thompson (Phil Collins, Genesis, Weather Report)

-Studied with Brian Fullen (Peter Frampton, Bob Carlisle, Shania Twain)

-Played in CCM artist Warren Barfield’s video for “Soak it Up”

-Played on CCM artist Sojourn Fare’s EP (formerly True Vibe)

-Toured with Dove Award nominee Dave Hunt, 4 years

-Played with Dove winner Chris Rice (Rocketown)

-Played with CCM artist Phil Joel (Newsboys)

-Played with CCM artist Taylor Sorenson (Rocketown)

-Played with Gospel artist Tommy Walker (Maranatha, Integrity)

-Played on Brandon Bee’s “This is the Revolution” full length (Save the City)

-Featured on ModernDrummer.com

-Featured on DrumMagazine.com

-Featured in Ads for Vic Firth (former sponsor)

-Featured in Ads for Meinl (former sponsor)

-Featured in Ads for Shine Drums (former sponsor)

-Featured in Ads for Paiste Cymbals

-Featured in Relevant Magazine

-Bible Study featured on several episodes of “Warped Inside and Out”, Fuse TV

-Toured full Vans Warped Tour four times with Amber Pacific 2004-07

-Played on Amber Pacific’s 2005 Full Length Album “The Possibility and The Promise” on Hopeless Records

-Played in AP’s video for “Gone So Young”

-Played in AP’s video for “Poetically Pathetic”

-Played in AP’s video for “Fall Back Into My Life”

-Played complete Hot Topic Take Action Tour in 2006

-Played on “New Beginnings”, live album and DVD with Floodgate Alive (2007)

-Played on Amber Pacific’s 2007 Full Length Album “Truth in Sincerity” on Hopeless Records

(Album charted on Billboard Top 100)

-AP song in movie TMNT, and on soundtrack

-AP song on trailer for movie “Flicka”

-AP song on EA sports video game, “Burnout 3”

-AP on “Yahoo Who’s Next”

-AP on “AOL Sessions”

-AP songs on MTV show “The Hills”

-AP song on MTV show “Laguna Beach”

-AP song on Monday Night Football

-Played on AP’s 2010 Full Length Album “Virtues” on Victory Records

-Played in AP’s video for “3 Words”

-AP song on TV show “Degrassi”

-AP song in movie “Piranha 3DD”

 

-Played on Amber Pacific’s 2014 full length “The Turn”

-Played on RED’s Release the Panic Tour

-Played with Fireflight on the Small Town America Tour

-Played on Scott Stapp’s Proof of Life Tour

-Played on FOX and Friends with Scott Stapp

-Played on FOX Business with Scott Stapp

-Played on Scarlet White EP