The Dana Gaynor Band (DGB) is a 21st century jam band led by lead by guitarist, producer, singer/songwriter Dana Gaynor, and her partner in crime, bassist, singer/songwriter Tony "T-Bone" Mancino. Frank Zelasny ("Frankie Z"), drummer, singer/songwriter, provides a sound foundation for this adventurous band. DGB is a three-piece jam band with roots in a variety of musical genres including blues, rock, funk, jazz, and psychedelic. The free form nature of each performance, with originals and select cover material infused into their sets, has been called a "Tapers' delight" and produces a closer relationship between the band and their audience from show to show. Their first album "Laughing at Armageddon" will be released 2/15/12. Look for it online and on CD from Euphoric Rebel Productions.
Gaynor is a passionate and exciting lead/slide guitarist, entertainer well-known among the best musicians in both the New York and San Francisco Bay areas. Her body of work is respected internationally. She has performed with Buddy Miles, Vassar Clements, Dan Hicks, John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Keith and Donna Godcheaux of The Grateful Dead, and Don Preston of the Leon Russell Band and many others. Her studio credits include: K&K studios, staff musician for London records, session player at Ultra-Sonic Studios, Kingdom Studios, Tewksberry Studios, The Record Plant, Rainbow Studios, Sound Doctor Studios and Star City Recording Studios. Dana has worked with many great producers including: Robert Mersey (Jackie Wilson's Producer), K&K productions, Jeff Glixman (Producer of Kansas), and Don Cassales (The Rascals). Her exciting guitar work and irresistible smile make her an instantly accessible performer who is truly a joy to behold.
Mancino, bassist, singer/songwriter, plays with a pure passion evident in performance and recordings. A student of musical forms and styles spanning many genres and eras, T-bone began playing bass guitar at the tender, young age of 8-years-old. He has worked as a studio musician for record companies, including Warner Brothers; recording studios, including Electric Ladyland, Bearsville, The Record Plant and Sigma Sound. He has toured with various bands and artists, developing a reputation as a respected "hired gun" in the music industry. T-bone is a founding member of 80ís sensations The Blissters
Drummer Frank Zelasny, who also plays guitar, bass, keyboards, sings and writes, is a co-writer in DGB. Zelasny toured extensively with the Classics IV for 100-plus shows and he played with The Objects, out of Perth Amboy, N.J., for a number of years. He has recorded as Kid Trouzers, producing the classic "Bedful of Metaphysicians" album, which received rave reviews in Spin magazine. As Joggyn Smyler, he has released a number of well-reviewed albums, which are available on YouTube.