The Dan Currie Band, formerly known as Dan Currie & What Happened Tomorrow are a roots rock, country and blues trio. When the band Double Ought Buckshot decided to call it quits, Dan Currie made a decision. He decided to start playing some music that was always near and dear to his heart. He began writing old school country tunes and rock tunes with elements of country and blues thrown in. He asked Craig MacPherson who had played bass with him in Double Ought Buckshot and Eyes for Telescopes to join him and invited former Eyes drummer Mike MacDougall to be the drummer. Mike’s love of this kind of hybrid music was too hard to resist and he signed on to what the band now call their “rocky tonk” sound.
The three old friends began the long hours of practice and rehearsals that ultimately lead to the raw but potent live sound of Dan Currie & What Happened Tomorrow. The name was given to the band by drummer Mike MacDougall. Dan continued to write new material at a pace that was “full throttle” as the band worked to fill out a set list of originals that were A-1 prime.
In the meantime, they played some classic covers from artists like Hank Williams, George Jones and Waylon Jennings to name just a few. Those covers will occasionally still show up in a set today and why not? “We’d like for folks to know where we are coming from. We come from a long line of musicians who owe a big debt of gratitude to the outlaws like Hank Williams, David Allan Coe and Steve Earle, as well as bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. What we do is as fresh and original today as that music was thirty or forty years ago”, states Dan with the confidence of an historian well versed in his specialty subject.
"The sky is the limit is a cliché no question”, says Dan, “but we like to think it fits us as a band. By putting in the hard work and the strong foundation it takes to be a successful live and recording band, we are confident that we will be able to take advantage of the opportunities that come our way. That’s all anyone can ask for.”
A change in personnel and the name of the band happened last fall. It was the first and as it turns out "only" album for the Dan Currie & WHT unit. A decision by bassist Craig MacPherson to teach English as a second language in Asia left an opening for a bass player. Dan's brother Nick stepped in and is now the band's new bass player. With the change in personnel, came a change in the name of the band.
A new five song demo/EP has been finished up. The recording contains three new songs and reworked versions of two crowd favorites Bent ‘N Busted and Brady. Fans of the band can expect to start hearing these tracks soon. Stay tuned. Other tunes are expected to be recorded through the winter of 2010 leading to speculation on a new album sometime in 2010. For more information on the band visit them at www.myspace.com/dancurriemusic. Their current album "Crown of Stars was released in May '08.
Crown Of Stars - 2008
Six Shooter-Double Ought Buckshot -2006
A Cared For Place -Dan Currie -2004
Third -Eyes for Telescopes -2004
45 Strings -The Tuesdays - 2004
Soundsaroundus -Eyes fro Telescopes -2002
Build A Horse-The Tuesdays -2001
Please Survive -Eyes for Telescopes - 2001