Danny Wood

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Danny Wood
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Photo of Dan Wood, taken during the signing at HMV Record Store in London, Oxford Street, on September 8, 2008. Photo by Isabelle Boeijen, The Netherlands
Background information
Birth name Daniel William Wood
Born (1969-05-14) May 14, 1969 (age 44)
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop, soft rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, drums, keyboard
Years active 1984–1994 (with NKOTB)
2003–present (solo)
2008–present (with NKOTB)
Labels Interscope Records
Associated acts New Kids on the Block, NKOTBSB, Upper Street

Daniel William "Danny" Wood (born May 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor. He is also a member of the American boy band New Kids on the Block[1] and also serves as one of the key choreographers.

Early life and career[edit]

Wood was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth and Danny Wood, Sr.[2] He was in the 10th grade when Maurice Starr offered him a place in NKOTB.

After New Kids On The Block disbanded in 1994, Wood pursued a solo music career and got into acting. His first film was Thank You, Good Night, a story about four musicians struggling to succeed in their personal and professional lives. The film was released in 2001.[3]

He released his first solo album in July 2003, entitled Second Face. All the songs on the album were produced by Wood and his friend, Pete Masitti. In 1999, he released the album Room Full Of Smoke as D-Fuse, and in 2008 he released Coming Home. Wood operates his own record label called Damage Records. In 2009, Wood decided to release another album, this time called Coming Home 2: This Time to Joey and Heather, featuring the two singles "Just Working Out" and "Breakfast".

Wood featured in MTV's follow up to Totally Scott-Lee called Totally Boyband, and was featured in a new group with other former boyband members such as Dane Bowers. The band's name was Upper Street with a single charting at #26, but the charting did not meet the expectations, and Upper Street disbanded shortly thereafter.

In the summer of 2008, Wood had reunited with the members of New Kids On The Block, following a successful new album and worldwide concert tour.

Personal life[edit]

Wood married Patty Alfaro in 1997 and they divorced in 2005. He has four children: Anthony (Patty's son), Chance (adopted with ex-wife Patty from Russia; born in 1998), Vega (born March 1999), and Daniel (born in 1992 with former girlfriend, Elise Stepherson).[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • D-Fuse: Room Full Of Smoke (1999)
  • D-Wood: Room Full Of Smoke Vol. 2 (2003)
  • Second Face (2003)
  • O.F.D: Originally From Dorchester (Acoustic tour exclusive) (2003)
  • Coming Home (2008)
  • Stronger: Remember Betty (2009)

Singles[edit]

  • "What If" (2003)
  • "When The Lights Go Out" (2003)
  • "Different Worlds" (2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: New Kids on the Block". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  2. ^ 'New Kid, Renewed', by Jennifer Wulff (November 19, 2001) People Online. Accessed 2013-04-16.
  3. ^ Accessed 2013-04-16.

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