Dante DeCaro w/ Johnny and the Moon at Bowery Ballroom on October 9, 2007.
|Born||January 26, 1981|
|Origin||Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada|
|Labels||Sub Pop, Warner Bros., Kill Devil Hills|
|Associated acts||Wolf Parade, Johnny and the Moon, Hot Hot Heat|
Dante DeCaro (born January 26, 1981) of Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, is the former guitarist/songwriter of the Canadian band Hot Hot Heat. His inventive guitar parts were considered a crucial part of Hot Hot Heat's success with their first major label album Make Up The Breakdown. DeCaro left the band after the recording of 2005's Elevator.
During DeCaro's brief solo stint, he was renowned around Victoria, British Columbia for his talent at playing a banjo and a harmonica at the same time. He played at the historic Fifty Fifty Arts Collective show in the early summer of 2005.
In the spring of 2005, he began playing solo acoustic shows with drummer Arlen Thompson of the Montreal band Wolf Parade. DeCaro officially joined Wolf Parade as their new guitarist in summer 2005.
DeCaro now fronts local Shawnigan Lake band Johnny and the Moon. Often mistaken as a solo project, Johnny and the Moon is a four piece band consisting of keyboards, banjos and even garbage bins for drums. The band released its self-titled debut album in 2006 on Kill Devil Hills Records.
Hot Hot Heat
Johnny and the Moon
- Johnny and the Moon (2006) Kill Devil Hills Records
- Johnny And The Moon MySpace Page
- Kill Devil Hills Records
- News article about Hot Hot Heat split from Pitchfork Media
- Love, Noah (2005-08-26). "Ex-Hot Hot Heat Guitarist Dante DeCaro Joins Wolf Parade". Chart. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- Wolf Parade website
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