Dante DeCaro

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Dante DeCaro
Dante DeCaro w/ Johnny and the Moon at Bowery Ballroom on October 9, 2007.
Background information
Born (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 34)
Origin Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1999–present
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.[1]

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.[2] The band released its self-titled debut album in 2006 on Kill Devil Hills Records.[3]


Hot Hot Heat[edit]

Wolf Parade[edit]

Johnny and the Moon[edit]


  1. ^ "Wolf Parade Bio", SubPop.com, August 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Official MySpace page, "Johnny and the Moon", myspace.com, retrieved January 4, 2008.
  3. ^ Kill Devil Hills Records, "Johnny and the Moon Bio", killdevilhillsrecords.com, retrieved January 4, 2008.

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