17 November 1981 |
|Genres||Dark rock, Progressive metal|
|Labels||Universal Music, Suburban Records|
|Associated acts||My Favorite Scar, Kingfisher Sky, Mad Bombers, The Louts, Antro, Bodybag Society|
|Website||My Favorite Scar Official|
Daan was born in the Netherlands and started playing the guitar at the age of 9. He played in his first band when he was 12 years old. But the more serious bands came when he was in highschool at the age of 16.
Since highschool he played in such band as Mad Bombers (punk rock), the Louts (hardcore), Antro (death metal/nu metal) and Bodybag Society (modern death metal). After long break in 2006 he was invited by Ivar de Graaf (ex-Within Temptation) to Kingfisher Sky. With Daan, they recorded the first album of Kingfisher Sky titled Hallway (2007). In 2010 he left the band for his new project, My Favorite Scar.
Daan was invited to My Favorite Scar by Van Riet Jeroen and Evan Reed, whom he knew from their previous band Feeler; they were the supporting act of the band which Daan worked. He started work with producer Oscar Holleman (producer of My Favorite Scar, Within Temptation, Krezip, Gorefest, After Forever). The debut album of My Favorite Scar was released in 2010 by Universal. Now Daan is working with recording for second album.
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When My Favorite Scar began, they got in contact with PB Music, the Dutch distributor for Laney amps. They got a Laney endorsement,it became an important ingredient for the MFS sound. Another brand PB Music is distributing is Cort guitars. Cort was interested to make a Daan signature model, where he could point out some necessary features. So he designed the model which Daan is currently playing. It is a custom Cort M600 model, but with string through body, Ebony fretboard (with only MFS logo inlay on 12th fret), EMG 81 TW active pickups, and Sperzel tuners. This guitar has proven itself on stage and in the studio on multiple occasions.
- "Kingfisher Sky Bio | Kingfisher Sky Career | MTV". MTV.com. 2013, webpage: mtv-kingf.