Dan Day began playing drums at the age of 3, when his dad, a professional drummer himself (Brendan Day of ‘The Steve Gibbons Band’), bought Dan his very first drum kit. Dan began studying percussion at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in 2001.In his seven years at Chet’s he performed at such venues as: Bridgewater Hall, Windsor Castle, Selby Abbey.
Dan reached the televised percussion category finals of BBC’s Young Musician Of The Year in 2008. After the competition, Dan performed an opening set for established American session drummer Russ Miller at one of his drum clinics in Manchester – courtesy of Yamaha Drums and Zildjian Cymbals.
In 2006, Dan formed the folk quartet ‘4Square’. 4Square performed at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention in 2009. They performed an astounding 80 minute set and encore before an audience of 20,000 people, 4Square then went on to sell every last one of their debut album becoming The Cropredy Convention’s 2nd biggest selling band of all time.
In 2015 Dan began playing drums for the UK Tour of 'Dirty Dancing' and began deputising on the 'Billy Elliot' (UK Tour), 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ (West End) and 'Aladdin' (West End).
Drummer & Percussionist & Teacher
The Yambu Peruano has such a massive sound and is brilliantly made. It's versatility has been perfect for me in various performance situations whether it is a folk, funk, show/pantomime or backing a string quartet!
Funk, Rock, Pop, Folk, Jazz, World, Classical
James and The Rabbit Hole
John Garner Quartet
Toby Nelms Trio