NANCY SEXTON, SINGER: Nancy started her singer/songwriter career in New York City, where she performed as a solo artist and with her bands “The Thurstons” and “Nancy and the Sugar Monkeys”. She has performed at great clubs like CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory, Pyramid Club, The Continental Divide, and Arlene Grocery, where she opened for Royston Langdon. From 94-98 she graced the stages of Europe, and Japan as a Pop/Dance recording artist and songwriter. Her 4 number one hits allowed her the opportunity to share the stage with great artists like Ricky Martin, Jon Bon Jovi, and Lisa Stansfield. She looks forward to a bright future with her new band DBP. www.nancysexton.com
DANNY LANHAM, GUITAR: Originally from Maryland, Danny started to play the guitar when he was 9 years old, finding inspiration from his older cousin who played a mean acoustic. He took lessons with a private instructor, but It was tough because he was learning on a full size dreadnaught. His hands were small and the metal strings were hard to handle. Eventually he switched to drums, but after 3 years of drumming he went back to the guitar, looking for more creative expression.
His first band was formed during his last year of high school, they were a cover band called SABER. After playing with a few different cover bands through the years Danny played as a fill in for a band called REX HUNTER. The band was very successful and actually made it to number 2 on the top Five at Five on the local 98 rock station, competing against the biggest national acts of the day.
After a break from playing for a couple years Danny joined another cover band called SEED. Here in Los Angeles he found himself playing bass for a band called ADORA VIDA, who were previously known as PRETTY SNEAKY SIS. They played the cool clubs on the strip, premiering at the Viper Room to promote their new album. He liked playing bass was, but it didn't compare to the freedom and expression of lead guitar. Danny is back on the six string and loving it.
He's looking for forward to shredding the stage with his new mates in DBP.
BRUCE SPIEGEL, BASS: Born in New York & raised in the San Fernando Valley, California. Bruce Spiegel, no relation to the catalog, started with a Hofner Beatle Bass & Fender Jazz Bass in the ‘70’s in “The Valley.” Bruce’s got his performing start with popular straight-rock band, Out To Lunch, featuring guitarist Michael O’Neill who has been touring/playing in recent years with George Benson, Andrew Ford & David Garfield. Bruce auditioned for bassist on The Monkees, didn’t get the gig. Oh well. While living in Santa Cruz, Bruce performed with a trio fronted by vocalist Joyce Yarrow (yes, the late Peter Yarrow’s sister) doing the folk scene in the late 70’s & adding fire to her album on Pacific Arts “Jumping Mouse.” Played with Emmy Nominated composer Michael Silversher, composer of countless Disney film songs & film scores in the Bay area. In the 80’s, Bruce met Chris & Mark Petersen (Chris from Pure Prairie League), to form Bay Area Country Rock group, Sarabande, performing the same venues as the Garcia Brothers and Doobie Brothers. Bruce currently performs with: The Neil Deal, recognized as America’s #1 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute band. The Bone Sharks www.bonesharks.com and of course Dynamite Beat Puppy.
CHRISTIAN FELDHAKE, DRUMS: Christian had his first drum set at the age of 9. He has played trombone, baritone, and tuba. In Indianapolis he played with several jazz and rock bands. And since moving to Los Angeles he has played with several projects and now plays with DBP.