Hometown: Huntington Station, NY
Profile: Dan Acosta is the epitome of the "Do It Yourself" (DIY) artist/performer. With almost twenty years of touring and performing, he has been paying his dues and pouring his blood, sweat, and sometimes tears, into his business and passions. Dan is always involved in the local community and taking part in numerous charity events every year, and it's this relentless drive that keeps him on top of his game. He does his own recordings, music videos, bookings, promoting, merchandise designs/printing, and keeps everything "in house" when it comes to getting his brand out there. Anyone who knows "The Red & Black" knows that Dan Acosta is one of the most dedicated, hard-working performers around.
With catchy hooks and a simple "in your face" approach to his music, Dan Acosta’s songwriting keeps things pure and simple, while tugging on the human heart to make his songs unforgettable to his listeners. He writes from his own life experiences, and tries to relate to each fan through every song - sharing his true feelings and perspectives with them. Across the board, you can feel the emotion and sincerity showcased by his strong songwriting abilities, and his passionate vocal deliveries. Dan Acosta is the quintessential "rock star” for the people.
And now, Dan has begun to chase another one of his childhood dream, brought about through his dedication to his music - professional wrestling. As of March of 2012, he began training to become a professional wrestler, with a school called RingSide Pro-Wrestling. It all began with Dan writing entrance theme music for some wrestlers he had become friends with, most notably former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Mikey Whipwreck. He used Dan's music all throughout the local Indy leagues when he wrestled with a clique known as "The Order Of The Black", along with Dan's other friends, Jeff "Rocky" Hahn (formerly known as "Bad Boy Rocky Shore in WWE), and Louie Fabiano (formerly known as "The NY Brawler" & "Sheik Mohamed Hussein" in WWE & WCW, as well as in Puerto Rico and worldwide), who use another one of Dan's songs when they wrestle for East Coast Pro Wrestling (ECPW), a company Dan himself now works for. That opportunity is how Dan was able to segue into the world of professional wrestling, and start training under the tutelage of Jeff Hahn.
As you can see, Dan Acosta has his hands into just about every aspect of entertainment. He has recently made the leap into "reality television" work, and he's always looking for new & exciting opportunities. (See attached list of shows/episodes).
Dan Acosta is definitely an "outside the box" thinker, when it comes to the longevity of his career. If you don't already know his name and reputation, definitely look him up and see what you've been missing.
*Dan Acosta is also the videographer, graphic artist, voice talent, and jingle writer/producer for GDA Media Group (multi-media marketing/promotional service). He also films wedding, parties, live band/sporting events, and charity events.
*Voted 2012 Bulky Boy Clothing, Inc. Spokesperson by his fans on Facebook.
Reality TV shows/Episodes:
Two episodes/Seasons 2 and 3 of Ink Masters w/Dave Navarro
The Jerry Springer Show
Three episodes of The Bill Cunningham Show
Auditions/callbacks for "The Voice: Season 1"
Featured character in Charetta's music video "Light's Out"
Axis Unknown music video "Multi-media Prophet"
"Worst Cooks In America: Season 4" w/Chefs Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell
"Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off" w/Chefs Rachael Ray & Guy Fieri
Radio Shows/Spotlight Episodes:
Co-hosted "Community Spotlight w/Chris Scott" on WLIE 540AM
Numerous guest spots on "The Heel & Face" internet radio show on Spreaker.com
Cymbeline (2014) - Director Michael Almereyda, starring Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Mila Jovovich, Ethan Hawke - Background Extra, Biker
Booking & Contact for Dan Acosta/Axis Unknown:
GDA Media Group: (347) 735-8069 :10am-10pm EST
Dan Acosta & Axis Unknown: Social Media Sites