Dana Alberts, Singer/Songwriter, Punk Rock Veteran, Skate Rock Founder, Formed “Minus One” In 1981, during the post Punk Rock days in San Francisco. Released Skate Rock Volume I through Thrasher Magazine,
In 1986, Alberts moved to Oregon to lead a quiet life and retire from music. Upon arriving in Portland, Alberts went to work Fender Musical in Tualitin and immediately joined a band with employees at work and began to play the Oregon club circuit with Portland’s hottest guitar player, Jeff Labansky in “The Addiction.” As a singer for “The Addiction,” Alberts played the top rock clubs and even backed up such artists as Sam Kinison and Andy Summers when they came to town. He also continued writing and recording with bassist Bill Dibacco, a veteran Portland Rocker and studio engineer.
In the 90's Dana Moved back to San Francisco to reform “Minus One.”
Resurrected from the 90's “Minus One” music are: "Crying Clouds," "The Eviction," and "Get Used To It." Added to the new album are; "Falling From Heaven," written after his mom’s passing, "Undertow," "Companion," and "Shadow Of A Doubt." Most recently are: "Happiness Is Hard To Find," a song about drug abuse and new found direction, coupled with "That Thing" and "Not To Wander," two of the best songs on the record, and two of the most contemporary as well.
All in all, "Happiness Is Hard To Find" is not only a personal statement, but also an artful yet simple recording that truly highlights Alberts’ ability to come full circle and present an accurate vision of the current state of his art as a singer, musician and writer in a modern rock setting.
“Happiness Is Hard To Find” -- The first installment of a solo career on the rise.
Dana continues to write music and perform with his band, Minus One, which released a CD, "The Kids Don't Skate Here." on DC-Jam Records in 2009.
Another CD by the band is due out next year.