Monday, July 6, 2015

Meet Musician: Dan DelVecchio


What Instruments do you play?
Guitar / Trumpet / Keyboards / Backing Vocals

Are you currently working on any music projects?
My original music project that I have been working with for the past 5+ years is FACE THE KING. In addition, I am a guitar player for hire for Robbie Rosen of American Idol, Nicoletta Slapo, and various wedding bands through Hank Lane Music Productions.

What are your 2 favorite careers?
My two favorite careers would definitely be a musician and a musician!! If eating was a career I'd choose that as my second.

What are some of your other favorite activities?
I always tell people that when I am not playing music, I am a movie and food connoisseur. I'm a big movie buff and love to collect them, in spite of today's digital age. When it comes to food I'm a very adventurous eater and love trying various kinds of ethnic foods. I also eat in large quantities for someone my size - my friends often refer to me as a human garbage disposal.

What is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
One of the hardest things I've had to do was play Vans Warped Tour. Carting 1000's of dollars worth of gear from city to city in a 15 passenger van - working 12 hours a day promoting and performing in the blistering heat running on as little as 2 hours of sleep, and driving sometimes 8 hours into the night. While it was one of the hardest things I've ever done, it was an incredible experience not only because of performing and meeting all kinds of great people - but it taught me a whole lot about myself.

What is your most favorite song?
It's hard for me to have ONE favorite song but I'll give you one right now: "Mr. Brightside," by The Killers.

Are you usually late, early or right on time?
I'm very punctual for a musician, considering the stereotype is that we are always late, (most I know are). I'm either early or right on time.

Are you happy with your life for the most part right now?
For the most part I think I am happy with my life. I still have a ways to go, but don't we all? While the path I chose is far from easy, it's 100% worth it to be doing what I love most for a living. As they always say, money can't buy happiness.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere in the world, I would want to go overseas to perform in Europe. Surprisingly enough I have never been out of the country before and it has been my dream for years to perform somewhere outside of the United States. I better do it soon while I still have time to make it happen!

What do you think would be the hardest venture for you to give up on?
The hardest thing for me to give up on would be music. It's been a part of my life since I was 8 years old, so it's been running through my veins ever since. I've had a motivated and persistent attitude towards my goals with music and so far it has taken me to some incredible places - I'm not about to stop now.

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