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Nearly Dan

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Nearly Dan in August 2007

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Nearly Dan are a tribute/cover band for the 70s alternative rock band Steely Dan. The band was formed in 1997 from musicians living in Stoke-On-Trent in North England and have recently celebrated their 10th year of playing as Nearly Dan.

The band advertise that they are able to play near note-perfect covers of Steely Dan records from across the entire discography of the band, including some solo work from Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen. Such is their popularity amongst music fans that they have played many venues big and small, both nationally and internationally.

The lineup and band list is currently the following (according their website):

Steve Hayes - guitar and vocals
Rob Rolph - lead guitar
Gary Davies - keyboards
Pete Bacanin - bass guitar
Anne Hansen - alto saxophone
Chris Davis - tenor saxophone
Paul Bennet - trumpet
Brian Hardgreaves - drums
Diane Davis - backing singer and hand percussion
Kate Robertson - backing singer and hand percussion

Other players include:

Rob Phillips on drums
Tim Clark on alto sax
Richard Iles on trumpet

Their sound crew consists of Graham Broughmam and Mike Dagnall

Further Links:

The band have a new website:
Nearly Dan’s new homepage

The band do have an older website, but it is down at the moment.
Nearly Dan’s old homepage

For Nearly Dan videos of the band playing live:
Nearly Dan videos on YouTube

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  • Southern_

    Woo first post - I've just seen these guys in South London; awesome gig, very tight performance and well worth seeing if they are in your town!

    12 Aug 2007 Reply

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