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  • Years Active

    2006 – 2011 (5 years)

  • Founded In

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Members

Dananananaykroyd are a six-piece indie-rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They describe their sound as "fight pop". Their name is a play on the actor Dan Aykroyd's name.

The band's current lineup consists of Duncan Robertson and David Roy on guitar, Ryan McGinness on Bass, Calum Gunn doing vocals, John Baillie Jr. working the drums and backup vocals and Paul Carlin also on drums.

In 2006 Dananananaykroyd released two limited edition 7" singles, 'Totally Bone' and 'Some Dresses' on Moshi Moshi and Jealous Records respectively. A Japan-only CD EP, collecting both singles, was later released on Tokyo's Klee/Rallye records. Singer Giles Bailey left the group and was replaced by drummer Calum Gunn. Soon after, John Baillie Junior joined the band on drums and additional lead vocals.

Dananananaykroyd released their first EP, Sissy Hits, on London-based Holy Roar Records in June 2008. Shortly after, they introduced ex-Russia drummer Paul Carlin as their new (other) drummer after James Hamilton of Errors left the band. Dananananaykroyd signed to Best Before Records shortly thereafter, and recorded their debut full-length album 'Hey Everyone!' in the US with producer Machine. In June 2009, the band announced that bass player Laura Hyde had left, and would be replaced on tour by Ryan McGinness.

The band have toured the UK extensively with bands such as Foals and Johnny Foreigner, and recently completed a European tour with the Kaiser Chiefs.

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