2020 is upon us, and for the band it’s high time to look forward to what the new year will bring– the release of our debut record, exciting shows in the planning, and seeing so many of our friends out and about at this summer’s musical happenings. And to top it off, we’re now going to confuse all our friends by changing our name (again?). What? Don’t worry, it’s not as stupid as you think. it’s actually more of a re-alignment 🙂
First, a little insight into our band name: D— Dan, A– Andy, R– Rick & Rob, and T– Todd. There you have it. Granted, while it wasn’t the most original (at least 5 other really good ‘Darts’ bands are out there, so there’s that), we felt it was a perfect fit for who we were– 5 guys stuck on rock’n roll, writing and recording original stuff we’re really proud of, and honing our skills at shows as often as possible. The connection we have as friends and fellow musicians is strong, and while we come from different life & musical paths, the things we have in common keep pulling us into the same rehearsal spaces over and over again for years. We support each other, nudge each other, argue, play, and for the most part, laugh (thanks mostly to our family humorist, Rick).
Cut to the end of 2019, and the culmination of the last 3 years of work is about to be unleashed as we put the finishing touches on our debut record. And with that comes a whole new responsibility. Releasing songs digitally, making an actual CD ’cause our friends still like ‘stuff’, building our mailing list so we can market our music, creating videos to help support the songs, not to mention booking gigs (always tougher than you think it’s gonna be). In order to stand out in the global music world, we really need to identify a more unique, true representation of our band, one that can stand the test of time, and one that won’t step on anyone else toes. yet we don’t want to discard the goofy acronym that we’ve tattooed to our chests (at least metaphorically) for the past few years. We thought hard, and like some twisted Seussian story, we thought and we thought, until we couldn’t think no more. The brothers were done with this naming thang, let’s play more music.
And there it was. The Dart Brothers. A perfect reflection of the sprit and chemistry of our union. We’re bros. And it feels right.
So we hope you’ll continue to support us as we prepare for another busy summer, and get our music out there in the world. Don’t worry, nothing’s really changed. Just more cool music, more shows, and more friend-time. We know it’s hard to get out to see live music with so much happening in our busy lives, not to mention the crazy world in which we live. But nothing will bring us all closer than spending time together sharing music, laughs, and enjoying Dan’s facial expressions on the kit (insert happy-face drummer emoji here!). And there’s nothing more that any of us would rather be doing that making our music and sharing it with y’all. So thank you for staying with us! We love you, and wouldn’t be doing this without you. Come see the Dart Brothers at the next show.