Lady Danville

Michael Garner and Dan Chang grew up in Danville, CA -- a small town in Northern California home to fond childhood memories, girls with cooties, and the world's best deli, Doeminico's Delicatessen. While strangers to each other in Danville, Michael and Dan would eventually meet at UCLA on one fortuitous night while auditioning for Awaken A Cappella, UCLA's premiere a cappella group to which Matt Frankel already belonged. With Matt's approval, Michael and Dan became the newest members of the group on that fateful night and thus began the friendship of the trynamic trio, which would eventually lead to the beauty and dysfunction (every family has its dysfunction) of lady danville. After singing together sans instruments, Michael and Dan decided to pick up the piano and guitar (respectively (Michael's really strong; he bench presses two pianos for fun)) and attempt the college cliché endeavor of writing a song about a girl instead of focusing their efforts on the 20-page paper* due the next day. ...show more

Michael Garner and Dan Chang grew up in Danville, CA -- a small town in Northern California home to fond childhood memories, girls with cooties, and the world's best deli, Doeminico's Delicatessen. While strangers to each other in Danville, Michael and Dan would eventually meet at UCLA on one fortuitous night while auditioning for Awaken A Cappella, UCLA's premiere a cappella group to which Matt Frankel already belonged. With Matt's approval, Michael and Dan became the newest members of the group on that fateful night and thus began the friendship of the trynamic trio, which would eventually lead to the beauty and dysfunction (every family has its dysfunction) of lady danville. After singing together sans instruments, Michael and Dan decided to pick up the piano and guitar (respectively (Michael's really strong; he bench presses two pianos for fun)) and attempt the college cliché endeavor of writing a song about a girl instead of focusing their efforts on the 20-page paper* due the next day.

Finding success with their first song, "Easy On Me", both decided that their collective musical ambitions were something worth exploring. In 2006, exactly a year after the debut of "Easy on Me", Michael and Dan performed at UCLA's Spring Sing as mikey g and dan from danville and won the award for Best Duet and Best Overall Entry with their song, "Cast Away" - an honor shared with past winners such as Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, and Tyrone Wells. Despite their success at UCLA however, both members felt that something, or someone was missing. Cue Matt Frankel (enter stage left (he was a theater major, so these instructions are more than appropriate)).

Yearning for a more driving and rhythmic sound, Michael and Dan turned to Matt Frankel whose natural control of rhythm combined with his onstage presence and ability to grow manly facial hair (Dan is still jealous) proved to be just the jelly to their peanut and butter. Thus began lady danville. With Michael on the keys, Dan on guitar, and Matt on the cajon (literally), lady danville has begun to make a name for themselves in the L.A. area playing at some of L.A.'s most treasured venues - The Hotel Café, The Roxy, The El Rey, The Temple Bar, The Knitting Factory - with artists including Tyrone Wells, Adele, Jason Reeves, to name a few. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Lady Danville