Playing an eclectic mix of old, new, and original dance rock, the Dana Osborn Band gets everyone on their feet dancing and having a good time!
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Keys
Dana Osborn is a multi-talented and extremely versatile musician. His musical career started at the age of twelve by playing as a Drummer with Local Seattle Bands such as R & R Assembly, RedAx, Niko Wind, The Niel Rush Band, American Boy, Bazooka Joe, and Exciter, just to name a few. Since then he has toured extensively around the country, and recorded and or toured with national talents such as Ken Caillet, the producer of Fleetwood Mack, David Becker, Mark Willett (The Kingsmen), Pat Hewitt (The Ranghoods) and most recently Mike Derosier (Heart).
A gifted multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Dana plays Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, and most recently Saxophone in addition to his amazing Vocals. As a prolific Songwriter, his catalog includes well over 300 Original songs.
His musical influences are numerous, but his musical inspirations include McCartney and Lennon ( Beatles), Don Henley, Kenny Loggins, Train, Black Crows, and the Eagles. Squeeze and Crowded House are easily identifiable in his songs. Known to pack clubs to the rafters in the Northwestern United States, Dana and his new powerhouse Band are making strides in building a national presence.
Dylan Yunker may be the baby of the group, but that does not mean he learned how to play yesterday. Dylan comes from a very musical family. His father Curtis Yunker even played with Dana in various local bands, as well as, the Neil Rush Band. Dylan himself started his musical training at the age of 10, when he joined the youth orchestra in the Northshore School District. Though he quickly realized the upright bass he signed up for looked slightly different than the bass guitars his father had at home. But after a smile and a laugh he took up the challenge. Playing in the symphonic orchestra all through high school.
After learning to play several other stringed instruments and being in various musical projects and bands through his early adult years, he found his way to the Dana Osborn Band where you can find him now, still smiling with his bass.
Drums, Back-up Vocals
Bobby Stix (Robert Morrill) was born into a musical family and was classically trained from a very young age. He learned to play all general percussion instruments including snare drum, tympani, and mallets. Bobby picked up his first drum set in 6th grade and took private lessons from several different instructors over many years. After high school, Bobby joined a world-class Drum & Bugle Corps and competed in DCI (Drum Corps International) in 1980 and ’81 having come in at 16th place at prelims in world competition. Later he joined the Navy to be a musician where he eventually ended up in Seattle and played drums for the Puget Sound Navy country band called “North Country”. Bobby left the Navy in 1989 but continued to play in various groups and ensembles applying his drumming skills at many genres such as praise/worship music in church, Groove Merchants (Big Band, swing), Seattle Jazz Singers (vocal jazz group), Michelle Taylor Band (rock and blues) and Copastetic (Funk/R&B) until March 2020. Bobby has played at many great venues including Benaroya Hall in Seattle, The Seahawks stadium for two Seahawks NFL games, several Torchlight parades, Hwy 99 Blues Club, Bite of Seattle, Freedom Fest, Mt. Baker Blues Festival, Flathead Blues Festival, Lodi Wine & Jazz Festival, Edmonds Performing Arts Center, many local casinos, and many other amazing venues/festivals. In the fall of 2020, Bobby Stix joined up with The Dana Osborn Band playing both originals as well as covers of classic pop, rock, and dance favorites.
Percussion, Back-up Vocals
Angelo Ortiz is a well-known, gifted percussionist, recently named Best Instrumentalist by the Washington Blues Society in 2016. Angelo has also had multiple previous nominations for best instrumentalist, most recently in 2020. Angelo has appeared on the cover of Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine, a nationally published music trade magazine. He has played in many outstanding PNW bands such as Alley Kats, Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies, Randy Oxford Band, Amigos Nobles, Angelfire, and Leah Tussing and the Jazz Posse. Angelo has also played with notable greats Randy Oxford, Lee Oskar, and Tab Benoit. He has appeared on many CDs and recordings around the Northwest with musicians such as, Stacy Jones Band, Mary McPage, Michele D’Amore and the Love Dealers, CD Woodbury Band, Jeff Menteer, Randy Oxford Band, and more!
In 2021 Angelo joined the Dana Osborn Band as their percussionist.