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.
Bass, Back-up Vocals
Gerald attributes his father for getting him into music at a very young age. He started guitar lessons at eight years old and started teaching himself after a year. He was influenced by the 1970’s rock guitar bands like Ted Nugent, Rush and BTO. He played his first gig at 15 years old. After graduating from the University of Washington he switched to bass and joined his first band in the late 1980’s. He focused on developing all music styles and vocals. He joined the original version of New Jack City (Now The Phoenix) and gained invaluable experience with big stage production. He then joined Expertease playing both guitar and bass and taking on Lead vocals. He then joined an early version of The Dana Osborn Band in 2011. Since then he has enjoyed performing with 2 of his musical kids Sierra and Bailey. Most recently he has performed with Sonic Funk Orchestra, Angry Young Men and Full Spectrum. Gerald is very happy to be reunited with Dana Osborn and his very talented band.
Drums, Back-up Vocals
Bobby 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.