About The Fam

Dan & The Fam is a power major freq funk force of RVA musicians fronted by indie-electronic loop artist Danny Jams. Performing both originals & improvised jams, The Fam serves up a mix of knee-buckling space funk with dance inducing energy. Known for their improvised shenanigans with special guest appearances from other local talent, Dan & The Fam has created a unique live show experience refreshing for all music lovers.

Forming in the summer of 2021 with Danny Jams (Daniel DeMarais) on Guitar/Vox, Zeus (Alexander Lafreniere) on drums, & Gradyliciouss (Grady Tollison) on Bass, the trio quickly caught the attention of the jam scene in RVA. Since then, the Fam has flourished in the art of live performance. They have grown their production with routine releases of live audio on major streaming platforms as well as video recordings from festivals & shows. Making it a point to keep fans interested, Dan & The Fam have started to hone in on writing new material & content. With plans to record as well as dabble in some live streaming, The Fam continues to explore new avenues to connect with their audience beyond the show. 

Their most recent official video release “Stratus” featuring Dustin Goddard on Keys recorded at The Camel in RVA showcases the band’s ability turn any show into a stellar festival level improv performance with various live artist collaborations. Be on the lookout for Dan & The Fam as they gear up to bring their sound on the road to more shows & festivals in 2023.

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