The Basics

Name: Danny
Part: Drummer
Birthday: 13 September
Birthplace/Hometown: Scartown (Scarborough), but raised in Toronto
Nicknames others call by: Everyone from my high school calls me Chili
Family: Mom, Dad, two sisters, 15 and 17
Your Motto: Failsafe.
Pets you have/want: No pets for now, I’d love to have a whippet to take running with me in the future.
Special Skill: You want me on your side in a zombie apocalypse. I have good aim and don’t play video games.
Weakness: Cigarettes, junk food, and Lana Del Rey
Good Habit: Working out every day
Bad Habit: Pathological procrastination of school
Current Hobby: Learning snippets of other languages
Little known fact about you: I am actually very shy
A secret you don’t mind revealing: I still have an unpaid library debt from around 2004.


First Instrument: Piano. Russian piano teacher. Tears. Lots of them.
First CD you bought: Rage Against The Machine’s The Battle Of Los Angeles. I was NINE.
First Live you attending: My friend Mikey’s band End Of All Failures at The El Mocambo in 2005. First Live you performed: This is a good one. Some friends were performing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” at a charity concert in a high school gym sometime between 09’-10′. For some reason I was really into the acoustic drum version of the song and they asked me to step in the day of because I knew it.
First song you covered: I want to say Chiodos’ “The Words ‘Best Friend’ Become Redefined” on the keys. On the drums, it was for sure 30 Seconds To Mars’ “The Kill.”
First song you wrote: The first song I can take credit for writing was “Boilermaker” with my other band Mortimer. Fueled on free McDonalds coffee, I structured the drums and my guitarist followed with his parts over the course of one night.


Favorite Song Right Now: Right, right now? Circle of Contempt – To Entitle Vacancy. But in a few minutes, it’ll probably be Die Antwoord – Fok Julle Naaiers.
Favorite Food: Steak served blue-rare. Must be USDA.
Favorite Drink: 19+: Vodka soda. All ages: BLACK coffee.
Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Holiday: Holidays don’t exist for me anymore, just slightly bigger paycheques.
Favorite Pastime: Sleeping
Favorite Place: Downtown Toronto after everyone from the clubs has gone home
Favorite Animal: Flying foxes
Favorite Color: Electric red
Favorite Proverb: Those in glass houses should never throw stones
Favorite Kind of Gift: Surprise gifts. I hate expecting gifts.
Favorite Item that you own: DW Collector’s Series snare drum. 24K gold hardware on a 7×14 Waterfall Bubinga shell from Ghana.
Favorite Source of Inspiration: Youtube
Favorite Form of Entertainment: Long walk with a brand new album in FLAC quality and a pair of really good headphones

Word Association

Music: Expanse
Life: Long
Art: Corbusier
Dream: Kendrick
Night: Downtown
Tears: Blinded
Joy: Christmas
Beauty: Imperfect
Best: Beatles
Heart: Regenerate
Love: Past
Strength: Perseverance
Tomorrow: Sunrise
Now: Fog

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Q&A questions written by Alicia R. Thomas with contributions from C.Thomas.
Many thanks to Danny, Andreana M. and The East/West Sound, our lovely partner site, for making this possible!
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