Dr Danny + Sunshine Slowdown

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Dr Danny + Sunshine Slowdown

Wed, January 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages


Dr Danny
Dr Danny
On his debut full length Nothing But Love, Dr. Danny Ayala layers kaleidoscopic baroque funk over a foundation of unapologetic pop songwriting. A compelling amalgam of hook-focused 70s rock, ‘California Sound’ vocal builds, and precise, elegant musicianship, Nothing But Love is both immediately engaging and flush with intricate nuance.

Danny Ayala was born on Long Island, NY. He began his musical journey (somewhat against his will) when his grandmother enrolled him in piano lessons at the age of 6. When Ayala crossed paths with Brian and Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs at an elementary school talent show his fate was sealed.

For the last 10 years they’ve been a musical family; Ayala is part of their live band, and the D’Addario's now make up the studio band for his Dr Danny project. Brian handles production and mixing duties. “One major blessing in my life is that they decided I was talented enough to be a live member of the Lemon Twigs” laughs Ayala. “Through years of touring and learning their complicated material I became the keyboard player and vocalist I am today.”

During this time Ayala had been working on his own material. When he found the courage to play it for the D’Addario’s they offered advice and assistance at once. The songs on Nothing ButLove were recorded at Ayala’s home in Long Island, The Lemon Twigs home in Long Island, and the University of Syracuse.

Thematically, the record covers Ayala’s life in High School, and the love he shared with a particular someone during that time. “I hope that people listen to this record and understand how personal I really get during it” says Ayala. “Even with the naïve lyrics of a 15-year-old in some of the tunes. I got everything I needed to off my chest and now I’m sharing it with the whole world. I hope that someone can relate. Even if it’s just 1 person. I’m DR DANNY and I may tour the word and be “cool” but I’m just another dude with another love story. #NOTHINGBUTLOVE”
Sunshine Slowdown
Sunshine Slowdown
Following their self-titled debut release in 2016, Sunshine Slowdown has since continued to add to their repertoire with the release of their latest EP, Moonshine Speedup. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Sunshine Slowdown has spent the last two years experimenting with their sound.

Combining undertones of jazz and post-punk with a psychedelic twist. Sunshine Slowdown is made up of six members: Nolan Bennett, Max Leach, Dakota Spruell, Andrew Ford, Miles Wakeman, and Isaac Reiss. You can find Sunshine Slowdown's music on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801