Dan is a freelance Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Proprietor of Why Me? Studios in Streamwood IL.
Dan is currently a music producer for Promiseland Children’s Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Dan is also a jingle/theme writer in the technology podcast-sphere. His credits include several jingles/themes for Leo LaPorte’s, TWiT.tv network. To his credit are the “Weekly Daily Giz Wiz” podcast with Leo LaPorte and Mad Magazine’s Maddest writer and the Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo, “Tech News Today” with Tom Merritt, “iPad Today” with Sarah Lane, “Home Theater Geeks” and “CNET’s Buzz Out Loud” to name a few.
With a career that spans over 30 years, Dan has worked with several Chicago-based musical groups such as XTC, Drive, Kelly and the Playmakers, The Stay Tuned Orchestra, and Willow Creek Community Church.
Dan’s work includes playing bass with noted artist’s such as Darlene Czech, Laura Hall, Tommy Walker, John Carlson, and Kirk Whalum, among others. Dan is also a musical contributer for the Annual Willow Creek Association’s Children’s Ministry Conference each spring.
Why Me? Studios was lovingly named from a three Stooges line. When Dan realized he had a heart for music, he asked a natural question, “Why me, God?”. Each time he creates a piece of music that fills a need for someone, Dan knows he’s honored the gift he’s been so graciously given.
A behind the scenes kind of guy, Dan plays a fantastic supporting role; letting the music take center stage. For this reason, whether it’s writing a marketing jingle, producing a podcast, or putting together background music for a video project, working with Dan is always easy and fun. He genuinely wants you to enjoy the development process and be ecstatically happy with the end result.