Bios

 

Danielle is the heart and soul of Mood Swing. She founded the band in September 1999 and has been the lead singer and front person since. Danielle has been performing since she was a child and performed all through college in the Buffalo area then returned to Syracuse to continue performing with the premier band Chemistry. Her love of music is shared on a daily basis as a music teacher in a middle school. Danielle’s powerful and diverse vocals along with her ability to play various woodwind and stringed instruments give Mood Swing its distinct and unique sound.

 

Andrew is no stranger to the stage. This Rochester native began singing in bands in high school but, after hearing VanHalen’s “Eruption”, turned his focus to guitar. During the 80’s he performed extensively throughout Western NY with such bands as Deuces Wild and Vixen. Andrew is a seasoned professional, has performed countless shows and shared the stage with such groups as Badfinger and Love Affair. That experience and talent is now applied in Mood Swing.

 

Dave discovered his love of drumming at a very early age. High school band and jazz band enhanced his natural talent and the experience lead to his success in the music honors programs at OCC and Crane School of Music. Dave not only performs but writes music, was the Percussion Instructor for the 1998 & 1999 NYS Champion Phoenix Marching Firebirds, was a member of the 1997 DCA Champion Syracuse Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corp and now the “official time keeper” for Mood Swing.

 

Whats old is new again! Dave returns to Mood Swing after being one of the original members back in the early 2000’s. Dave is an incredibly talented musician and has played with many prominent projects including the popular Journey tribute band, Infinity! We are excited and grateful to have such a renowned and accomplished musician rejoin Mood Swing.

 

Jim is a multi-instrumentalist who began his musical career playing clarinet.  Shortly thereafter, his focus turned drums, piano and guitar.  Behind the keys he is equally at home with Bach and Beethoven as he is with Heart and Journey.  However, Jim prefers to ROCK with Mood Swing!

 

Originally a woodwind player, Jamie became a multi-instrumentalist with an eye toward discovering more modes of musical expression, as well as making himself a more marketable musician.  He has performed EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), guitar, percussion, keyboards and backing vocals in several cover bands over the past 15 years, and puts all those skills to work in Mood Swing.