Dan Baker started music with the violin at primary school, along with some singing lessons, and piano lessons a few years later. He took up bass and guitar at 16, and developed a keen interest in other string instruments and recording techniques.
Dan studied electro-acoustic music and electronic engineering at Keele University, and started his working life with EMI at their studios at Townhouse, Goldhawk Road, London in 1995. Dan played with several bands in London during his two years with EMI, before moving to Birmingham to work as technical manager at DEP studios, the home of UB40, completing their studio re-fit.
Dan’s self-employed life began in January 1998 with a round-the-world cruise on board a cruise liner, and on his return, he started his business as a musician and electronics engineer.
Apart from gigs and two days’ teaching per week at Bryanston School, Dorset Rural Music School and Milton Abbey School, Dan is also involved with local bands and studios, and he is also a member of the jazz examining panel at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). With the Baker Brothers, Dan has played seven tours of Japan, and gigs in France, Spain and Germany.
Over the years, Dan has been a member of various bands:
The Baker Brothers, Groovejuice, Headland, The Indispensables, and more as a session player.
He has also supported, with:
The Hot Eight Brass Band at the Scala Club, London;
Sly and the Family Stone at the Opera House, Bournemouth;
John Scofield at the Jazz Café, London;
Jools Holland at Keele University, and twice at the Larmer Tree Festival;
Imagination at the White Rock, Hastings, and