Howzit. Dan Potthast has been the lead singer/frontman for MU330
since the band first started playing shows in 1988. Dan's songs
have been used in numerous TV shows and movies, including The Brendan
Leonard Show and the German films "Pas De Deux" and "Dopplepack."With
MU330, he has played over 1800 shows all around the world, everywhere
from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, all over the UK
and Europe, Japan, and even Korea.
In the past few years, in addition to touring with
MU330, Dan has done a lot of touring and recording of his solo work
as well. He has toured all over the US, UK and Europe with just
his guitar and boxes of CDs.
Dan has released two solo albums on Asian Man Records.
The first, "Eyeballs," is a sparsely arranged album that
features mainly acoustic guitar and vocals with a few other instruments
ocassionally thrown in here and there. The stripped down approach
really showcases Dan's amazing songwriting ability and his powerfull
On Dan's second solo album, "Sweets and Meats,"
Dan goes for a full band sound with the addition of drums (Lance
Reynolds of Bitchy and the Blue Meanies), bass, and organ (James
Rickmann from Slow Gherkin), while still maintaining an organic
acoustic guitar sound that doesn't get in the way of the songwriting.
Dan spent most of 2003 playing solo shows around
California, the UK and Europe. During time off, he has managed to
assemble a touring band consisting of Greg Braithwaite on drums
("Sin In Space" and "Meat Pizza Sandwich") and
Shannon Toombs on bass ( "The Cat Dog Acoustic Explosion")
The three piece band has been playing shows around CA, and have
also been working on writing and arranging a new album, and are
hoping to be in the studio recording sometime in the spring of 2004.