Tales From Earth, Inc. is Dans forthcoming concept album and live extravaganza about the devastating effects of greed on people around the globe. Inspired by socially conscious albums and songs such as the Whos Quadrophenia, Ohio by Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mercy, Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye, Ball of Confusion by the Temptations, American Idiot by Green Day, and scores of other works by musicians and artists who have used their art to make social commentary on their times, Tales From Earth, Inc. uses rock music, augmented at times by world musicians, strings, and horns to tell the stories of real people around the world who have been devastated by the greed-fueled exploits of corporations, governments, and individuals.
For live performance, TFEI is presented in two formats: full extravaganza rock opera style replete with rock band, strings, horns, and world instruments; and stripped down club style featuring 4-5 piece rock band .
Dan Sheehan started his rock career as leader of the Boston, MA band BANTER in the late 1990s. Banter performed throughout the Northeastern United States, hitting famous stages from the Middle East in Boston/Cambridge to CBGB in New York and getting airplay from their 2002 album Urban Pastures on commercial and college radio stations in the Northeast. IN 2008, Dan released the "solo" album The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy featuring himself on guitar, vocals, bass and keyboards accompanied by ex-Morrissey drummer Spencer Cobrin. The DSC aired on over 200 radio stations in North America. 2013's follow-up, Are You Conspirienced? featured the touring band Sheehan assembled and brought the DSC to an international audience with shows in the UK and Ireland and airplay in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Africa.
We play live as a 12 piece ensemble and also perform a "stripped" rock club show of Tales From Earth, Inc. With TFE, the Dan Sheehan Conspiracy and Banter, Dan Sheehan has performed throughout the United States, U.K. and Ireland, both headlining and also opening for legends including Courtney Love, the Meat Puppets, Kila and more. Festivals played include the Le Chiele Festival in Oldcastle, Ireland, the Galway Fringe Festival, the Manchester (UK) Americana Festival, the Texas Rockfest (Austin, TX), the Red Gorilla Music Festival (Austin, TX).
The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Pearl Jam, Meat Puppets, Screaming Trees, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic, Rush, and many more.
guitars: Gibson Les Paul Studio, '80s Strat with Lace pickups, Seagull acoustic, Fender Geddy Lee jazz bass
Dan's amp: Fender Hot Rod DeVille
recording: Pro Tools
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