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Dan and David Raymer
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Simon & Garfunkle, Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Harry Chapin, Al Stewart, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Beatles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and
(to hear all our songs click on GoToTheMusicPage then on Hi-Fi) Dan (front) and David (standing) perform thoughtful original songs in an acoustic and bass guitar format with harmony vocals. This page has songs written by Dan, who played 12 and 6 string guitar, banjo, and keyboard. David played bass guitar and drum machine. Dan sang lead vocals, both shared the harmony, and David produced/engineered. Original lyrics are on the Music page (or click the "full" links). Songs are all copyright C by Dan Raymer. For some excellent songs written by David, check out Silvertown.
Band/artist history
Dan and David Raymer are real brothers hailing from Los Angeles, California. They are sons of a Navy Test pilot who gave up violin at the age of 6, and an English teacher whose father played trumpet with the Dorsey Brothers and Harry James. Dan and David and three more Raymer brothers grew up playing music - instead of hand-me-down clothes it was hand-me-down guitars. Instead of fighting over chores we fought over chords. We're still at it.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We played for several years at Common Grounds in Northridge, California - an excellent but now defunct student hangout. We've separately been in various bands over the years, but enjoy playing together because we know each other like, well, brothers.
Your musical influences
John Lennon, Simon & Garfunkle, Cat Stevens, Beatles, Harry Chapin, Al Stewart, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Cream, Peter, Paul & Mary, Monkees, the Lovin Spoonful, Kingston Trio, Bruce Cockburn, and believe it or not, Guns & Roses.
What equipment do you use?
Ovation, Gibson and Alvarez guitars. Warmoth and WD custom bass guitars. Yamaha keyboard. Shure vocal microphones. Peavey speakers. Wind chimes.
Anything else?
Would have been nice to become famous singer/songwriters, but real life is pretty good too.
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