In this debut episode of Monkeyboy's Six Strings of Smooth, Monkey and Greg perform Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love." He explains fun facts, explodes funner facts and explores Lindsey Buckingham's guitar techniques.
In this installment of "Monkeyboy's Six Strings of Smooth," our host recreates the classic Steely Dan song "Kid Charlemagne". Not only does he cop Larry Carlton's epic guitar solo, he has a go of singing it as well! YRR's freakboardist Mark Bencuya joins in on keys in this dramatic psychedelic production!
Any time is "Mari-time" as YRR's guitarist celebrates perhaps the Yachtiest Song to ever hit the airwaves in his new video. This week on Monkeyboy's Six Strings of Smooth, Mark debuts his solo acoustic guitar arrangement of Christoper Cross' 1981 Grammy-winning hit "Sailing." Monkeyboy has graciously agreed to donate his body to the chum bucket on any future nautical outings.
Directed by Jon Danovic. From YRR's 2020 Release Hot Dads in Tight Jeans.
Directed by Gina Niespodziani A Chorus Films Production Produced by Troy Bieser Line Producer: Meagan Massa Director of Photography: Jordan Pilgrim Post Production by Hey Beautiful Jerk Design, Edit, Animation: Gina Niespodziani VFX: Gina Niespodziani and Mark Szumski Color Grade: Mark Szumski Cartoons: Matt Carr Jr. Special Thanks to Jeremy Baumann and Ryan O'Phelan
"Lady Silence" is the first single from The Burned Over. Video Concept and Editing by Kim Dylla and Mark Dannells. Inspired by a character from the Dan Simmons novel "The Terror", Lady Silence is the daughter of an Inuit shaman who inherits the ability to commune with the Tuunbaq - A fierce polar bear-like beast that was the product of a war between Inuit gods.
Yacht Rock Revue/The Burned Over guitarist Mark Dannells recently recorded some tracks for these insane animations for two new pedals from Fender aimed at Hard Rock/Metal Guitarists. This is a collaboration between Mark, Fender, Hey Beautiful Jerk (video production/animation), Art of Skinner (character design), and Nick Niespodziani. This one is for the Engager Boost Pedal featuring the SHRED DROID!
Yacht Rock Revue/The Burned Over guitarist Mark Dannells recently recorded some tracks for these insane animations for two new pedals from Fender aimed at Hard Rock/Metal Guitarists. This is a collaboration between Mark, Fender, Hey Beautiful Jerk (video production/animation), Art of Skinner (character design), and Nick Niespodziani. This Behemoth inspired clip is for the Full Moon Distortion.
From the solo debut of Butch Walker Left of Self Centered. Yes, that is me wearing a terrible wig in the intro!
The Electronic Press Kit for LA based Ball in 2002. The video features Mark Dannells, Brian Tichy (Ozzy, Whitesnake, Foreigner), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa, Duran Duran), and Michael Devin (Whitesnake).
Yeah, I know...every 12 year old with a whammy bar can smoke me playing "Eruption", but I wanted to demonstrate some sounds from this killer piece of gear. This was all recorded direct to Cubase using the Kemper Profiling Amp. I also utilized some backing tracks from guitarbackingtracks which actually has the original bass/drum/vocals from the original VH recordings, so you can really hear how it sits in a mix.
Here are a few clips I did to demo some cool classic rock type sounds on the Kemper Profiling Amp. In addition to the solo recreations, I did a little improv over the outro of "Kid Charlamagne" just for the hell of it. The Steely Dan backing track is the actual original recording minus guitar and it came from backing tracks.com. The Cream track was soundalike project I worked on a few years ago. The rhythm section consists of Daniel Silvestri on Bass and Mark Cobb on drums.
Live @ The Candler Park Fall Fest in Atlanta, GA on 10/13/12. YRR is joined by legendary guitarist Rick Derringer playing the classic Edgar Winter instrumental.
In 2006, I toured with Skid Row filling in for "Snake" Sabo for a few weeks. This is from Kewadian Casino in Sault St Marie, MI, June 17th, 2006
YRR performs the classic Peter Frampton track with talk box and all! Recorded Live @ The Variety Playhouse 1/14/12.
My version of the classic Doc Watson Bluegrass Tune.
Live broadcast of Elektra/Music Company Artists Brand New Immortals on HBO's Reverb taped @ The Bowery Ballroom in NYC on September 9 2001. The band features Bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train, Rockstar:Supernova, Lynyrd Skynyrd) -Vocalist/Guitarist David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Follow For Now, Solo Artist), Guitarist Mark "Monkeyboy" Dannells (The Greater Vavoom, Butch Walker, Angie Aparo, Skid Row, The Warm Gunns, Yacht Rock Revue) and drummer Kenny Cresswell (Butch Walker).
Cris (Shangri-La) Cox and Mark (Monkeyboy) Dannells -of The Greater Vavoom-portray 2 metal loving infomercial hosts promoting the Dethklok Dethalbum and Season One DVD set in this never aired Cartoon Network [adult swim] produced spot. This clip was written and produced by Barry Mills, who has overseen production for many [adult swim] promotions, and produced shows such as Space Ghost.