Bio

Dan Miraldi is a Cleveland-born, New York City-based singer and songwriter.  Best known for his power-pop and retro rock-inspired works like “Record Collection” and “Woke Up Naked,” the two-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist spent the first part of the covid-19 pandemic recording and releasing two acclaimed homespun folk records, Mood Music For Introverts and its sequel More Mood Music. However, as the world continued to get crazier Miraldi’s muse arrived with a darker more aggressive sound. 2021 finds him unveiling 15 Minutes of Fury, a garage proto-punk record.  “I had some demons to let out,” Miraldi explains, “We’ve all been scared and frustrated by the division in the world and the threat of the pandemic.  I had left 2019 in rough shape.  I wanted to first reflect and make quiet music.  Then I eventually hit a wall and I needed guitars and I needed to shout.”

 

Working socially distanced, Miraldi employed the guitar heroics of Cleveland’s Ray Flanagan and the North Carolina-based rhythm section of Jeremy Radio and Dominic Geralds.  He adds, “I knew Jeremy and Dom from their work with John Mark McMillan.  With their tour cancelled, they had been posting great drum and bass covers of Clash songs. I reached out and sent them some tracks I had been working on in my apartment.  Their performances were incredible.  I knew I needed to bring Ray in to tie it all together with his fantastic lead guitar playing.”  Miraldi views this EP as an emotional catharsis that he needed to make.  “This record is not for everyone. It’s abrasive. There are the big riffs and the energy of the instrumentals, but I dig into some emotionally heavy things on a few tracks – mental health and feelings of anxiety and isolation.   I hope that if someone is going through the feelings I’ve been processing that they hear this record and feel less alone.”

   

After years of songwriting, recording and DIY van tours, Dan Miraldi is a musical journeyman who can already look back on an adventure-filled career. He has shared show bills with an eclectic bunch of performers such as J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, the Wailers, Wild Feathers, the Trews, Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, Beatle offspring James McCartney, Family of the Year, Welshly Arms, Ari Hest, Blackalicious, the Cool Kids, Fiery Furnaces, and even Wang Chung. “I Iove making music and performing. It’s something I need to do and I don’t know how to stop. I keep pressing on and hope that the best is still to come.”