Born in Annapolis, MD
Dan Clemens has been playing bass since the age of 13. A 1989 graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has performed in bands throughout the United States. In 1993 he formed “Waterworks” which received the Budweiser Best Unsigned Band sponsorship for the next two years.
Clemens has also recorded Radio and Television jingles along with independent music CD’s. He has toured with the Virginia Opera and performed with the Virginia Symphony and Chorus. His bands have opened up for various musical acts including Fleetwood Mac, Little Feet, Del Amitri , The Romantics, and The Hooters. Clemens has also performed with Elliot Easton of The Cars and Robbie Krieger of The Doors. A bass player with The Music Of Led Zeppelin since it’s beginning he has played with symphonies in several cities such as Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Toronto, Long Island, and Jacksonville.
What equipment/instruments do you use?
"I currently use a Music Man bass
with a Sans Amp pre amp. I also use a 1973 Fender Jazz Bass."
Who are some of your musical influences:
"Paul McCartney was who I always tried to figure out when I first got started.
I would also listen to Zeppelin and work through John Paul Jones's bass lines.
I enjoy the great jazz and funk players too, like Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark,
and Marcus Miller."
Tell us about "The Music of Led
Zeppelin" show and how it impacts you:
"I have been a Zeppelin fan since I started playing music. To hear the music
being played fully orchestrated is an awesome experience. It is also a pleasure
to play with a great band, (with a kick ass lead singer), and extremely talented
orchestras. The biggest thrill though is to watch the audience reaction during
the concert. People love this music."
What's on your IPod?:
"My iPod has Zeppelin of course. I also
have The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, and other classic rock. Currently
I have been listening to some bands that came out in the 90's such as Jellyfish,
The Toadies, and Green Day."