As a music director for schools and local theaters around the Boston area for the last 12 years, Danielle is excited to switch things up and step into the spotlight on-stage with Kaleidoscope. In 2013 she graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Music Industry and has worked on over 50 musicals with various theater companies winning the 2019 EMACT DASH Award for Best Musical Director. Danielle thanks Dan and the guys for the opportunity to be a part of Kaleidoscope and can’t wait for the journey to begin!
It was always the drums. That all changed as a young man when Dan listened to Rush for the first time. He needed to play electric bass. A few decades later, which included 4 years of lessons from Boston bass wizard James Mobius, Dan decided to enroll himself in the Boston cover band scene. In the summer of 2016, Dan started his very own cover band – Kaleidoscope.
After ditching any potential athleticism and Ivy league ambitions early in middle school upon nailing Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” on Guitar Hero III (expert mode), Nick embarked on his lifelong journey of shredding lead guitar. Early on, Nick got hooked on everything Randy Rhoads from the first Ozzy records and made his best attempt to replicate everything from stage presence, gear, tone, and playing. Nick still chases this Neverland goal and now, he gets to pay tribute to his childhood hero by ripping “Crazy Train” with Kaleidoscope. Even after growing up and realizing that he probably needs a professional day job, the heavy metal guitar is always on his mind. In more recent years, influences include Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Every Time I Die, and Pantera. Joining Kaleidoscope at the end of 2019, Nick is excited to expand his musical vocabulary and begin a new adventure.
Steve caught the drumming bug at a young age, as he hit pots and pans growing up in suburban New Jersey. After a few bands and a move to Boston, he continued playing many musical styles, including rock, pop, alternative, and even some funk – a perfect fit for Kaleidoscope. Steve plays an electronic kit, and occasionally an acoustic set up.
Having witnessed his older brother begrudgingly slog through piano lessons for years, Jeff opted for sports instead of music lessons during adolescence. It wasn’t until high school that he felt the urge to borrow a friend’s guitar and give it a whirl. Scratching that initial music itch was all it took to change his life from that moment forward. Over the past 20+ years, he has played in and recorded with bands (doing covers and originals) on three continents and believes music is a universal language that moves all kinds of people. Before moving to the Boston area in 2017 from Tallahassee, FL, he played in Driving Lights, Tyrannosaurus Frank, and Mongolian Death Würm. He joined Kaleidoscope in early 2018 and loves playing music that moves people.