Born Daniel Patrick Sheehan, Danno's deep Irish heritage, and being the oldest
of 5 siblings in a typically church-going Irish Catholic family, stood him in good
stead as a young child. However, emerging as a teenager in the early 60's
Danno was to question the beliefs on which his education were established.
Too early as yet (as the hippie movement hadn't started) piano lessons were
compulsory and it was to be Danno's first entry into the world of music. It is
therefore no surprise that when the iconic Shadows emerged on the scene in
1961 that Danno was to make the smooth transition to guitar.
Moving on, the heady days in Cork, with regular visits from Garry Moore and of course the resident master Rory, Danno's unique writing style was evident and as early as 1965 the lyric for 'Why Not' spurted forth reflecting the rebellious spirit yet to come. Danno was by now a support act to top Showbands including Rory and Garry and was honing his passion with various Cork bands.
With a move to London in 1972 he was to settle down in rural Buckinghamshire and marry but was forever writing. 'Sit Down' represents this steady phase of his life. Two beautiful daughters set the scene for 'Unfinished Business' and the realization that he could still craft a song or two.
A stint in Glasgow his band Canvist played many of the blues festivals from Colne to Dundee. Adding the Blues Harp to his many talents and Why Not
Relationships are forever deemed as a challenge and his songs have always come from the heart as he tries to fathom the complexities. 'Back To You' is one such song. A trip to LA with his 'Valley Girl' produced an Americana flavoured ditty written at LAX. A drunken incident at Detroit Airport put an end to that phase of his life, which provided the words for 'The Man I Used To Be'
Now based in London with his Band W3Detour, the album 'Passing Time' is released, and are looking forward to working the festival circuit again this year. It's been a long journey on a rugged and yet enchanted road for Danno, not finished as yet, and the words to 'Unfinished Business' still remain. If asked, Danno would have to admit 'I Didn't Always Get It Right' but one day his soul will rest, the demons will be gone, but hopefully not the writing...