At a young age Daniel J. Engler showed signs of musical intuition. He would bob his head to the tempo of songs on the radio or “dance” around to songs he enjoyed. But surprisingly he didn’t get his chance to play percussion till very later in life.
As life moved on and 5th grade came around for Dan, he picked up the trombone. He went through middle school and the early years of high school playing jazz and classical becoming better and better with his musical talent on t-bone. Right as his Senior year of school was coming around he started playing around with percussion instruments and decided to buy his own starter set. He picked up a job to help support this.
Buying a small Tama starter kit during the end of his Junior year he began to develop his ability. Moving into the middle of his Senior year Daniel showed signs of becoming very profound in his percussion and trombone abilities, including receiving an award from the USMC for his musical talent. He expanded his small six-piece kit to a larger eight-piece and eleven cymbals. Taking after Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy he built up his kit and started to develop his “style”.
He started slow by learning a few mild rock songs, but was easily bored with this. Getting into a larger area he picked up on Dream Theater, Rush, and Avenged Sevenfold. He began learning a few of their harder pieces, (for example Beast and the Harlot, Panic Attack, and Spirit of the Radio), and slowly built up a metal/jazz style. Using this in his freeplays he caught the eye of some fellow musicians.
Starting a Southern-Ohio metal core band named “It’s Okay, We’re All Doctors” Daniel was starting to feel at home. He was reached out to by some blues rock musicians to become their new drummer and he as well took them up becoming a member of "Broken Bullet" as well. Searching around for a new sound, he came across Soultone Cymbals. Falling in love, he became a family member. This leaves us to recent happenings.
R.I.P Dustin G. 5-5-2013
To view his band (BB), follow this link. https://www.facebook.com/brokenbulletband
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