COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: SPIDER ROCKETShttp://www.midnighteternal.com, www.rockofagesbandnj.com, www.riverabomma.com, www.spiderrockets.com
Dan Prestup discovered his passion for drumming at the age of ten. From drum lessons to playing with local bands, Dan went on to study at the Drummers Collective in NYC.
He won the World’s Fastest Feet contest in 2005 at the Namm convention in Indianapolis. He has done drum clinics including one in Bermuda where he got hooked on SABIAN Cymbals. He has recorded with several bands, does session work, and currently records and has toured nationally (including Vans Warped Tour) with his band Spider Rockets. During his downtime Dan teaches and spends his time in the studio.
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BORN IN (city): Pequannock Township, NJ
LIVES IN (city): Middletown, NJ
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S): Midnight Eternal, Rock Of Ages Band NJ featuring Constantine Maroulis, Rivera Bomma featuring Mike Lepond of Symphony X , Spider Rockets, Dawn Of Dreams
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Buddy Rich, Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Joe Nevolo, Gene Hoglan, John Bonham, Mike Mangini
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Midnight Eternal EP, Spider Rockets “Bitten”
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Metallica’s Black Album, Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast”
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Winning the 2005 NAMM World’s Fastest Drummer Competition for Fastest Feet, Signing with Sabian
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 19” AA Metal Crash, 14” AAX Hi-hats, 10″ AAX Splash