- Glendale, CA
- Middle Eastern Entertainment
- Travels up to 120 miles
Middle Eastern Arabic Band Music Video T.V. commercial musicians Doumbeck/Tabla/, Oud, Arabic Flute (Nay) player, belly dancer to a full Middle Eastern 5 piece band Keyboards, Drummers, Singer, Zurna and Violinist or even a Zaffa group. We have many options to go over depending on the show YOU want !!! We can play with a small group or a full band playing old classics to the newest hits on the Middle Eastern Charts !!!!!! Hope to make your event a beautiful memory !!!!
What I appreciated most about Danny's professional service was his attitude. I booked Danny (who brought along two other incredible musicians) literally less than 24 hours before the event. It was my father's birthday and at the last minute, we realized it would be very special if we could hire live music entertainers. I contacted Danny and he immediately responded and helped me to configure the best deal for my budget. He was open to requests and definitely impressed every guest. Danny and his ensemble were extremely professional and truly of world-class talent and caliber. We will most definitely be hiring Danny and company for our next event.
I hired Danny for a Moroccan themed party to play acoustic background music. He brought a three piece band with flute , drum, violin, and oud. They were very professional, arrived on time, and were very easy to work with. Their music was exactly what I expected and what the party required.
He assured me that he could gather a band of almost any scale to play a wide variety of genres.
I will hire him again.
Price Range: $275.00-$3,000.00
Languages: Arabic, English, Persian, Spanish, Hebrew
Phone Number: Call
Danny Shamoun's musical journey began in his childhood home in Detroit, Michigan, where the sounds of Arabic, Turkish and Greek music first sparked his love for rhythm and melody. He got his first drum set at age four, and some years later, his older sister exposed him to her tape collection, which ranged from old Motown to Metal. These eclectic influences fed his passion further and he dedicated his days to practicing drums, adding included doumbeck, djembe and congas to his repertoire of instruments. In the years to follow, Danny began playing Greek clubs in the Detroit area while working at a local recording studio.
In 2004, Danny relocated to Los Angeles to pursue music. He immersed himself in the scene, working as a percussionist with Middle Eastern musicians like Joseph Krikorian and Andy Madadian. One night, in Oakland, Danny was invited on stage at a System of a Down concert by drummer John Dolmayan. This moment would mark the beginning of Danny's relationship with S.O.A.D. guitarist and songwriter, Daron Malakian.
Shamoun soon found himself working with Scars on Broadway, Malakian's new project. He recorded keyboards and percussion on their debut, self-titled album (Interscope, 2008). The band toured the US and Europe in support of this record and have shared stages with the likes of Metallica, Deftones and The Raconteurs, to name a few. In 2009, they travelled to Iraq and Kuwait to play eight concerts for the US troops, a rare opportunity for Danny to both show support for his country, and pay homage to his Middle Eastern roots.
Since then, Shamoun has played live and recorded with musicians like Billy Ray Cyrus, Trey Spruance, Klaus Badelt, Werner Herzog,Eugene Hutz, Deftones, Roy Mayorga, Diana Karazon , Guy Manoukian and Shadi Jamil. He has also toured the West Coast with The Wailers as percussionist with the Al Anderson and Junior Marvin line up. He resides in Burbank, California, and continues to work with Scars on Broadway and various artists in a wide range of genres from all over the globe. Along with booking shows in the Los Angeles Area