Welcome to the online home of Willoughby, OH musician Dan McCoy. Tool around a bit and check out where he'll be playing, what projects he's up to and other kind of mischief he may be into.



The new single, "Believe," is now up on YouTube & will be available at digital outlets very soon! Click the picture below...


New Single 

I'm excited to announce my new single, Believe, has been delivered from the mastering plant & will be available on digital formats in the very near future! The song was recorded at Closed Studios in Willoughby, OH by Jerome Cylin with Ned Rieke on drums, Rick Pflueger on bass & yours truly on the guitars & vocals. Additional recording was done at my home studio. A photo shoot is being set up for the cover art work & once that's all done and agreed upon the song will be sent to digital platforms with a release date announced soon there after. 

New Music on the Horizon 

As you may or may not know the Standing 8s & I are in the midst of recording a new album. It will be a 6 song EP & I'm hoping to have it available in the fall. A couple weeks ago I was in Bristol, VA to record 3 songs direct to vinyl at the Earnest Tube. Not sure what I'll be doing with those recordings but they will be available soon in digital format. After Bristol I headed to Nashville where I had the honor of sitting in with Ken Pengal's band at the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Broadway. Having only met the musicians the second I walked on stage I had to call out songs that were somewhat universal so Night Moves & American Girl it was. HAHA. Videos for both are below as well as a shot of me recording to vinyl. Enjoy!






A Riding I Will Go 

For those interested in donating to good causes & giving me more excuses to ride my bike(s), below are the 3 fundraisers I'll be participating in this summer. Feel free to donate to any or all. Each of these causes are near & dear to my heart. 

June - https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/DanielMcCoy 

July - https://give.ccf.org/fundraiser/1826442 

August - https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/OHABikeEvents?px=17489511&pg=personal&fr_id=30227


A Helping Hand 

Earlier this year my dear friend, Holly, got a breast cancer diagnosis. She has had surgery & although they got all the cancer out she has had some setbacks with her insurance/doctor. I started a GoFundMe page to help her out & if you would like to donate please follow the link below. I thank you in advance & know Holly & her family GREATLY appreciate the support!




Dan McCoy & the Standing 8s to play Seger's "Live Bullet" 

Sept. 22 is fast approaching & you may say to yourself, "So what? That day has no significance." Oh, but it does my friend. That is the night the lads in the 8s & I will be playing Bob Seger's classic "Live Bullet" album in its entirety! It's going to be a great night of rock & roll that you won't want to miss. The locale is Beal's Pickles & Pints in Willoughby, OH. I'm also excited to announce we have an opener for that show. Parker Rieke will be doing a half hour solo acoustic set. Get there early & see what this young man is bringing to the table. Come on out!