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.


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!


Thank you to my supporters for fighting cancer! 

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that donated to my Velosano ride (that happened this past Saturday). This year I rode in honor of my dear friend Holly Suchland who will be having surgery this Friday. Thanks to your generosity I was able to raise $1500 for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic. Lots of love & appreciation to the following folks... 

Melissa Burkett, Dan King & Sally King, Renee Bedenk, Kathy Beda, Ryan Chambers, Margaret Beder Skinder, Eric Hanson, Tom Federico, Ray Webb, Michael O'Brien, Russell Bickert, Christina Harrington, Diane M. Beatty, Joe Levstik & Melissa Levstik, Dan Budreo, Sarah Bloom Anderson, me mum Bonnie Leskovac, James Curtis Smith, Alli Milburn, Jennifer Ersek, Rich Harmon & Brittney Elizabeth. 

Donations are still be accepted through October so if you'd like to throw a few more bucks towards the cause shoot me a message & I'll send you the link. My goal is/was to raise $2000 & every little bit helps. 100% of the money goes to finding a cure. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!

New Video 

Howdy! As you may or may not know the Standing 8s & I will be playing Bob Seger’s Live Bullet album on Sept. 22 at Beal's Pickles n Pints in Willoughby, OH. Last night was our first practice for that show. Here’s a sneak peak...




DTW Songwriter Showcase #3 

The DTW Songwriter Showcases are quickly becoming a hit! This month's guests are Kevin Conaway & Seth Ohm. Here's the scoop...


Kevin Conaway is an ASCAP-registered singer/songwriter with several hours-worth of original material. Kevin draws a lot of influence from alternative rock bands and artists such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Oasis, Jimmy Eat World, Howie Day, and Guster, along with just a touch of classic and progressive rock influence from bands like Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. With a combination of intelligent lyrics, strong melodies, and infectious hooks, Kevin crafts songs that are bound to be stuck in your head long after hearing them.


Seth Ohm Band is story telling at its finest. North East Ohio raised, Seth spins stories of the journey of life, love and finding oneself. He bears all he is thinking and feeling, yet leaves room for interpretation. There are two versions of the band. The southern rock band (Seth Ohm Band, SOB) and the acoustic band (Seth Ohm Band Acoustic Experience, SOBae).


Previous events

Lake Humane Rescue Rock Off (w/the Standing 8s)

Willoughby Brewing Company, 4057 Erie St., Willoughby, OH 44094

Join Lake Humane Society and Ganley Subaru East for our 9th Annual Rescue Rock Off, on Sunday, March 3rd at Willoughby Brewing Company located in Downtown Willoughby. Rescue Rock Off is a fundraiser, which features five live performances by local bands who are donating their time for the cause. The event also includes: delicious food, an auction with an assortment of amazing baskets and prizes, a 50/50 Raffle with 2 chances to win hundreds of dollars, door prizes and much more!

Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase online only starting January 1st.

VIP tickets are also available ahead of time ONLY! VIP tickets are $50 and include 2 drink tickets, reserved seating and early admission.

The ticket includes admission to the event and access to the all-you-can-eat buffet. The buffet is filled with a variety of delicious appetizers provided by Willoughby Brewing Company. Soda, tea and water are also included. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

Come on out for a rockin' Sunday Funday and support the homeless animals of Lake County! All of the proceeds of the event benefit the injured, abused and abandoned animals at Lake Humane Society, a private, non-profit animal shelter that has been serving Lake County for nearly 80 years!

Private Event

House Show.

CLE Songwriter Series

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CLE Urban Winery, 2180B Lee Rd., Cleveland, OH 44118

On the third Thursday of each month, a small group of local songwriters will have an opportunity to perform to the patrons at CLE Urban Winery. The event also serves as a live recording session, and after the event, each artist will be given recordings of their live performance. This is a unique experience for artist and audience alike. Come out and experience a small taste of Cleveland's great original music scene.

This month's lineup is: Angelle Sheridan Dan McCoy Taylor Lamborn Tom Adams

Benefit for Victims of Human Trafficking

Prince of Peace Church, 193 Reynolds Rd., Mentor, OH 44060

Benefit for STOP (Stop Trafficking Of Persons) Bands featured are Erin Bolyard, Dan McCoy & the Standing 8s, Denny Carleton, Greg Simmons & Colleen O' Leary, Pieces of Eight & In Cahootz.

All proceeds go to the Harriet Tubman Movement, a local organization that directly aids trafficking victims from our area. harriettubmanmovement.org

Chili, Hotdogs, Mac & Cheese, Baked Potatoes & desserts will be available for a donation.