Welcome

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.

 

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!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfYBGvhZepw

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kjs1mM_KmU

 

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!

 

https://www.gofundme.com/tamuv-helping-holly?sharetype=teams&member=304284&rcid=r01-154402792713-244c6f22f89f4e82&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

 

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!!!

Previous events

Dan McCoy - Live & Alone (with special guest Kim Kennedy)

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Mullarkey's Irish Pub, 4110 Erie St., Willoughby, OH 44094

Kim Kennedy brings her uniquely incredible talent to do an opening set before I get down to playing a mix of originals & covers. We might even play some songs together!

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!