Danny Weinkauf is a Grammy winning songwriter and long time bassist for They Might Be Giants. In 2014 Danny released his 1st album for kids and families called No School Today. That same year he put together Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band which has toured all over the US playing everywhere from local museums to the Lollapalooza festival. He has released 5 albums which have received awards from NAAPA, Parent’s Choice, International Songwriting Competition, and Fids and Kamily. Many of his songs have been in regular radio rotation world wide from Sirius XM Kids Place Live to Kinderling in Australia. His new album “Words” is his 1st themed album and he is very excited to team up with 8lb Gorilla records for this release.
In addition to his solo work, Danny records and tours with the multi GRAMMY winning/platinum selling band “They Might Be Giants”. His work with TMBG includes writing songs for their children's albums No, Here Come the 1,2,3s, Here Come's Science, and WHY? (all RIAA Gold certified). During his 18 yrs. with the band, he has recorded several albums and performed extensively throughout America, Europe, and Australia. TV appearances include late night shows with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Kilborne, Craig Ferguson, and Jon Stewart, as well as, MTV, VH1, Blues Clues, and The Disney Channel. Danny has also worked with other groups including GRAMMY nominated band “Fountains of Wayne”, Academy Award nominated singer Mike Viola, David Mead, Lincoln, Mono Puff, and Stephen Fretwell.
Danny's work in the field of film and television music includes writing and producing for shows such as Sesame Street, Disney, Nick Jr., Malcolm in the Middle (Fox), Sex and the City (HBO), Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo), Resident Life, Jon and Kate + 8 (TLC), ABC + CBS Sports, ESPN, History Channel, MTV, Travel Net, Food Net, National Geographic, Direct TV, The Ellen DeGeneres show, and many others. As the founder and main composer of Red Pants Music he has provided advertising tracks for Mercedes Benz, Saturn, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, RadioShack, Burger King, All Detergent, Barnes and Noble, Tauck, Big Brothers and sisters, Teddy Ruxpin, Ikea, Kohl’s, Elmer’s, Merck, Payless, and more…
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Danny would like to express sincere gratitude to all the artists that contributed to this project. Your generosity and collaborative spirit was genuinely inspiring.
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