Personal music from Dan LaPlaca A.K.A. as Blind Ruckus. I started playing drums at the age of 5. I was playing in active bands by the time I was 13. I love playing live and with other musicians. My love of music motivated me to learn other instruments including Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo and Keyboards. I started taking music theory classes in High School and made learning to write music a priority. At college at Northeastern University in Boston, MA I continued my music skills with theory and technology classes while still being active in local bands. Bands came and went but I continued to write my own music in home studio’s using traditional instruments and more electronic instruments and sounds. My first recordings were made on a 4 track.
Although I create sound for moving pictures and creating sound design, I still love to write rock n roll. My music is inspired by my love of all music, old and new. My influences range from Leadbelly and Blind Willie McTell, Ethnic and folk music to the Butthole Surfers, WEEN and Tom Waits, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and the Replacements. Below are pictures of my studio. I use ProTools and a variety electronic instruments and traditional instruments. I play and create all the sounds and sing every note in my music. I do it all myself. I only do it for the love of doing it. It’s something I have been doing since I was 5 and something I will do for the rest of my life.
Here is a link to my sound cloud site that has all of my personal music. Written, Performed and Produced by me. I can write custom music and you can see some of the music I have done for clients in the Audio Production section.