Trumpet player Dan Gooch always found it a shame that he couldn’t sing when he played his instrument. Now singer-songwriter Dan Gooch has a hard time deciding what to play while he sings. Sometimes he still wishes it was the trumpet.
His debut album Your Roots Still Run Deep (independently released, 2013) presents a solution to this dilemma. With some studio magic, Dan can play lots of instruments (including brass) and sing at the same time. The album features a mix of indie folk ballads and barn burners with a prominently featured brass quartet. The result is music that one could describe as Brass Roots.
Dan Gooch studied Jazz trumpet at the University of Toronto. Since then he has honed his multi-instrumentalist skills and diversified his genres. Dan has played trumpet and keyboards with many songwriters and bands in the Toronto area including Emily Jill West, Mike Butlin, The Minotaurs, Two Roads Home, Cedar Strippers and various jazz groups. Dan is also a music educator who teaches in the public school system and out of his home studio in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. In 2011, Dan took to writing his own songs and singing them.
You can find Dan Gooch arduously deciding which instrument to play at clubs in and around the Toronto area.