Dan Gresson (Dead Can Dance)

Dan is a versatile drummer and percussionist working with a wide variety of artists, groups and ensembles. For the last two years he has been drummer for Brendan Perry touring Europe, the USA and Canada. Dan has also performed with Astrid Williamson, promoting her new album Pulse. Later this year Dan will join Dead Can Dance on their much-anticipated World Tour.

A member of innovative contemporary ensemble Icebreaker since 2001, Dan has given concerts all over Europe and North America. Recently the band has been touring Brian Eno’s album Apollo: For All Mankind.

Dan has worked in the studio with V V Brown, Joby Talbot and Michael J McEvoy. He played drums and percussion on McEvoy’s latest album Terra Cognita (Rezzonator Music) and is percussionist for Tom Kersten’s G Plus Ensemble, recording the album Utopia at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. He also plays percussion for JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia Ensemble. 

In London’s West End, Dan is currently deputising on the hit musical Singin´ In The Rain. He was drummer and percussionist for the highly acclaimed Maria Friedman: Re-arranged, and was a regular percussion deputy on the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour for three years. 

As an orchestral percussionist Dan has worked with ensembles such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has been Guest Principal Timpani for Northern Sinfonia and is Principal Timpanist for Birmingham Opera Company.