The Dan Band. Courtesy photo
The Dan Band. Courtesy photo

By Victor Carno

Get set for a night of music, parodies and laughs when The Dan Band stops by the Coach House Saturday, April 5.

Known for tongue-in-cheek appearances in such blockbuster movies as Starsky and Hutch, Old School and The Hangover, The Dan Band blends music and laughter into a thoroughly entertaining show. In Old School, the band belted out Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in a wedding scene, and in The Hangover, lent a classic wedding singer-style remix to 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop.”

The Dan Band’s Dan Finnerty said what started as a joke, soon gained attention and popular demand.

“After my last performance in the Broadway show ‘Stomp’ a few of us went to a karaoke bar where I got up on stage and began to sing ‘I Am Woman’ by Helen Reddy as a joke,” Finnerty said.

A few just-for-laughs performances later, he was being asked when and where his next gigs would be. Later being booked as the opening act for the Pussycat Dolls led to movie and television roles.

The Dan Band has since appeared in a Bravo network special, “The Dan Band: I Am Woman” and is currently working on an album for Comedy Central called, “The Wedding Album,” expected to drop this summer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at or by calling 949.496.8930. The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano.

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