John Dane started his musical journey around 20 years ago when he took an interest in learning every Beatles, Rush, and Led Zepplin he could...but on the drums. His uncle Kevin Simon (Poppies 3, Ambush) taught him the rudiments of rhythm and in a short time, he began playing drums with friends around the neighborhood.
In 1987, he joined the Army and hooked up with his first band 'Cutting Loose.' With his friends, John and Al, he learned to play every popular cover rock song known to man. Germany proved to be a great place to play small venues, work out the rough edges, and get comfortable performing in front of large crowds. It took him 5 more years before he would attempt to sing in front of people for the first time, but he figured he better learn an instrument that would be easier on the ear and provide a bit more structure for song writing. So, he taught himself how to play the guitar.
After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1996, he took a job with Amoco Oil and starting writing songs. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998 and started performing around Buckhead and Athens where he started reaching new fans. On a old 8 track, he started laying down tracks for his first CD 'Edge Of The Border' under the name of Frost Point and cultivated a rough demo for selling at the gigs. This CD sold over 1000 copies and helped spawn and even bigger independent release 'Frost Point II' which sold nearly as much. Soon, the fun had to end and he was promoted to a job in New York. He hooked up with fellow local musican Kenny Seemen and played successful local open mics, coffee houses, taverns, and benefit gigs in Long Island, New York. (Kenny Seemen's lead guitar playing can be heard on a 2001 demo CD 'Pick A Number' and is still available)
Through a mutual friend (Patti Morrone) he was introduced to now friend an fellow music producer Tom Cavanagh of Bent Pussycat Records. Together they produced a very succesful independent release 'A Different Kind Of Season' in September of 2002. The CD has sold thousands of discs to date and can be purchased at Bent Pussycat Records, CD Baby, Tower Records, and at his own gigs.Currently, John lives in St. Louis, MO due to BP Amoco cutting back it's staff in 2003. The new CD 'Ricochet Maze' is due out in June 2004. He curently enjoys life playing his music around the country and writing music for other musicians, friends, and other unsigned artists.