Band Beginnings & the Produce Section
The members of Dirtnap met at School of Rock in 2017. The musicians were in middle school when they decided to form a metal band in 2018. The Original members of Dirtnap were: Ever McCarthy (drums), Joe Connelly (guitar), Dexter Giglio (bass) and Dan Furmanski (guitar 2 and vocals). Together, they worked on writing original metal music.
There's been some shuffling along the way. When Dexter moved on to his band Tachyonn, Joe, Ever and Dan recruited Zack Pedicone for bass, then they convinced talented vocalist, Dade Walker to help get them started. Their first gig was supposed to be in High School Park in Elkins Park Music Festival, but since it was raining, they ended up in the produce section of their local grocery!
When Dade entered into his home stretch of High School, they turned to guitarist Dylan McNulty for vocals and they worked on more original music together. December 2019, Dirtnap released their debut album, Apollo Sin. They performed at The Bitter End NYC, Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, Fire Philly, and World Cafe Live.
They were booked at multiple venues, including The Keswick Theater, and were on track to "go big or go home" before live performances came to a screeching halt in 2020 because of the pandemic. The band had no way to keep it going at that time so they headed in different directions and discovered how to make music in other ways. They went from the produce aisle to music producers and started recording their own different styles of music at home.
Fast forward to mid 2021, Dirtnap finally got back together and are better than ever with their original vocalist, Dade Walker. They released their new single on December 24th, 2021 Gone! Recently, Dirtnap have performed at The Landis Theater, Sweeney's Philly, The Nail Ardmore, and Bourré Atlantic City, where they opened for Marcy Playground!
Currently they are in the studio working on new music and looking forward to bigger things on the horizon.