Dana Silvercloud started playing in his family's professional gospel music troupe at age 9. By the time he joined the Navy in his mid 20s, he had already played professionally in three other rhythm and blues bands.
His 24 year Navy career was a rewarding musical journey as unit leader of the prestigious Atlantic Express Band. He has shared the stage with Kool & The Gang, Dave Matthews, Mike Utley & Fingers Taylor, and has opened for The Little River Band, The Average White Band, and The Doobie Brothers, to name a few.
Dana has played in the Hampton Roads based Island Boy Band for the last 10 years. He now also leads his own group, New Direction, with a focus on interplay and creative improvisation. Dana Silvercloud was the recipient of the 2005 Bass Player of The Year Award from M.E.O.N.A.
Dana's aggressive presence onstage showcases the talent of a master musician with the soul and dynamics of a seasoned professional. With all of his talents and abilities, combined with his charm and charisma, Dana is always, in his own words, "looking to bring people together as well as touch the human spirit" through his music, Dana has always strived to "touch a heart & bring a smile".