This eleven-piece line-up of musicians, who have performed with a diverse mix of artists nationally and worldwide, are united in their love of the music of Steely Dan – faithfully harnessing the jazz, pop and R&B influences of the now legendary Walter Becker and Donald Fagen sound.
Made up of a 4 piece horn section, 2 guitars, 3 vocalists, keyboards and a bass and drums rhythm section, Simply Dan produce a wonderful tribute to the genius of Steely Dan – with the right balance between being respectful to the original recordings and firmly putting their own stamp on the material.
Blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, Steely Dan enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, and in 1974 retired from live performances to become a studio-only band. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies".