Welcome to more than just a show - welcome to an experience! An evening to reminisce. A night transporting you back to simpler times when the music had meaning, melody and harmony. Come sing along with every word as part of the DASHBOARD ANTHEM family. Anthemic songs performed as they were back in the day, from bands like Boston, Foreigner, Toto, Styx, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Queen, Aerosmith and more. NOT just another cover band but a precise CASINO STYLE SHOW! Come and experience for yourself what the real difference is!
Dan Coler – Vocals
Jim Plumadore – Guitar/Vocals
Pete Vroman - Guitar
Eric Schwanke – Bass/Vocals
Jason Ellenbogen – Drums/Vocals
Dashboard Anthem is made up of veteran musicians each with over 25 years of stage experience...
As a founder of Dashboard Anthem, Dan is one of the great frontmen to come out of the Albany, NY music scene in the late '80s and early '90s. He is a 30 year rock veteran with countless U.S. and European tours on his resume, having toured with some of the biggest names in rock. Dan is also a certified and experienced sound and recording engineer, working with acts in metal, hip hop, and country. He is the founder and principal of Tier One Talent, and currently manages Dashboard Anthem, along with a number of other world-class tribute bands.
Jim has been active on the music scene for over 30 years between the club circuit and teaching guitar. He started playing at the age of 5 taking keyboard lessons and learning to read music. Jim began learning the guitar at age 10, playing mostly by ear, then going on to study classical guitar in college. His influences cover a wide range of genres including classic rock, metal, jazz and blues.
Pete has been performing, writing, recording, and melting faces with his guitar playing since the '80s. Pete attended Berklee College of Music where he studied guitar with John Petrucci, then relocated to Austin shortly thereafter. While living in the 'Live Music Capital of the World' for 12 years, he learned a great deal from Austin's resident 'Guitar Mafia'. Pete also played hundreds of shows throughout Texas and the Southwest with original acts, recording with many of them. He has performed at Austin's prestigious SXSW Music Festival several times. Since returning to Upstate New York in the fall of '99, Pete has placed highly in many Reader's Polls, appeared twice on the cover of Metroland magazine, and has performed across New England with some of the most popular acts of the region. He is now pleased to be performing with Upstate NY's powerhouse casino rock anthem showcase Dashboard Anthem! Since the spring of '18, Pete has been enjoying recreating some of the best Classic Rock songs and guitar parts ever recorded, alongside some of the area's best talent.
Pete uses: Gibson and Fender guitars, Marshall amplification and cabinets, VOX cabinets, Celestion and Vox speakers, Elixir Nanoweb strings, GATOR cases, and several classic rock era-appropriate effects.
Eric has been dropping ill-fitting wall decorations and loose change from tables in venues throughout the Northeast and beyond for over 25 years. Classically trained on piano as a child, his first bass was a gift on his 16th birthday. Although heavily influenced by rock and metal, Eric can also be seen supporting local jazz, r&b, funk and fusion projects. Eric is excited to be onstage with Dashboard Anthem, playing the music he grew up listening to through his older brother. As a go-to bassist for tone and accuracy, Eric plays Fender and Ken Smith basses through SWR and Epifani amplification.
Jason has been playing in bands in the Northeast for over 25 years as drummer, guitarist, bassist and lead singer. Starting out on piano, he also played violin and trumpet, but from age 3 all he really wanted was a set of drums, playing on books, shoeboxes and Tupperware until finally getting his own kit at age 15. Jason’s drumming was brought up on 70’s and early 80’s rock, being heavily influenced by John Bonham, Neil Peart, Phil Collins and Stewart Copeland, while vocal harmonies take pages out of The Beatles’, The Bee Gees’ and The Eagles’ books.
"SO GREAT!!! A night out with the band Dashboard Anthem at The Hermitage in VT HOLY COW... these guys are FANTASTIC!"
Ashleigh Banfield - CNN Journalist, Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield
"Awesome freekin' show - had a blast and what a great band, just AWESOME!!! You sucked me in till the end - awesome front man, drummer is killer, and guitarist and bassist incredible fo-sho!!!"
Stephen T., January '20
"You guys were on fire! Great set of tunes, great sound, just awesome!"
Kevin D., January '20
"Congrats to yet another band that I have personally seen grow and expand their popularity and venue size...Dashboard Anthem...packed house at Rivers Casino Saturday night...and each and every player left it all on the stage!! Bravo!! Heard it more than once in the packed house..."Best Band ever performed here!"
Gene C., July '18
"The first time I saw DA live they were playing a festival in LG, at the SAVE Festival, and they made a tremendous and lasting impression!! I was waiting for my band to play and hanging with the guys from Chicago Total Access, a tribute band that was headlining the show, and we were all groovin' with every song - singing along and shaking our heads in total amazement!!"
"Dashboard Anthem totally nailed everything they played!! They started with Rush then moved on to Styx, Eagles, Journey, Cheap Trick... amazing job!!!!
Daryl Jeffords, drummer for Funk Evolution, August '16
"Great band, full sound, extremely tight! Outstanding song picks and all around fun time with this band... vocals were killer and opened with something from Moving Pictures - I was psyched to be there to hear it! Nice job in 'Vliet yesterday gents."
Thomas C., September '17
"You guys are awesome. Saw you at the Rustic Barn, best live band I have seen. Great music."
Keith A., January '18
"Was a great show, hands down the best rock band local and the songs you guys play sound just like that band is on stage :)"
Ron Y., February '18
"This was my first Dashboard Anthem show and it definitely won't be my last. Friends had told me how good the band is, and you certainly lived up to the hype. Keep up the great work."
Steven C., February '18
Don't Look Back
Any Way You Want It
Feels Like the First Time
Cold As Ice
Blue Morning, Blue Day
Roll With the Changes
Riding the Storm Out
Keep On Loving You
Dance the Night Away
Sweet Home Alabama
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Hold the Line
Smoke On the Water
I Want You to Want Me
Blue Oyster Cult
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
The Spirit of Radio
Blue Collar Man
Carry On My Wayward Sun
Dust In The Wind
Life In The Fast Lane
Take It Easy
Stairway to Heaven
Fool In the Rain
Another Brick In the Wall
We Are the Champions
Born to Run
Detroit Rock City
Highway to Hell
In the Air Tonight