Acoustic Asylum is a place for us to explore all kinds of musical vibes that
excite and challenge us. Here, we're free to play without studio tricks,
without a bunch of pedals or synthesizers... just free to make grooving organic music.
Each of us brings decades of study, hours of inspired listening and our natural
good humor to make music that's fun to play, fun to listen to and
stretches boundaries without offending the listeners' sensibilities.
You'll hear influences from Jazz, Funk, Klezmer, Americana and Pop
all mashed up by some of Los Angeles's finest musicians.
We're not sure if we're finding "Asylum" or in an "Asylum."
Either way, we bring our audience along with us.
Dan Radlauer-Accordion, Vocals, Producer
Dan is an award winning composer for TV, Film and Commercials. His compositions have been
heard on every Network and inhabited continent. You can see his full CREDITS HERE.
The idea for Acoustic Asylum came after working in the studio with these amazing musicians on film and TV scores and hearing them play with mastery in so many styles. He wanted to create a project that got these great studio and touring musicians in their pure form. A setting where their talents could shine through without studio tricks or other distractions (all the tracks are recorded "en masse" in the studio with a minimum of overdubs). Like these great musicians, Dan works in many genres and therefore draws on many influences for the music of Acoustic Asylum.
Carl Verheyen-Guitar, Vocals
In his 50-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 14 CDs and 2 live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 30 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Verheyen has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene. Carl has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
Dave has been a fixture in the LA Studio scene performing on records, movies, jingles, television productions, as well as touring and recording with artists such as Colbie Caillat, the Mark-Almond Band, Burt Bacharach, Gino Vannelli, Phil Collins, Carl Verheyen, Manhattan Transfer, Bruce Hornsby, David Benoit, and many others.
Los Angeles studio Woodwinds player and composer, Mark Hollingsworth draws on the experience of his work with artists including Stevie Wonder, Santana and Luther Vandross to create an upbeat and sophisticated collection of music full of depth and soul. In Acoustic Asylum, Mark gets to show his amazing Clarinet and Baritone Sax chops.
Gordon Peeke-Drums (not pictured)
Gordon has played drums and percussion with many famous artists such as The Woody Herman Band, The Stanley Clarke-George Duke Project, Jeffrey Osbourne, Isaac Hayes, Michael Jackson, DEVO, and The Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has played Broadway shows such as Sister Act, Spamalot, Flower Drum Song, Mask, Stormy Weather, and Drowsy Chaperone. Gordon has played on over seventy major movie soundtracks.....mostly for Mark Mothersbaugh.
(We wish previous drummer John Mader all the best as he goes on a 1 year tour with "Hamilton")
A native of Brazil, Luis founded the only Brazillian Mahavishnu Orchestra cover band, touring with the Comboio Big Band and playing with Choro musicians. Luis holds his Double bachelors in Violin Performance from Campinas State University, Master of Music in Violin Perfromance from both University of Southern Mississipi and University of New Mexico where he attended on full assistanship and scholarship awards. Luis has taught everything from introductory violin, to undergraduate violinists ,coached and organized jazz combos, instructed orchestras and taught at the Mastery level.