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Cover Band Founded by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise

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It was 1997 when Gary Sinise and Kimo Williams first met and worked together on the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Williams was hired by director Terry Kinney to compose the score for the play and Sinise, a co-founder of Steppenwolf along with Terry Kinney, was playing the role of Stanley Kowalski. It was during the technical rehearsals for the play that Gary and Kimo began to discuss their love for music and after learning of Gary's talents on the bass, Kimo invited him to his home for a jam session. Over the next few years, whenever possible, these two pals would play together with other Chicago area musicians and in 2003, as Gary began what has turned out to be an extraordinary commitment to the USO, it became clear that those early jam sessions had laid the foundation for what would become The Lieutenant Dan Band.

Following one of his many trips overseas to visit those serving our country, Gary asked the USO if they would allow him to take a band with him on a tour. The USO agreed, the band began rehearsing and in February of 2004, The Lieutenant Dan Band hit the road on their first overseas USO tour to Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia. Since those early sessions at Kimo’s house, a few gigs for the troops in the Chicago area in 2003, and that first overseas tour, Gary and the band have played an average of 30-40 shows per year with a good 75 percent of those shows for USO, charities or benefits.

"Lieutenant Dan" is the character Gary portrayed in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. As Gary began visiting troops around the world, people (even little kids) who didn't know him as Gary Sinise, the actor, would recognize him as "Lt.Dan." Those in the military also seem to identify strongly with the character. And so the name for his group was an easy choice: Lt. Dan Band!

Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band cover everything from classics by Stevie Wonder and The Police to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, the Zac Brown Band and much much more. Pop, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul, Country, even tunes from the 40's big band era. There's something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether performing for troops overseas or at a local club, the goal is to have fun and rock the house!

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Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Biography

It was 1997 when Gary Sinise and Kimo Williams first met and worked together on the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Williams was hired by director Terry Kinney to compose the score for the play and Sinise, a co-founder of Steppenwolf along with Terry Kinney, was playing the role of Stanley Kowalski. It was during the technical rehearsals for the play that Gary and Kimo began to discuss their love for music and after learning of Gary's talents on the bass, Kimo invited him to his home for a jam session. Over the next few years, whenever possible, these two pals would play together with other Chicago area musicians and in 2003, as Gary began what has turned out to be an extraordinary commitment to the USO, it became clear that those early jam sessions had laid the foundation for what would become The Lieutenant Dan Band.

Following one of his many trips overseas to visit those serving our country, Gary asked the USO if they would allow him to take a band with him on a tour. The USO agreed, the band began rehearsing and in February of 2004, The Lieutenant Dan Band hit the road on their first overseas USO tour to Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia. Since those early sessions at Kimo’s house, a few gigs for the troops in the Chicago area in 2003, and that first overseas tour, Gary and the band have played an average of 30-40 shows per year with a good 75 percent of those shows for USO, charities or benefits.

"Lieutenant Dan" is the character Gary portrayed in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. As Gary began visiting troops around the world, people (even little kids) who didn't know him as Gary Sinise, the actor, would recognize him as "Lt.Dan." Those in the military also seem to identify strongly with the character. And so the name for his group was an easy choice: Lt. Dan Band!

Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band cover everything from classics by Stevie Wonder and The Police to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, the Zac Brown Band and much much more. Pop, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul, Country, even tunes from the 40's big band era. There's something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether performing for troops overseas or at a local club, the goal is to have fun and rock the house!

Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Videos

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  • How to book Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band?

    Booking fees for Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are The Wild Feathers, The Wallflowers, Kansas, Nicky Romero and Pentatonix. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band for an upcoming event.

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    Gary sinise & The Lt.Dan Band in Okinawa "Purple Haze" - YouTube

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