Galveston Local Musician Danny Kristensen, in 1969, (14 at the time) was playing in his garage band “Proper Circle” and signed with Picture Records. Danny met another well-known Galveston Musician, Neal Witwer. The two Musicians hit it off and they soon formed with local musician Phil Ochoa, the band “1900 Storm” and were signed with Texas Revolution Records. Throughout the next decades the “1900 Storm” became one of the most successful rock bands in Texas history. In 1976 Danny joined a group called "Circus" that had a rotating cast of characters including Richard Morant, Bruce Moody, Craig Beasley and drummer Dick Ross. Ross who would later go on to play in Austin bands, the Vendettas and F-Systems before a stint with Joe “King” Carrasco. From 1984 to 1991, Danny (along with Bruce Moody, Ric Plunk, and Rick Richards) formed the group, Private Numbers. The band produced and released three albums, eleven music videos plus two television shows that featured the band's music videos as well as interviews. In 1990, the band wrote and recorded a wake-up song for the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31) that was played on the morning they deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2012, Danny along with Richard Morant, and John McKay formed the Beach Boys tribute/classic rock band "Almost Endless Summer" and performed throughout Houston at festivals and major convert venues.
For 4+ decades, Danny Kristensen's professional approach to his music and his performance has earn him the respect of other local musicians. Lead Guitarist for The Relics Band, Charlie Daughtry said, "Danny was a few years ahead of me in school. When I first started playing guitar in the very early 70's, Danny was already playing in the best bands in Galveston. I always looked up to him. He has been trudging the musical road ever since. One of the highlights of my musical career happened recently when I got to play with Danny and members of The Line Up Band at a tribute to Kenny Cordray, another iconic local musician who passed away recently. Danny is the consummate musician...great voice and great chops. You can't ask for anything more than that!" Texas Singer Songwriter Boo Schaaf recalls "I knew Danny from our Elementary School Days. The year was 1971 when I entered O’Connell Jr. High and the Beatles had just released ( Let It Be ). One afternoon the school had an assembly in the gym. It was Danny who performed a few Beatles tunes. He mesmerized everyone that day by playing the Beatles's songs Something, Imagine and Let It Be . That day his fate was sealed by his legendary performance as a Galveston musical icon . Through the years Danny has continually solidified himself as a top notch performer in our community."
February 2018, Danny Kristensen, joined the Beatles Tribute band, The Fab 5. This was the perfect fit for both Danny and the Fab 5, since The Beatles and their music has been a large part of Danny and his musical career! Joe Baiardi of The Fab 5 said "The Fab 5 was thrilled when Danny joined the group. He works very hard at his craft to reproduce the lead guitar parts of those timeless Beatles tunes exactly as George did."
Danny will once again kick off the Galveston Summer Concert Series, known as "On the SideWalk". Danny will be performing solo. "On the SideWalk" is a FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by 3 Galveston Businessmen - Ronnie Maceo, Robert "Bubba" Donovan and Cruz Cortez, also known as The Coconut Grove Bunch, which is a fundraising group for the Children at Shriner's Hospital here in Galveston.
Free Family Fun, Summer Concerts
presented by The Coconut Grove Bunch
aka Ronnie Maceo, Bubba Donovan, Cruz Cortez
and Maceo Spice & Imports.
Every other Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Sunday June 3rd 1pm - 6pm
Galveston County Fairgrounds