The Daddy Raygun Band is a collective of renowned Toronto musicians that collaborate to produce musical soundscapes for the lyrical musings of their friend Danny Regan. Void of a musical background, Regan‘s somewhat unorthodox song structures rely more on storytelling techniques than traditional songwriting formats. He prefers to paint pictures with words to take the listener on an aural journey.
Bordering on gothic country, Regan speaks on new single, “The One Armed Man” – The majority of my friends are musicians. I am not. I am a storyteller. A writer. I wanted to collaborate with them musically. They challenged me to write a song. I did. They liked it. They agreed to provide the music to my words. The Daddy Raygun Band was formed.
The group shares:
I come from a long line of storytellers and have always been intrigued by dramatic songs that take the listener on a vivid audio journey. My musician friends challenged me to write this particular style of ballad and agreed to provide the musical accompaniment to my words. And thus The Daddy Raygun Band was formed.
Our debut single, “The One Armed Man,” was inspired by the captivating, wildly popular, classic television series, The Fugitive.
It’s a suspenseful cat and mouse story of an honest man wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, perpetually on the run from the unrelenting pursuit of the law.
All the while endlessly searching for that dark, elusive shadow he saw escaping the scene of the crime, “The One Armed Man”.
Our groundbreaking Rayoptics© video was achieved by scouring a wide variety of “public domain” film noir movies for images that would suit the story’s compelling narrative. Unique animation techniques were painstakingly applied to each cell to add visual dynamics, a conspiracy of elements from graphic novels, pulp fiction and classic cinema intertwined to achieve this haunting homage.
The marriage of our alluring song and compelling video provide the perfect vehicle for this fascinating journey into mystery and suspense.
Thank you for taking the time to enter the enigmatic world of “The One Armed Man”.