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Dan Buerkle

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Hi from Dan B! Ready to Rock... and Swing! This weekend! 
Member since 2011

About Me

I’m Dan Buerkle, and I’ve been a drummer since I got my 1st snare drum at age 6. 41 years later, I’m still rocking out and jazzing it up. I got started on my own, but participated in school music programs (drum lessons, concert/ jazz/marching bands, chorus) from 3rd thru 11th grade. I took private drum lessons when I was 12-13 yrs old. I’ve played in many local bands since age 15.

I studied Electrical Engineering at Stevens Inst of Tech and Virginia Tech, and received my BSEE from Va Tech (1985). I have worked as a computer engineer for over 25 yrs, mostly for a very large and prominent computer systems/services corporation w/ a 3-letter acronym for a name.

I also dabble w/

  • guitar (rhythm mainly, but some electric lead),
  • bass (love stuff like LedZep Ramble On, What is,etc but only practice occasionally)
  • been picking up piano/keyboard for a few yrs.

I am married to a beautiful wife and we have 3 wonderful grown kids (we got married young).

I gigged w/ bands in High School, then just jammed thru college. I played out in bar bands again in 1995-96. Then I played acoustic vocal-harmony-centric music w/ my kids during the 1st half of the 2000’s, playing guitar, bass and singing. Since 2005, I have been in several gigging bands as follows:

  • A woman-fronted pop/classic-rock/country band (05-06)
  • A successful classic-rock bar band (name: Heritage, loc: Endicott, NY; ’07-09)
  • Tailor Made, a highly successful CNY-regional hot-new-country & classic-rock band.

I still LOVE to ROCK and WOW a big crowd from a nice stage w/ a great sound system!


Experience & Education


  • Drummer, singer for Tailor Made band
    June 2009 to Present (over 10 years)

    See my bio for more info and links to this band. I've drummed for many cover bands, and also school/community jazz bands and the pit band for a McGraw School musical.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering (computer concentration) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    1983 to 1985 (2 years)
  • n/a in Electrical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology
    1981 to 1983 (2 years)