About : Danny Weinkauf
Our new album Dinosaurs and Metaphors
is available now wherever you get music!
Hey Everyone, I'm Danny Weinkauf and I'm thrilled that you are checking out my site! This site is dedicated to the songs I've written for kids which started with They Might Be Giants (Including the hit song "I am a Paleontologist") and has moved into my solo family music albums No School Today, Red Pants Band, Totally Osome!, Inside I Shine, and our most recent album Dinosaurs and Metaphors. Samples of the tracks and info can all be found at the other pages of this site. If you'd like to send me a message - there's a place for that too!
For those who might be interested - my professional bio is here:
Danny Weinkauf is a GRAMMY winning composer whose work in the field of film and television music includes writing and producing for shows such as "Sesame Street", “Malcolm in the Middle” (Fox), “Sex and the City” (HBO), “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” (Bravo), “Resident Life”, “Jon and Kate + 8″ (TLC), ABC + CBS Sports, ESPN, History Channel, MTV, Travel Net, Food Net, National Geographic, Direct TV, Disney, The Ellen DeGeneres show, Wedding Band, and many others. As the founder and main composer of Red Pants Music he has provided advertising tracks for Mercedes Benz, Saturn, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, RadioShack, Burger King, All Detergent, Barnes and Noble, Tauck, Big Brothers and sisters, Teddy Ruxpin, Ikea, Kohl’s, Elmer’s, Merck, Payless, and more…
In addition to his composition work, Danny records and tours with the multi GRAMMY winning/platinum selling band They Might Be Giants. His work with TMBG includes writing songs for their children's albums No!, Here Come the 1,2,3s, Here Come's Science, and WHY? (all RIAA Gold certified). During his 22 yrs. with the band, he has recorded many albums and performed extensively throughout America, Europe, and Australia. TV appearances include late night shows with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Kilborn, Craig Ferguson, and Jon Stewart, as well as, MTV, VH1, Blues Clues, and The Disney Channel. Danny has also worked with other groups including GRAMMY nominated band Fountains of Wayne, Academy Award nominated singer Mike Viola, David Mead, Lincoln, Mono Puff, Stephen Fretwell, and the Davenports.
Danny has also worked as a Pediatric Physical therapist with special needs children for 20+ yrs.
Danny lives with his wife, 2 children, and a dog named "Dr. B".