Press Kit

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Song Samples

All songs written by The Blue Danes.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Catamount Recording Studio.

Produced: Tom Tatman

Engineered: Tom Tatman and Travis Huisman

Mixed: Tom Tatman

Mastered: Travis Huisman

Band Bio

Formed during the breakup of the band Toast, ex-bassist Shaun Courbat and ex-guitarist Frank Hansen partnered with veteran drummer Skip Lowe to form the Iowa Based band The Blue Danes. The Blue Danes will release their debut album Invisible and Untouchable in 2016. The Danes combine element of Brit Pop, Americana, Indie-Rock, Alt-Country and Symphony to create complex soundscapes of memorable melody and groove. Read More



Frank Hansen

Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Synths, Vocals

Frank was born to a musical family in Waverly, Iowa. His grandfather was a travelling Jazz singer, drummer and piano player. His mother sang for the church choir and his aunt was a professional singer. His major musical influences include Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Doors, The Who, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Stone Temple Pilots and Radiohead. As a lifelong student of music and audiophile he states that at some point he has been influenced by everything he’s ever heard. Read More


Skip Lowe


Skip has been playing drums since he was 12-years old and has performed with several musicians and bands for the past 33 years. Skip has been a Studio Musician for 20-years, appearing on 23-LP Recordings. He received 2 Grammy Mentions for his work with the Billy Lee Janey Band in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 the single “Rosalie” by Just Williams rose to the #4 single in the Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQ) top 40. As a Member of No Pain, the group’s release “Sugar Bitch” was named top Iowa Album 1993. Read More

Shaun Jung

Shaun Courbat

Bass, Backing Vocals

Shaun Courbat emerged on the scene nine minutes before Valentine's Day in Waterloo, Iowa. A natural, inborn curiosity led to a childhood full of seeking and exploring which has continued to this day.

His first musical influence was his Grandma Devee and her brother Warren's recordings of folk songs. The influence wasn't so much musical, but more that DeVee & her siblings would get together to play and record music. His dad's 8-tracks of The Beach Boys and the Doobie Brothers completed the soundtrack of his youth. Read More

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Album Covers

Album Cover


"I'm having a great time working on the Blue Danes album. This music is really unique, yet very accessible. Epic songs with very strong hooks!"

-Tom Tatman, producer and mixing engineer at Catamount Recording, Inc.


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