Simply Dan are a UK Steely Dan tribute band, created by like-minded musicians who wanted to authentically present the kaleidoscopic sounds of Steely Dan.

The 11 piece band focus on producing the complex harmonies and intricate rhythms of Donald Fagen and his band. Founded in 2016 by Mark Roadnight (lead singer, guitar), Roger Evan (keys), Mark Claydon (drums) and featuring Darren Spicer (guitar) and David McLeod (bass), the players are all experienced world class musicians who have toured, gigged and written songs all over the world. Together, they have a penchant for playing Steely Dan covers, challenging themselves by staying faithful to the original recordings whilst also firmly putting their own stamp on the material.

Simply Dan use a 4 piece horn section to add to the already rich harmonies and sound. Along with two soulful backing vocalists, this Steely Dan tribute band aim to do justice to one of the world’s most interesting and challenging groups ever recorded. Selecting from the entire back catalogue of songs from the early days with Walter Becker through to later influences of Larry Carlton and Steve Gadd, Simply Dan aim to thrill you with an accurate and authentic rendition of their classics!


"Brilliant night - incredible musicians and singers" (Julie H. Facebook Feb 2023)

"Fantastic night on Saturday, woke up with a sore throat! Couldn't have enjoyed it more." (Danny R. Facebook Feb 2023)

"Absolutely blown away by the band tonight at The Electric Theatre. Phenomenal musicianship by all" (Jes. K. Facebook Oct 2022)

"First time seeing you, and you didn't disappoint !!. So much talent on that stage !!. We will see you again. (Debbie S. Facebook Oct 22)

"I was at a great gig last night watching a Steely Dan tribute called SIMPLY DAN, they were amazing with such a tight brass section.." (Jane quoted on Bob Harris 'Sounds of the 70s' BBC Radio Two. Sept 2022)

"Absolutely Brilliant…I've loved Steely Dan for almost 50 years and these guys sound just like them." (Stuart S. Facebook Sept 2022)

"An absolutely superb evening. 😊" (Steve I. Facebook March 2022)

"Blimmin eck these guys are good!" (Kelly M. Facebook Feb 2022)

"Brilliant, fantastic renditions of the tunes" (Michael M. Facebook Feb 2022)

"Amazing tribute brilliant sound!" (John E. Facebook Feb 2022)

"Seen Simply Dan 4 times now, absolutely top draw 🎼👌👋" (Stephen L. Facebook Sep 21)

"Great guitar voicings, a tight horn section, well executed vocals and some tasteful keyboards made the evening worth every penny. Definitely a class act!" (Simon W. Facebook Apr 2019)

"If you haven't seen Simply Dan yet, well you simply must!" (Ray Q. Facebook Oct 2018)

"Great night watching Simply Dan at the Pizza Express in Maidstone last night. If you love Steely Dan then you can't help but love these guys & girls too. Brilliant!!" (Yoka Q. Facebook Oct 2018)

"Watching Simply Dan tonight was pretty amazing. So much talent....thought the roof was actually going to raise 😮." (Stella K. Oct 2017)

"Just saw this amazing band absolutely one of the best gigs I've attended, including The actual Steely Dan in 74...11 (count ,em) musicians and singers absolutely blown away smiles on and off stage thank you guys (and the 2 girls), you rocked!!!" (Steve F. Facebook May 2017)

Dates and times

This event finished on 06 April 2024.


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