The Dance Party is a pop rock quartet from Washington, D.C. They were founded in 2005 by singer Mick Coogan, guitarist Kevin Bayly, drummer Jeff David, and bassist Danny Hoag, and soon released their first EP, "The Dance Party EP." After building a reputation in the D.C. area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic for wild partying and huge, over-the-top live performances, The Dance Party self-released their full-length record "Friction! Friction! Friction!" in July 2007. In late 2007, the band rounded out their live show by adding keyboardist Drew Doucette of Beauty Pill as a full time member. After the departure of David and Hoag in early 2009, the band added former Driving East drummer Jon Jester to the line up. In 2008, the band recorded an unreleased full-length record with Andros Rodriguez which was later released as the five-song "Tigers" EP in a limited online pressing containing the song "Sasha Don't Sleep." In 2009, the band signed with HellYa! Records/Atlantic Records and moved to Los Angeles, CA to record their major label debut with Producer Warren Huart. In 2010, the band released their first mainstream studio album, Touch.
The Dance Party