Studio Owner | Drummer | Multimedia Producer | Traveler
On October 1st , 2011, Drummer/Multimedia Producer, Gary Dann opened The Boom Room Studio in Philadelphia as a home for his music and for his extended family of diverse artists to freely create. Dann has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe playing drums for the Grammy-award winning hiphop pioneers Digable Planets and since 2005 has engineered, co-written, and co-produced music for one of the Planets’ founding member solo projects; Cee Knowledge and The Cosmic Funk Orchestra. In 2010 he also played drums for legendary hiphop duo Camp Lo. He has also played drums, engineered, co-written, and co-produced for the singer, Jaguar Wright, who famously sang with The Roots and Jay-Z for MTV unplugged.
Gary is currently the drummer for the live global house music collective Worldtown Soundsystem. Gary’s personal studio projects also include being co-founder, co-producer, writer, and performer of an eclectic rock/hiphop jazzy studio production duo called Advanced Mechanisms.
Fraction Theory, Dann’s brainchild, a drummer/DJ duo with producer/DJ Nex Millen mixes samples of traditional folk music with live drumming and turntablism. The duo’s debut, a mainstage performance to an audience of 15,000 at the 2009 Philadelphia Folk Festival was decribed as “showstealing” and “one of the best mainstage moments” of the festival by John Vettese at The Philadelphia City Paper. Dann has also toured and recorded as the drummer for the electro-psychedelic band Gemini Wolf, which has four releases on the earSnake record label.
"Gary Dann’s journey from the bedroom to the Boom Room" - by John Morrisson (XPN The Key)
"The High Key Portrait Series" - by Josh Pelta-Heller (XPN The Key)
"Isolation Drills" - by Chris Sikich (Magnet Magazine)
Chief Audio Engineer
Eric “Sophic” Bogacz grew up on the north side of Chicago and became immersed in music from a young age. Classically trained from third grade on and jumping between musical scenes from Punk Rock to Hip Hop. He has spent years taking notes on how other producers and engineers applied their trade, and using the techniques to refine his own craft. At his time at The Boom Room since 2016, Eric has worked with everyone from world touring Grammy Award winners to beginners that are in a studio for the first time. He treats every session with the same attention to detail, patience, and professionalism.
Please take a listen to Stereo League’s album “A Light On Each Side” which is produced, recorded, and mixed by Eric.
Teyanna "Tee" Stone is a Creative, Storyteller, and Multimedia Producer based in and from Philadelphia, PA. She grew up with her family loving music, film, television, and comic books. As she got older, Teyanna pursued her passions of storytelling by gaining skills and knowledge surrounding media and content. She specializes in music and audio production, creative writing, video production, and graphic design.
Teyanna has been a part of various productions and events. Her experience ranges from performing in and producing virtual performance shows, mixing live sound at live jam sessions, filming footage at live concerts, and editing clips together for videos on social media. You can check our more information at her website by clicking here.