ehlers danlos (pronounced “eh-darlos”) is the name of an American musician and singer-songwriter born on December 4, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Danlos grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began playing music when he was 14. Danlos started his career as member of the indie rock band, The Bumblebees, who released two albums on the Independent Music Exchange label.
Danlos’ music was influenced by the works of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin. Danlos and Bumblebees’ songs were very different from the other bands on the label, but the band was the only one that could make a living off of selling records. Danlos’ first live performance was at the age of 15 playing a set of songs on the night that he got his first guitar. He became a member of the band in 2004.
Danlos was the only member of the Bumblebees to survive the massacre that killed a half-dozen band members in a car accident. The band never recovered from this tragedy. They went on tour in support of their most recent album, and it was during one of their tours that Danlos became seriously ill. He died in early 2010.
Danlos’s father is an artist who, like Danlos, has been in a band. Danlos’s stepmother was a professional dancer in the early 2000s. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, and has since returned to dancing. Danlos’s stepmother is currently on tour with Danlos’s band. Danlos’s brother is a professional dancer and he is currently touring with Danlos’s band. Danlos’s sister is a professional dancer as well.
Danlos’ death was officially announced on his MySpace page last Friday.
The details of his death are not yet known.
Danlos’ death may be just the start of a long and tragic list of his life’s accomplishments. Danlos’ father was a very successful dance teacher and choreographer who died of a heart attack in 2012. Danlos was a big fan of his father’s dance company. Danlos also was a big fan of Danlos and his father’s band. Danlos was also in the band with Danlos stepmother in the late 1990s, and then the band got a break.
The Danlos family website states that “his father was a world renowned choreographer and dancer, who died of a heart attack.” Danlos was “the lead singer and songwriter of Danlos and the Danlos Family, a dance group formed by Danlos, his stepmother, and his two brothers. Danlos and the Danlos Family were active during a time when the band was experiencing an identity crisis.
Danlos’s stepmother states that he is also a father of two children. The other child is not known.
Danlos is the son of a world renowned choreographer and dancer, but that’s just one of his many oddities. In an interview with the band’s website, Danlos talks about the birth of his stepson, stating he was “not given a name at birth.