The Dance Party
The Dance Party
Background Information
Origin Washington, D.C.
Genre Rock
New Wave
Dance Punk
Years active 2005-present
Label(s) HellYa!
Associated Acts Driving East
Beauty Pill
Kevin Bayly
Mick Coogan
Jon Jester
Dave "Moose" Kuehl
Former Members
Danny Hoag
Jeff David
Drew Doucette
Rishi Chakrabarty
Chuck Robarty
Taylor Royle

The Dance Party is an American pop rock band from Washington, DC.[1]


The Dance Party formed in 2005 in College Park, Maryland by singer Mick Coogan, guitarist Kevin Bayly, drummer Jeff David, and bassist Danny Hoag,[1] and soon released their first EP, "The Dance Party EP."[2] After building a reputation in the D.C. area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic[3] for wild partying and huge, over-the-top live performances,[4] The Dance Party self-released their full-length record "Friction! Friction! Friction!" in July 2007.[5][6] 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.[7]

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[7] containing the song "Sasha Don't Sleep." [3]

In 2009, the band signed with HellYa! Records/Atlantic Records [8] and moved to Los Angeles, CA to record their major label debut with Producer Warren Huart.[9]

In 2010, the band released their first mainstream studio album Touch.

Their music has been featured on The Jersey Shore, The Real World, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The Dance Party recently played at CMJ 2010.[10]

Took part in Warped Tour 2011.


  • Mick Coogan – Vocals
  • Kevin Bayly – Guitars
  • Jon Jester – Drums
  • David Kuehl – Bass



  • The Dance Party EP (2005)
  • Tigers (2009)


  • Friction! Friction! Friction! (2007)
  • Touch (2010)


  1. 1.0 1.1
  3. 3.0 3.1
  7. 7.0 7.1

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