The Big Sky Project

The Band

    Dan Prolago

    Guitar/Mandolin/ Harmonica/Lead Vocals - Dan has been playing music since the age of six. His musical career has taken him through several acts before founding The Big Sky Project. Dan has given hundreds of live performances. As a teenager and younger performer he entered and won several talent contests throughout Ohio. In 2003 he had a television interview with WTOV9 for a benefit performance, has had write ups in several newspapers throughout Ohio including The Springfield Newspaper, The Herald Star, the Other Paper, and the Blues Paper. Dan has also performed regionally in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina and on the same stages as John Lee Hooker, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Marshall Tucker, Jack Cassidy, and David Allen Coe. He continues to write record, and perform.

    Sam Manzella

    Bass/Backing Vocals - Sam's enthusiasm for song writing and music in general has contributed a lot to the development of the band. Sam's melodic styling glues the backbeat to the harmonies with a thick warm drive. His backing vocals can be heard throughout the band's songs and adds an additional harmonic layer to their sound. Sam's style and presence in the mix is influenced by bass players such as John Paul Jones, Andy Fraser, and many artists from various ethnical and epochal ranges.

    Matt Hopkins

    Percussionist - Matt Hopkins is an explosive and subtle percussionist that joined T.B.S.P. in June of 2008. He has live performance experience; with Little Hercules in the western states and several other artists and acts in the Midwest. He has played several venues including Fox Theatre in Colorado and several others throughout Columbus Oh including Ruby Tuesday, The Thirsty Ear, and Skully's. Matt Can also be seen performing with several local acts and artists in festivals and venues throughout central Ohio. His versatility and style knows no limits.