Get to Know the Danny Gokey Band: Miguel Perez

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Our featured artist is Miguel Perez, the Danny Gokey Band’s lead guitarist.
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Photo courtesy of  Kailee Harvey 

Get to Know the Band

Miguel answers our questions in this video interview:


One of my favorite Danny’s performances featuring Miguel is the acoustic version of

“Que Tu Corazón Vuelva a Latir”.

You can watch it again HERE.

Here are a few of Miguel’s answers to fuel your curiosity!

1. What instruments do you play?

Guitar, bass, banjo and a bit of piano!

2. What was your inspiration to make music your career?

Clearly his mom took it to a whole new level signing Miguel up for “Guitar Camp”….

3. Where were you raised? Where do you call home?

Miguel was raised in Puerto Rico but he attended college in Boston for his musical degree.  Now living in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Miguel loves all kinds of music… but would you believe he listens to……

5. Name the musician or singer that you were the MOST excited to play with/for? (no pleasing the boss by saying Danny….)

There is a story on the video about this, but he did shamelessly plug Danny a couple of times.

6. What is the BEST gig you’ve ever had? The funniest? The one you’d NEVER want to do again?

You’ll have to watch the video for this, but don’t touch his best guitar….. 😉

7. What would Miguel say could cause him from getting thrown off the bus?

He thinks his Spanish or his accent, but I didn’t buy that answer.  Danny minding someone speaking Spanish?  I think not, LOL!

Danny Gokey performs at Kingsfest

8. Family facts?

Miguel’s wife is a nurse and they have a son and two daughters.  The youngest is under a year old!

9. What is your favorite Danny Gokey song to perform?

Miguel thinks “Rise’ is a great song.  “Better Than Gold” or “Symptoms” for the fun factor, but he also loves to see how the song is impacting the crowd….

You can follow, Miguel on Instagram at MiguelPerez27

Thanks, Miguel! We hope to see you performing for many, many years! — Jan, DannyGokeyNews.com

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8 thoughts on “Get to Know the Danny Gokey Band: Miguel Perez

  1. I love Miguel. <3 It is is obvious that he has a great personality and intelligence, but what I like best is that his smile does not appear just on his face. It seems to shine from his soul.

  2. Lurker, that is a great way of describing a real, warming smile.

    Miguel, Maestro, Eric, Bernard and Tony are great. I have met all of Danny’s band mates and they are really sweet guys. And great musicians.

    Danny’s team has surrounded him with positive people on those long touring days.

  3. So Miguel likes to play “Better Than Gold?” A man after my own heart! It has a great disco dance beat! 🎸 💃🏻 Best of luck to Miguel and his family!

  4. Really enjoyed the story about Miguel. All of Danny’s band seem like really nice guys.

  5. Hi Edwin. Thanks for stopping in and letting us know Miguel’s nicknane. He hadn’t shared it 😉

  6. Wow!!!! I was raised in church with him and his beautiful sisters and dear Mom in Puerto Rico. Blessings for you and ALL OF YOUR FAMILY.
    My favorite song from Danny Gokey is: “Tell your heart to beat again”.
    Go Miguelito!!!!!!!!!

  7. Hi Lizzie. Thanks you for your comment. I think I should have asked Miguel what it was like to grow up with lots of sisters! 🙂

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