About.

In the past two decades, singer, songwriter, guitarist and saxophone player, Daniel Stampfel has played in ska bands, written power-pop anthems, and bashed through sets with several rock bands on the stages of NYC.   

 

Stampfel first left a mark on the music world with the ska band, The Skastafarians, who won Late Night with Conan O’Brien’s 10th Annual College Band Search.  When the Skastafarians dissolved, Stampfel moved to New York City and assembled The Inevitable Breakups in 1999.  The band became beloved sons of NYC with their catchy, crunchy power-pop. In a self-fulfilling prophecy, the Inevitable Breakups broke-up in 2007.   

​Stampfel spent a few years out of the spotlight, carefully crafting the songs that would launch his band, At The Moment.  He recorded a few of those tunes with Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, and released the Monte Carlo EP in 2012. 

In 2017, At The Moment released In For A Ride.  It has been hailed as the strongest album Stampfel’s ever written, filled with personal lyrics about love and uncertainty; gorgeous harmonies, fluid guitars and driving percussion. 

 

Stampfel has also played all over New York with bands like Screamin’ Rebel Angels, Le Mood, Marco with Love, and Michael T and the Vanities. 

 

After spending 20 years in New York City, Stampfel moved back to Texas in 2019, started a family, and has been performing his songs to a new audience.