DaVang (pronounced: zah vang) is a progressive metal band that was originally formed by Nguyen Dat (Vocal & Guitars) in Vietnam in 1990. Nguyen is the leader of the band, and has accomplished quite a bit for DaVang since the bands inception.
DaVang won second place in the “Best Band” award in 1991 at Pop-Rock festival at Youth Culture House in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). In addition, Nguyen Dat and original guitar player Hoang Tuan won first prize in the "Best Guitar Players" contest at Ho Chi Minh City Pop-Rock Festival that same year. DaVang is extremely well-known and recognized in Vietnam, especially for their songs “Bach Dang Giang,” and “S.O.S.”
Nguyen Dat arrived in the States in 2010 and spent two years putting together his perfect line-up. Currently the band has three International members and a Cucamonga, (as Ross Knapp likes to joke about since he is from Rancho Cucamonga, CA.) including:
· Nguyen Dat (Vocals, Guitar)
· Phil Nguyen (Bass)
· Ross Knapp (Vocals, Drums)
· Khang Tran (Guitars)
Since re-forming in Orange County, DaVang have opened for national touring acts Dokken, Uli Jon Roth, and Adrenaline Mob, and have headlined some of the most prestigious clubs in West Hollywood including The Whisky and Viper Room. DaVang are currently looking for tour opportunities in 2018.