Dear Dario…

is a hard-hitting rock band from Chicago, IL specializing in buzzing riffs, powerful vocals, and heart pounding rhythms. Established in 2016, the four-piece original act has been filling clubs all around Chicago. With their artistic style and high energy performances, Dear Dario creates an extraordinary atmosphere at every show.

Their sound is attributed to a combination of authentic rock, alternative grunge, and pop influences - resulting in an organic style that bridges the gap between mainstream and grunge. Dear Dario is able to entice a wide variety of music lovers through their old-school rock values and modern songwriting approach.

Anthony and Armando, being expectational musicians individually, combined produce a larger-than-life sound within Dear Dario. Singer-Songwriter Anthony Dario’s poetic lyricism and melodic riffs, create a roller-coaster of dynamics that forges an emotional connection with audiences at every performance. The band as a whole brings seductive rhythms, captivating melodies, and mesmerizing instrumentals, leaving the crowd with an unforgettable experience.

Dear Dario is here to revive rock and roll and bring the heart back to a lost genre.



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Anthony Dario
Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist

Anthony was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He received his first guitar at 3 years old as he began attending the Suzuki Music Academy where is studied Flamenco and Classical Guitar. By 5 years old, he had already began performing in many prestigious venues throughout the Chicagoland, including the Chicago Orchestra Hall and The Chicago Theatre.

Anthony's passion for guitar grew into a love for songwriting. As he progressed, so has his style of music. Mixing Spanish influenced rhythms with and alternative grunge rock edge, Anthony has created his own unique sound and style. After being involved in a few bands, in 2014, Anthony decided to take on his own musical career as a professional acoustic and alternative rock artist. He originated "The Anthony Dario Band" which soon became known as "Dear Dario."

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Armando Zuniga
Drums/ Electronics

Armando is a creative with quite a few years under his belt. By being born in Mexico, growing up in the USA, living in Norway and many trips around 42 countries, He has immersed himself and soaked in amazing multicultural insights.

Musically, Armando has been playing and making music since age eight and is still stubborn hitting the skins. Drums have remained a part of his life and is the foundation of all his creative avenues. Being in a wide range of musical ventures through out his life, Armando has created and eclectic and addictive musical environment we can all immerse ourselves in. From rocking out with international band Fairmont, touring/ opening for acts such as Foo Fighters, and now progressing in his electronic music, Armando has solidified his position as one of Chicago’s most talented musicians.

Officially joining in 2019, Armando looks forward to being back behind the drum kit and rattling venues across the nation with Dear Dario.