"A pop singer by trade, and roots songwriter written across his soul, Doran Danoff preaches his gospel from country to blues, with a voice recalling muses like David Gray, and even Jeff Buckley at times."
- Deli Magazine
“Nashville singer/songwriter Doran Danoff has that stuff. The ‘good at everything’ stuff, the ‘hard to pigeonhole stuff, the stuff that sends you into sweaty fevers. That stuff. Fusing blues chords, tight AF soul grooves and plenty of rock and roll stank, Danoff has crafted a brand new full-length that will undoubtedly force your jaw line to relax and your smile to reach from ear to ear. Leadoff single So Bad has the potential to catapult him into the same arena as Benjamin Booker, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and The Arcs.” – SlyVinyl 2018
DORAN DANOFF is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and producer from Los Angeles, CA. He has been featured nationally on radio stations including the world famous KCRW and KCSN in Los Angeles, as well as WFUV and WNYC in New York, Lightning 100 in Nashville, and on Good Morning LA. Doran has toured with his band extensively throughout the U.S.,connecting with audiences worldwide with his high-energy shows, rich musicality, and soulful performances. Recently he has made Nashville home and will begin touring the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast in 2020.
Doran's latest full length album "King of Crown City" is a vintage influenced party record, filled with his original blend of funk, soul and rock-n-roll. The LP is available on Urbivor Records with limited edition orange vinyl and CDs for sale. In 2018 the single "So Bad" was featured on the Fox show "Lucifer." 2017 saw the single "Winning" in the feature film "Lego: Ninjago" (Warner Bros.) as well as the single "So Bad" which appears in an episode of the FX show "You're The Worst." The new album from Doran features 9 original songs written, performed, and produced by Doran,the bulk of which were recorded live in studio at the now-shuttered Crown City Studios in Pasadena, CA. Several new EPs and a full-length are forthcoming in 2020.
Doran is the son of world famous Yemenite-Israeli folk singer Hedva Amrani and had a musical upbringing rich in the heritage of his family's Yemenite culture. Growing up in Los Angeles he fused his Middle-Eastern roots with the influences of urban L.A. culture and the sounds and styles of American music. A self-taught jazz and blues pianist,he began playing in local underground bands in L.A. Eventually landing in NYC, DORAN became well known as a pianist and keyboardist and as a composer where he found much of his early success. It wasn't until 2013 that he revealed himself as a singer and songwriter on the 2013 full-length record “The Ghost & The Scratch.”
In addition to his work as a recording/performing artist and songwriter Doran has collaborated with major and indie artists including composing string arrangements for the 2017 album "Unpeeled" from Cage The Elephant, as touring keyboardist with the country band Midland as well as performing and writing with artists including Midland, David Poe, John West, actor/musician Bryan Greenberg, Camden, Ryan Beatty, Hollis Brown, Ashley Leone, Golden West, Matt White, Sahara Smith, ZZ Ward, Leslie Stevens, LIZ (Mad Decent), King Wilkie, The Rev. John Delore, Bonnie Peese, amongst many others.
His work has been used in film, television, and in commercials including original songs and musical scores for award-winning films and documentaries shown in festivals throughout the world. His music company Rarely Beagle creates original works for film, TV, and multimedia.
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