Dana Varon
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Dana Varon

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Jun
18
Dana Varon @ CHOP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dana is briefly featured in this super cool blog/depicted by super cool Arin and Susan of Four Eyed Monsters it as one of the cool peeps to party with along with her name and tagline. - Video Blog 1 Sundance


Dana Varon

• This tender-aged, silky-voiced singer-songwriter packs enough intelligence and insight into her set that you’ll wonder how it is that she’s not from Texas and pushing forty. - Anonymous/Review for first show with CMJ


Your music has a playful passion that is raw and sexy, to the point and certainly fills up thirsty ears globally. I am quite sure that your music will grace the airwaves on greenarrowradio once again, and YES, getting played twice on one show is UNHEARD of... - Mr. G


Hi Dana,
Thanks for being a friend.It makes us happy to know that you feel our
rhythm.We feel yours also.Your
vocals are fantastic,and you guitar playing is magnificent.All of the
compositions are brilliantly written.
It's a pleasure to have you on board.
Best wishes to you always!Stay in touch!
Shifarow




Dear Dana:
Your beautiful music has brought great joy to my life. I would be so honored to receive a signed photo.
Thank you for the talent that has lifted my spirit.
Yours
Reb



Hi Dana,

I forgot to tell you in my last note that I watched your video and voted for you! It's a really cool video. You blow away all the other videos with your talent and looks!

Take care, John






Your video

Stevie Nicks meets Liz Phair.

I like it.

Marc, LA


SWALLOW IT DOWN and THIS SONG'S FOR YOU are my favorites of the four. I heard a few of my older favorite indie bands mingled into your sound: Breeders, Liz Phair, Hole (if courtney went acoustic), PJ Harvey.

Susan Petersen
VP of Global Film Sales & Acquisitions
SHORTS INTERNATIONAL



your music is unusual, kind of a fresh thing. like it a lot!
Jen
Germany
- The internet.


Hefty two part interview by CMJ staff writer and developer of the up and coming IRT Mag. Was posted on CMJ.com staff blog and resides in the archives of IRT. Can be send upon request. - Brad Filicky


If size really matters, why is it that the most powerful vocal pipes are so often given to diminutive people? Big pipes in small packages came to mind while listening to singer/songwriter Dana Varon perform at the CMJ Music Marathon. The petite, blonde Varon filled the room with a sexy, croaky voice belonging to an older, smokier throat. After an hour long set of original material, she ended the night with a nod to Stevie Nicks with a sounding rendition of Rhiannon. - Former CMJ Film Fest Director/PR for Harper Collins & Penguin


Travel to Dana’s MySpace page and fall in love. Instantly endearing, her somewhat bare-bones music offers an intimate take-me-as-I-am glimpse at her world. Not as raw as PJ Harvey, not as spacey as Hope Sandoval, the music is sometimes atmospheric in nature. In fact, Back to My Roots could be the perfect accompaniment to cooking dinner with a special someone or sitting in a darkened bar at 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon. Rocking the hidden-track remix of “Swallow It Down,” her debut video follows her through the streets of New York City, strumming her guitar and drawing you in. Slightly exhibitionist photos in her Pics section make you thankful she’s not as wholesome as you might first think. Innocent? Yes. A prude? Thank heavens, no. Enjoy a refreshing departure from all the jaded, soiled crap you’re probably listening to right now. [myspace.com/danavaron] SP-Reviewer Mag http://www.Reviewermag.com

- Reviewer Mag.


Discography

Currently working on new recordings...more info soon.

Back to my Roots 2006 (mixed by Dae Bennett).

Two Sides of Me (2004) -some songs from Blanket of Blue(see below) and more from demo made with Roger Che (an engineer at Bad Boy for Biggy, Faith Evans, Justin Timberlake) of Genius Ent. and partner.

Blanket of Blue (2001)- with Tony Polemeni, Tone Productions.

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Bio

-This Song's For You- appears in Momma's Man-an avant garde indy film produced by the same team of Half Nelson?Maria Full of Grace,that premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2008 where it's buzz started and never ended and is currently playing the LA Film Fest this month. It has played many other festivals, won awards,received loads of super press and will be released domestically by ThinkFilm as well as internationally in August 2008. Dana also has a supporting role in the film playing the emotional role of Laura(Dana is also an actress). Read more at http://www.mommasman.com.

-Dana also opened for Ozomatli at the Apres Ski event at the Sundace Film Fest 2007

-Has worked with Muzz Skillings formerly of Living Colour who also mixed her song, In Deep, which was chosen along with just 3 other artists for Sony Ericsson's myspace page launch of their walkman phone.

- Dana's first self recorded CD, Back To My Roots mixed by Dae Bennett, is currently being sold an obscure designer boutique, on Ludlow Street in NYC's art forward Lower East Side, who also lent clothes for her first music video for Swallow It Down- produced by Jeffrey Abramson, VP of Film at Gen Art, and directed by David Jr.. Dana is currently working on a new videos for In Deep and This Song's For You.

-Draws her own fliers for her gigs- usually illustrations of herself and sometimes her rescued pup Jelly, etc.

-Is likened as a muse to lots of indie innovators and is the muse/subject for a bunch of photogs/artists.

-Has played CMJ Music Marathon 2006 (at BLVD on Bowery in NYC). Some other places played in NYC- Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, The Living Room, Tribeca Rock Club, Makor, Coda, C-Note, Pussycat Lounge, at Hardscrabble Day in Red Hook NY, for Gen Art at the Woodstock Film Fest and GEMS.

-Was played on London community radio stations in Manchester and other places.

-Goodbye to Yesterday & Swallow It Down(remix) are slated to be in the upcoming film The Deafening Silence of a Very Bright Light. Swallow it Down -remix) was collaborated on through cyberspace with musician Viola who sent over bass and drum lines to the already heavily electric guitared song.

-Childe & This Song's For You has gotten mutliple plays on Mr G's greenarrowradio.com show- 91.7 Storrs Connecticut.

-Goodbye to Yesterday was recently played on th popular Nefarious Bovine Radio podcast in NYC by creator Sean- a big follower of the NYC downtown scene at Rockwood Music hall and other venues.
-Plays Concerts4Cancer in honor of her Mother.
-In Deep was covered by a fan on myspace.

-Her voice teacher is the same as Blondie's.

-Got her start when was asked to sing with the former jam band Day By the River in Miami where she went to college.

-More info, songs, blogs and photos at www.myspace.com/danavaron or facebook(under her name Dana Varon)