Dan Fisk

Dan Fisk

BandPopAcoustic

Award winning and versatile singer-songwriter, Dan Fisk, brings a dynamic brand of acoustic rock to venues across the Mid-Atlantic. Drawing comparisons to fellow Virginia natives Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz and Pat McGee, his solo and full band shows both continue to impress his growing fan base.

Biography

Award winning and versatile singer-songwriter, Dan Fisk, brings a dynamic brand of acoustic rock to venues across the Mid-Atlantic. Drawing comparisons to fellow Virginia natives Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Pat McGee, Fisk’s ability to write memorable melodies and his trademark soaring choruses have brought crowds and gained him a loyal fan base. Dan has spent much of the last 7 years with his Northern Virginia band, Knockout Mouse. In addition to continuing his full band shows, he has recently refocused attention on his solo performances.

Described as a rhythmic, often chunky and percussive playing style, Fisk has spent two decades perfecting his dynamic sound. It’s a style that can vary greatly, even within a single song; seamlessly shifting between powerful strumming to delicate fingerpicking. He’s focused his energy on producing a full and vibrant guitar style, which is spotlighted by the signature “muting” that is featured throughout his songs. The technique creates a unique sound when he uses this heavy hand style to place his mark on thumping rock tunes, and provides the ideal contrast to highlight soothing, heartfelt ballads.

During Fisk’s solo performances he is able to showcase his guitar playing and vocal talents, letting the intricacies of his songwriting shine while infusing cover songs with his distinctive sound. Together, when backed by Knockout Mouse, they create an atmosphere that draws audiences to their feet and crowds to the dance floor. The power of this performance can be heard on their 2008 album, Sight Lines, written by Dan Fisk.

2010 will be the first year that Fisk will focus 100% of his energy into furthering his musical career. After finally phasing out his work in the Environmental Field, there is a growing group of friends and fans that are confident in his ability, and anxious to follow him as he rises through the ranks of the east coast’s musical elite.

Discography

Sight Lines (2008) - w/ Knockout Mouse
EP (2003) - w/ Knockout Mouse

Set List

Depending on the venue and event, set lists and format are custom-tailored and feature anywhere from 100% originals to 100% covers.

Original Songs:

Changing of the Guard
Send Me a Postcard
There’s a Song in That
Heaven
Soul
To Not Know
Whose Time is This
Finding Me
Life to Lie
Wait
I Should of Known
Take a Look Around
Too Soon
Still a Mystery
I’ll leave the Light On
Hear My Story
Pray For Me
The Watcher
Ride it out
Gone
My Old Man
Find a Lake
The Smoking Tree
Sunshine
A Thousand Love Songs
Part of You

Cover Songs:

Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
The Band – The Weight
Bad Company – Feel Like Making Love, Shooting Star
Barenaked Ladies – If I Had a Million Dollars
Beatles – Ballad of John and Yoko, Hide Your Love Away, Norwegian Wood
Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
Better than Ezra – Extra Ordinary
Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
Bob Marley – I Shot The Sheriff
Carbon Leaf – Shine
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Dave Matthe