Nashville, Tennessee, USA

DORAN DANOFF is an emerging indie soul & pop artist from Los Angeles, CA with a piano based sound that showcases soulful vocals, world-class musicianship, and a repertoire of original songs and unique covers. With a modern sensibility that brings together soul, rock, jazz and folk, this young artist is gaining fans worldwide that share a taste for high quality musicianship, smart and dynamic songs, and passionate live performances.


Singer, keyboardist, songwriter and composer DORAN DANOFF is an emerging indie soul & rock artist from Los Angeles, CA with a piano based sound that fuses soul, rock, jazz and folk in his original pop music. 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 performed extensively across the U.S. in concert halls, clubs, and music festivals. 

Doran's brand new full length album "King of Crown City" is now 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 modern soul-funk tracks are the first two singles off of the new LP "King of Crown City." The new album from Doran features 9 original songs,the bulk of which were recorded live in studio at the now-shuttered Crown City Studios in Pasadena, CA. The LP features a party-ready collection of original soul, blues, and rock influenced songs that bring an updated and fresh approach to classic styles and vintage sounds.

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 artist and songwriter DORAN has collaborated with major and indie artists including composing string arrangements for the 2017 album "Unpeeled" from Cage The Elephant, performing and writing with artists including David Poe, John West, actor/musician Bryan Greenberg, Hollis Brown, Ashley Leone, 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. Visit iMDB for more info.

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RIYL (Recommended if you like)

The Dap Kings, Ray Charles, Jamie Cullum, Ben Folds, Ray Lamontagne, Tom Odell, M Ward, Ruffus Wainwright, Harry Nillsson, Beirut, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley, Jack White, Dr. Dog, The Band, Dr. John, Nina Simone, Feist, Fitz & The Tantrums...

Los Angeles venues where DORAN has performed include:

The Mint, The Hotel Cafe, The Bootleg Theater, The Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, Molly Malones, The Whiskey A Go Go, The Roxy, The Key Club, The Viper Room,Hard Rock Cafe -Universal City, Bar 1642, Room 5 Lounge

New York venues where DORAN has performed include:

Highline Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe's Pub


"So Bad" (Urbivor Records) 2017 

"Winning" (Urbivor Records) 2017

"Unpeeled" by Cage The Elephant (RCA Records) 2017 - original string arr. by Doran Danoff

"Young Love" (Urbivor Records) 2016 

"The Ghost & The Scratch" (Urbivor Records)
2012 - Debut full-length record from DORAN DANOFF
featuring 13 original songs written & performed by Doran
Produced by Emile Kelman

"Little John The Conqueror"
2011 full-length release by The Rev. John Delore
Doran featured on piano, organ, and vocals

"Myth of the Heart" (Playing In Traffic Records)
2010 full-length release by Sahara Smith
Produced by T. Bone Burnett
Doran featured on piano

"King Wilkie: The Wilkie Family Singers" (Casa Nueva Industries)
2009 full-length
Doran featured on piano, accordion, harmonium, and harmonica

"The Icarus Suite" (Urbivor Records)
2008 debut EP from Doran Danoff

"Irv Irving"
2008 release
Doran featured on piano, harmonium, accordion

"Peach Red"
2008 record by Foster McGInty
Doran on organ, wurlitzer, and piano

KCRW (Los Angeles) - DJ Garth Trinidad
KPFK (Los Angeles) - DJ Steve Martin "MoodIISwing"

Set List

Sets of original music: more than 2.5 hours of complete original material plus hours of covers (soul, pop, R&B, blues, rock, funk). Usual sets 45-120 minutes depending.