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.


DORAN DANOFF is an emerging indie soul & pop artist based out of Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA with a piano based sound that fuses soul, blues, rock and folk into a uniquely modern American pop music. He has been featured nationally on radio stations including high rotation on the world famous KCRW (Los Angeles), Lightning 100 (Nashville), WFUV and WNYC in New York, and many other stations in the U.S. and Europe. Doran has performed extensively across the U.S. in concert halls, clubs, and music festivals. 

DORAN's most recent release "Winning" was featured in the Lego: Ninjago Movie. Prior to that his previous release "So Bad" was featured on the show "You're The Worst" on FX. The vintage horn-driven songs are the first two singles off of his much anticipated sophomore release "King of Crown City" which is due out Summer 2018. The feel-good tracks showcase the band's soulful and groove oriented sound that features Doran's booming vocals and the band's world-class musicianship.

DORAN gained early notoriety in New York as a pianist and keyboardist but debuted his work as a singer and songwriter on the 2013 debut full-length record “The Ghost & The Scratch” (Urbivor Records). The album features 13 original songs that blend the rootsy soul and blues of Americana rock with an orchestral, lush, and at times experimental, piano folk and pop. With soulful and raw vocals and timeless, intelligent lyrics, the album blurs the lines of genre in unusual ways. This critically acclaimed debut has gained fans worldwide who have discovered DORAN as a new and promising voice in pop music. 

DORAN has also collaborated with many major and indie artists including Cage The Elephant, John West (Island/Def Jam), David Poe, Bryan Greenberg, Matt White, Ryan Beatty, Sahara Smith (Playing In Traffic Records), ZZ Ward, Leslie Stevens, LIZ (Mad Decent), King Wilkie (Rounder Records), The Rev. John Delore, Bonnie Peese, Foster McGinty, amongst many others. He has written & produced songs for artists including Bryan Greenberg, Magdalena Mielcarz, LIZ, Ryan Beatty, Ruby Wilder, XV (Warner Bros), Laura Leavitt, and Jon Dos (DOS).

In addition to his work as recording artist and producer DORAN is also a highly sought after film composer. His work has been used in film, television, and online media including original musical scores to award-winning films and documentaries shown in festivals throughout the world.

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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.