Joseph Dane
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Joseph Dane

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Seattle, WA
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Comings and Goings"

Last Tuesday night, I was almost asleep when a recognizable voice woke me up. Joseph Dane was singing one of my favourite cuts from his CD called ‘The Most Complicated Woman you’ve ever met’. I hasten to add, Joseph was across the street from my house at el Patio de mi Casa, promoting his opening night show in the Red Room at Act II Entertainment. Nearly a full house awaited Joseph in the Red Room; he arrived on stage ‘scruffy’. Make that untamed, it’s kinder and a looser-fit that matches Joseph nicely. He kept his audience listening carefully to his lyrics and chuckling through short stories that accompanied each song that unwaveringly concerned a young woman (rarely the same one!). Joseph has lost a good deal of his aloofness with the release of his first CD and these two concerts in the Red Room (next one is Friday the 29th). They have given him sufficient faith in himself and his music to allow his audience into parts of his emotional and spiritual life he has – up until now – kept entirely to himself. I was struck a couple of times at how truly great some of his lyrics were. If Joseph can maintain his focus and continue to shed his detachedness, he will go far. See him this Friday in the Red Room at Act II and send him off confidently on his World Dragonfly Tour.
Appearing with Joseph Dane at the Red Room is Kristian Pentangeli – a percussionist with an innate sensitivity combined with an intensity rarely encountered in Vallarta. - Vallarta Tribune


"Introducing Joseph Dane...His Music"

Last Friday at the Marsol Market by the Pier, Joseph Dane came and entertained us with a few songs, while Gabriel Reyes took a break. I had not heard Joe sing anything but covers since Voice of Vallarta and his lyrics made me want to listen.
His diction is clear and precise – which I appreciate. It has been a long time since I have listened to a CD and could actually understand every single word.
Words of love, of course, but not the usual angst-ridden lyrics I have come to expect from those younger than I. He is hopeful and caring with his words; a good poet. He is angry, naturally, as poets tend to be but he does keep the edge in his voice – no need to shout, just a warning to be careful.
Is he cheeky? Definitely. His tunes are danceable with a touch of Reggae and salsa.
His voice is always within his range – he never tries to exceed heights or depths.
Dragonfly – Joseph’s first and certainly not last – CD, will be available at his Opening Night in the Red Room at Act II Stages this coming Friday night, April 22nd at 7:30 pm. Join me to help kick off his World Tour and let the Dragonfly be free! - Vallarta Tribune


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Joseph Dane was born into a musical family and began singing and performing at a very early age. Some of his earliest memories are busking on the street in Japan and performing in schools and orphanages in India and Mexico. His parents were traveling hippy missionaries who spent over 20 years traveling through Asia and Latin America with their ten children. Joseph was born in Japan and also spent time in India, the Philippines, South Korea, and Mexico.

Joseph began playing the guitar at age 11 and writing songs at age 19, but after his family left the wandering life behind and settled down in Oregon, Joseph put music on the back burner to go to college and study computer science, eventually moving to New York and working for companies like Adobe and Standard and Poor’s.

After a successful, but unsatisfying career in software development, Joseph Dane dropped out of the corporate life in 2012 and moved to Mexico to focus on music full-time, becoming the lead singer of a classic rock band, and performing solo with his guitar, while continuing to pursue his life-long obsession with Latin music. During this time, his songwriting developed its characteristic style – thoughtful, but playful lyrics with a fun, mellow vibe, a Latin rhythmic feel, and soulful vocals.

After almost 4 years of traveling around Mexico and the US, Joseph has returned to the Pacific Northwest to bring his warm, tropical-influenced sound to a northern audience.

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