One of the most authentic blues voices on the scene, but with an individual sound – Helen Jennings, PBSfm
Takes old time, pre-war and country blues, and wraps it all together into a dynamic and authentic new package – John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network
Dan Dinnen is a blues singer/songwriter who plays harmonica and finger-pickin’ guitar, stomps and taps his feet on a plank of wood and tambourine, and sings up a storm. His original tunes include smoking ballads, country-blues ditties and juke joint boogies.
An award winning artist, a dynamic, energetic performer with an old-time blues feel and style, yet with a wholly individual voice and sound.
Dan has performed alongside some of Australia's leading blues artists including luminaries such as Fiona Boyes, Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking and Lloyd Spiegel.
As well as his solo shows, Dan performs with the Dan Dinnen Trio, featuring Jordan Hyde on double bass and Benny Gerrard on drums. Jordan and Benny are the rhythm section driving Melbourne boogie-blues band Catfish Voodoo. Benny also drums with alt-blues duo White Lightning.
Dan Dinnen’s latest CD – Keep On Stirrin’ The Pot – features Dan in solo mode as well as a swag of tunes performed by the Dan Dinnen Trio. All tracks are live takes with no overdubs. Keep On Stirrin’ The Pot is out now though Blackmarket Music, iTunes and at gigs.
From 2013 - 2016, Dan also fronted Chicago blues influenced band Greg Dodd and the Hoodoo Men, singing lead vocals and playing blues harp. The band appeared at some of Australia's premiere blues festivals and made two CDs which won them numerous awards.
In 2016, Dan won the MBAS Blues Performer of the Year award in the Solo/Duo category. This earned him a place competing in the 33rd International Blues Challenge on Beale St., Memphis TN in 2017 where Dan made it to the Semifinals.
FESTIVAL appearances performing Solo:
- Blues On Broadbeach QLD
- Thredbo Blues NSW
- Australian Blues Music Festival, Goulburn NSW
- Bendigo Blues And Roots VIC
- Echuca Winter Blues VIC
- Bruthen Blues VIC
- Eltham Jazz & Blues VIC
- Docklands Blues Festival