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, 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 in both duo and trio formats.
The duo performances pair Dan with one of Australia's most unique and exciting drummers, Anthony "Shorty" Shortte - best known for his work with ARIA award winning Australian blues scene legends Collard Greens and Gravy.
The Dan Dinnen Trio = Dan + Drums + Double Bass, as featured on Dan's latest CD Keep On Stirrin' The Pot.
Keep On Stirrin’ The Pot was recorded in 2016 with performances by Dan in solo mode, as well as a swag of tunes performed by the Dan Dinnen Trio (with Benny Gerrard on Drums and Jordan Hyde on Double Bass). All tracks were live takes recorded with no overdubs. Keep On Stirrin’ The Pot is available through Blackmarket Music, iTunes and at gigs.
From 2013 - 2016, Dan 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 the band 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