Many people recognize Dan Holmes from his work with the blues act, "Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio", or from the nationally syndicated radio broadcast "Bob and Tom Show", but his fans always instantly know his unmistakable songwriting and piano playing style. His original music is a little bit of New Orleans mixed with some piano funk rock as told by a singer/songwriter. Dan's style of piano playing conjures up memories for his audience of players such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Dr. John, and Pinetop Perkins, while his storytelling in his songs has been compared to the Beatles and Randy Newman.
Dan is always performing somewhere. Sometimes as a solo piano/vocal act, and sometimes with a piano-guitar-drum-bass set up, his act always puts on a show all ages can enjoy. On an average night, Dan will mix in with his original material some old soul tunes or jazz standards, maybe some forgotten rock tune, and definitely a bunch of piano boogie. He customizes each show to each venue he plays. Dan is very interactive with his audience, and prides himself on being a very energetic act.
WHO IS DAN HOLMES?
Dan Holmes has been performing professionally since 1993. Playing every chance he could, his talents have sent him to perform regularly all over the country, including Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, and hundreds of other places. He has been heard on a wide variety of radio programs, including the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom show and National Public Radio.
Dan has released eight albums of his original material, and he appears on countless other artist's albums. Even his debut release in 1998 (PURE) was greeted with high praise, with reviews placing it in the top ten best albums of the year, calling it "truly original", and giving it 4-1/2 out of 5 stars.
Dan is always on tour performing over 200 dates per year, and never stops writing new material for his future albums.