Singer, keyboardist, songwriter and composer DORAN DANOFF is an emerging indie soul & rock artist from Los Angeles, CA with a sound that fuses soul, rock, jazz and funk in his original blend of pop music. He has been featured nationally on radio stations including the world famous KCRW and KCSN in Los Angeles, as well as WFUV and WNYC in New York, Lightning 100 in Nashville, and on Good Morning LA. Doran has toured with his band extensively throughout the U.S., connecting with audiences worldwide with his high-energy shows, rich musicality, and soulful performances. Drawing from a wide-range of influences including jazz, New Orleans funk, jam bands, Americana, classic rock and soul Doran has managed to create an exciting and inspiring style that features sophisticated songwriting, powerful and passionate vocals, and ultra-tight band arrangements. Recently Doran has relocated to Nashville, TN becoming a rising artist in the Nashville music scene. He will be touring the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast in 2020.
He is the son of world famous Yemenite-Israeli folk singer Hedva Amrani and had a musical upbringing rich in the heritage of his family's Yemenite culture. Growing up in Los Angeles he fused his Middle-Eastern roots with the influences of urban L.A. culture and the sounds and styles of American music. A self-taught jazz and blues pianist, he began playing in local underground bands in L.A. Eventually landing in NYC, DORAN became well known as a pianist and keyboardist and as a composer where he found much of his early success. It wasn't until 2013 that he revealed himself as a singer and songwriter on the 2013 full-length record “The Ghost & The Scratch” which received critical praise from musical tastemakers at KCRW, WNYC, and NPR.
Doran's latest full length album "King of Crown City" (Urbivor Records) is a vintage influenced party record, filled with his original blend of funk, soul and rock-n-roll. The LP is available on Urbivor Records with limited edition orange vinyl and CDs for sale. In 2018 the single "So Bad" was featured on the Fox show "Lucifer." 2017 saw the single "Winning" in the feature film "Lego: Ninjago" (Warner Bros.) as well as the single "So Bad" which appears in an episode of the FX show "You're The Worst." Several new EPs and a full-length are forthcoming in 2020.