Dane has played hundreds of weddings, corporate events, private parties, wineries, clubs, and much more. His voice has been described as a mix of Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and Michael Jackson. He has been playing lead guitar and singing full-time, professionally for over 15 years. Raised on classic styles like Motown, and pop music from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder and Johnny Cash, Dane can play both ends of the spectrum and everything in between.
He is listed on here as a solo singer/guitarist, but he has a full band as well if you're looking for something a little more upbeat and dance oriented.
Dane exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend him for your dinner party
Response from Dane Drewis:
My expectations were exceeded as well Ray! Such a great group of people, and I had so much fun sharing my music with everyone. Thank you again for having me.
I've had the pleasure of listening and seeing Dane perform for many years. Dane possesses a distinctive, expressive and soulful energy. His first album, Cuesta Drive, compelled me to listen to more of his music. Dane is a very confident, talented and an accomplished musician. He plays all genres and entertains all audiences. I encourage you to go see Dane Drewis!!
Response from Dane Drewis:
You sure know how to make me blush! Thanks Eileen!
Dane played for my 40th Birthday celebration, and I was so glad he did! My guests and I enjoyed him so much so that we want to travel to his next gig just to hear him play. He's got an incredible voice and can play the guitar beautifully. A true musician!
Thank you Dane for being part of such a memorable evening for me! i truly appreciate your talent and will be referring you to all my friends! Thanks Again!!!
Response from Dane Drewis:
Virginia you just made my day! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. Hope to see you and the crew at a show soon!
Dane played at our wedding ... he is great for live music. He is very talented and easy going. It was really nice to provide a list of songs to play and then not have to think about music while enjoying our guests and special day. Unfortunately the weather was chilly and we did not get to enjoy as much of his sounds since we were in and out of the terrace and he was already set up outside. I also think he would shine more at a birthday or reception/dinner party that is more geared to just his live music and instead of a small intimate wedding program which needs wedding music. However, we were so grateful to have him and his talent and he worked with us so nicely on our requests. He was a great addition to our wonderful day! I would definitely hire him again for a party. Thanks Dane!!
Response from Dane Drewis:
Thanks so much Natalie! Much appreciated.
I've seen Dane as often as I can trying to find out where he's playing every weekend. He's such a talented guy - great singer, great musician and great looking all in one package! Try to catch him where ever he's gigging and I gaurantee you won't be disappointed. He covers all gendras and his own originals (which is hard to get out of your head!!!)
I vote for DANE DREWIS and am a permenent fan!!!
Response from Dane Drewis:
Thanks so much Joanna! Much appreciated! :-)
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $100,000 - Music Pro Insurance
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
A smooth, professional experience with a talented singer/guitarist who has been doing this for over 15 years. I can be the tasteful background music for the reception, or I can make people dance on command. The choice is yours. I'm known for my vocal range and I regularly do covers like Michael Jackson or Stevie Wonder, right into Johnny Cash or Sublime. There's not much I can't play or sing. Please feel free to ask for references, I have tons of great reviews and tons of experience under my belt.
Live From Malana is the latest release from singer-songwriter Dane Drewis. In a nod to his musical roots, Malana was recorded and filmed live with a full band at the home of Dane’s parents, and it’s a family affair through and through: Dane’s mother and father (who use to kill it back in the day in a band called Freedom) can be heard singing backup and playing bass, respectively. The five-song EP and accompanying videos showcase a singular style that’s emerged from an upbringing steeped in funk, soul and classic rock.
Currently residing in Venice Beach, Dane will be playing extensively up and down the west coast and locally in 2016 as he continues to write new material and collaborate with artists that inspire him.
Dane Drewis’ 2010 solo debut “Rock and Soul” is both incendiary and nostalgic, combining the melodic feel of Motown and classic 70’s rock with a vocal style that is described as a mix of Bruno Mars, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson.
As a touring musician for over ten years, Dane has developed a commanding stage presence and an exceptional ability to get a crowd on its feet. Born into a family of rock and jazz musicians, his guitar playing is reminiscent of the greats—Santana, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughn—with influences from later artists such as Sublime and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At once intimate and inclusive, Dane’s music has “…the power and hook to send half-smoked cigarettes hurling to the ground while their owners leave behind the hot summer night and dash into the bar to join the party” (Chico News & Review). His shows have been described as a “must-attend event” (Sac Press), and the melodies as “…original and unexpected, unlike anything else on the airwaves these days” (Evolution of Media).
After forming Cuesta Drive in college, Dane went on to write and compose three albums with the band before embarking on his solo project. His songs have been placed in ads for Google and YouTube as well as various film and TV spots. Led by Dane, “Rock and Soul” features the rest of the Drewis family—sisters Janel and Deena Drewis on backup vocals, guitars, keyboards and percussion, and his parents, Dale and Janet Drewis, on bass and vocal harmonies, respectively.
Dane relocated to Los Angeles, CA in early 2012 to further pursue his passion and dreams of playing music for as many people as possible.
Additional Booking Notes
For solo gigs, I am completely self-sufficient. I bring all my own PA sound equipment, and can provide lighting as well. I even provide music for when I take breaks, so that the ambience remains seamless. All I need is one dedicated electrical outlet, a flat stage area, and shade if playing outside.
For full band bookings (3-5 players), we are self-sufficient as well. We can sort out the details once booked.
Past Booked Events
|August 19, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 09, 2017 • 3:00pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
|April 02, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 11, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Dinner Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 22, 2016 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||UCLA rose Bowl game|
Here is an alphabetical list of songs I know, there are more constantly being added, and I can learn any song you'd like!
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS mariah carey
ALL MY LOVING beatles.
AMERICAN GIRL tom petty
AND I LOVE HER beatles.
BAD MOON RISING ccr.
BAD THINGS jace everett.
BANANA PANCAKES jack johnson.
BILLIE JEAN michael jackson.
BLACK AND GOLD sam sparro.
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN santana.
BLURRED LINES robin thicke.
BREAKDOWN tom petty.
BREAKING THE GIRL rhcp
BRICK IN THE WALL pink floyd.
BRUSHFIRE FAIRYTALES jack johnson.
CANT BUY ME LOVE beatles.
CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE elvis.
CANT HELP MYSELF four tops.
COLD SHOT srv.
COME TOGETHER beatles.
CRAZY GIRL eli young band.
CRAZY LOVE van morrison.
CRUISIN smokey robinson.
DAZED AND CONFUSED led zeppelin.
DEAD OR ALIVE bon jovi.
DIRTY DIANA michael jackson.
DONT THINK TWICE ITS ALRIGHT bob dylan.
DONT YOU WORRY BOUT A THING stevie wonder.
DOWN ON THE CORNER ccr.
EASY lionel richie commodores.
EVERLONG foo fighters.
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES johnny cash.
FREE BIRD lynyrd skynyrd.
FREEDOM tyrone wells.
GET BACK beatles.
GET LUCKY daft punk pharell.
GREEN RIVER ccr.
HEY HEY WHAT CAN I DO led zeppelin.
HEY YA outkast.
HOTEL CA eagles.docx
HOUSE THAT BUILT ME miranda lambert.
I CANT GO FOR THAT hall n oates.
I SHOT THE SHERIFF bob marley.
I WALK THE LINE johnny cash
IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY sly stone.
INTO THE MYSTIC van morrison.
ITS ALL OVER NOW rolling stones.
LAYLA eric clapton.
LET IT SNOW various.
LITTLE WING jimi hendrix.
LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN bruno mars.
LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR ccr.
LOVE DONT LIVE HERE ANYMORE lady antebellum.
LOVE ME DO beatles.
LOVE ME elvis.
LOVE ME TWO TIMES doors.
MARY JANES LAST DANCE tom petty.
MONEY pink floyd.
MOONDANCE van morrison.
MOVES LIKE JAGGER maroon 5.
MOVING OUT billy joel.
MY GIRL temptations.
NORWEGIAN WOOD beatles.
OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD ccr.
OTHER SIDE rhcp.
PATIENCE guns n roses.
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE the doors.
POISON CUP m ward.
POPSICLE TOES michael franks.
PRIDE AND JOY srv.
REBEL YELL billy idol.
REGULATORS warren g.
REHAB amy winehouse.
RETURN OF THE MACK.
RING OF FIRE johnny cash.
RIVERS OF BABYLON sublime.
ROADHOUSE BLUES doors.
RODEO CLOWNS jack johnson.
ROLLIN IN THE DEEP adele.
S AND M RIHANNA.
SAMBA PA TI santana.
SANTA BABY eartha kitt.
SAY IT AINT SO weezer.
SAY YOU LOVE ME fleetwood mac.
SCAR TISSUE red hot chili peppers.
SEEN IT ALL BEFORE amos lee.
SEPTEMBER earth wind and fire.
SIMPLE MAN lyrnrd skynyrd.
SIR DUKE stevie wonder.
SITTING WAITING WISHING jack johnson.
SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM.
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW.
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.
SOUTHERN GIRL amos lee.
SPRINGSTEEN eric church.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN led zeppelin.
STAR SPANGLED BANNER.
STEAL MY KISSES ben harper.
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE stealers wheel.
SUZY Q ccr.
SWEET CAROLINE Neil daimond.
SWEET CHILD OF MINE gnr.
TAYLOR jack johnson.
TEN AT TWO.
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL.
THE WEIGHT the band.
THINGS WE SAID TODAY beatles.
TITANIUM sia and david guerra.
TOO CLOSE alex clare.
TOXIC britney spears.
TRUTH amos lee.
UNCHAIN MY HEART ray charles.
UNDER THE BRIDGE rhcp.
WAGON WHEEL old crow medicine show.
WAITING IN VAIN bob marley.
WAKE ME UP avicci.
WALK THE LINE johnny cash.
WALKING ON SUNSHINE.
WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE tom waits.
WHAT ABOUT US caleche.
WHAT I GOT sublime.
WILD HORSES rolling stones.
WILD NIGHT van morrison
WIND CRIES MARY jimi hendrix.
WISH YOU WERE HERE pink floyd.
YELLOW LEADBETTER pearl jam.
YOU AND TEQUILA kenny chesney.
YOU ARE THE BEST THING ray lamontagne.
YOU DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS tom petty.
YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY beatles.
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Motown, Sade, SRV, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Bob Marley, Sublime, Amos Lee, Heart, Fleetwood Mac....and many more.
For 300 or more audience size, I will need to hire/rent an audio engineer if the venue does not provide one.