Dan Parr (usually known simply as Dano or DJ Dano) is a multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and DJ from Dallas who splits his time writing and performing music for kids and music for adults. Dano blends electronic music with folk/pop and incorporates elements of jazz, funk, soul, rock and dance music into his original compositions. His lyrics are at times fun, silly and quirky and at times thoughtful and emotional. Dano is available to sing and/or DJ at schools, libraries, festivals, communtity events and corporate events throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. His unique mix of talents make him the perfect performer for "all-age" events.
I hired Dano for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. He was absolutely the right person for the job! Prior to the event, he was very open to communication and discussing what I had in mind for my event. Since I did not have an exact flow, Dano was great about being flexible, making suggestions and in going with the flow. The kids were greatly entertained and enjoyed his comfortable and friendly style while he sang. Dano was a great choice for us! Thank you!
I heard about Dano through a work colleague- we hired him for a family reunion and we could not be more pleased! With most of the family there you can imagine the range of music it would take to keep our generations happy. Dano had songs for everyone! I don't think anyone requested something he didn't have. Thanks for making our day more enjoyable by playing something for everyone! We highly recommend his services and would book him again!
We saw Dano perform at a birthday party and the kids loved him. His lyrics are funny and appropriate for all ages. He has a professional sound but is still silly enough to hold the attention of over 20 sugar filled kids and that's not an easy thing to do. We liked him so much we purchased his cd's and the kids sing along to his songs on the way to school. We love singing in our family and it's nice to have songs that the whole family can enjoy!
Dano performed at a party in Austin this summer, and we loved his show. Very creative and a lot of fun.
I saw Dano perform at our elementary school in Frisco. He was really fun and entertaining! We have one of his CDs, and the kids love it.
I saw Dano perform at the DFW Family Expo. I bought a CD, and my kids love it. I hear them singing "Groovy Spacemen" and "Ugly Toes" all the time.
I saw Dano perform at an elementary school, and then I booked him for a birthday party. He was very professional, he put on a great show and the kids loved his music. I would definitely recommend him.
Price Range: $400 - $1200
Dano Parr is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, musician, and DJ. He splits his time creating and performing music for children and music for grown-ups.
Called, "The Bob Dylan of kid's music" by Nickelodeon, Dano performs his original children's music and stories at schools, libraries, festivals, private events and parties throughout Texas.
As DJ Groove A (the grooviest green-haired, crazy suit and platform shoes-wearing DJ in the galaxy), Dano is also a popular DJ and MC at children's parties and events throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. Why book a clown and a DJ for your party when you can book DJ Groove A?
Dano Parr's grown-up music is a blend of jazz, blues, folk, soul, world and dance music. He performs his original songs, along with favorite standards and contemporary music, at restaurants and lounges throughout Dallas/Fort Worth.
Dano has won the following awards and nominations:
(1) 2009 Nickelodeon Parents Pick Award Winner - Best Children's Entertainer (Dallas/Fort Worth)
(2) 2010 Nickelodeon Parents Pick Award Winner - Best Children's Entertainer (Dallas/Fort Worth)
(3) 2010 Nickelodeon Parents Pick Nominee - Best Children's CD (USA)
(4) 2011 D Magazine "Best of Big D" Nominee - Best Children's Entertainer (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Past Booked Events
|April 29, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Festival|
|November 08, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|March 16, 2014||Birthday Party|
|November 23, 2013||Birthday Party|