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A MAN OF MYSTERY AND LOVE
"Authentic and quirky, his set reminds you of the songs you forgot you loved. Vastly creative and original, you must catch Dan around the area and prepare to be entertained by a set full of laughs, costumes, props and singalongs."
Dan Vallerand is the most dangerous musician in Modesto. To clarify, "dangerous" means "he knows what he's doing" - it's a saying adapted from one of this guy's music teachers. A veteran of the Modesto Music Scene going on close to nine years now, Vallerand plays some of the most unique solo/acoustic music heard yet in the Central Valley.
Recently awarded best singer/songwriter in the 2016 Modesto Area Music Awards, Danny V, as many call him, has embarked on a big comeback, even releasing a new single for the first time in five years called "27 Years", laden with a signature blend of harmonies, lush ballad acoustics, and a serious message.
Dan Vallerand's music is comparable to that of his main influences, and is best described as a mix between the Electric Light Orchestra, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, and Weezer, with further elements and comparisons derived from 90s Sega Genesis games, the OSTs from Doom and MechWarrior 2, Neil Innes, Del Shannon, Buddy Holly, Roy Wood, Todd Rundgren, Bob Dylan, Daniel Johnston, and friends such as Colton Young and Fallen Short, amongst many others. With Dan Vallerand, every show is always unique, something is always visually different about him, the sets never decidedly stay the same, and the music that flows through it is just as unique, reeking of genuine emotion!
Above photo by: Jack-Patrick Pruit, July 2017
Below photos: the two most recent Danny V Instagram posts!
very classic videos
VINTAGE! DAN VALLERAND & FRIENDS TEAM UP TO SING "THE FOG" (2011)
DAN VALLERAND DANGEROUSLY PERFORMS "FRIENDSHIP" AT KCSS TURLOCK! (2015)
Photo By: Sigal Mizrahi
SEE DANNY LIVE!
MONDAYS: P Wexford's Pub, Modesto CA, 7pm
Josh Rosenblum runs an open mic there & Danny drops in frequently. This is the easiest way to catch new Dannymusic!
* denotes a FIASCO, wherein the set is mainly 50s/60s/70s covers
5/29/18 - KCSS 91.9 FM, 4:30pm PST (available online here)
6/1/18 - Queen Bean, Modesto CA, 7pm
7/15/18 - Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock CA (details TBA)