Korey Dane hail from Long Beach, California and play an infectious blend of acoustic driven songs with powerful vocals and engaging lyrics. They have a familiar, classic feel, yet are refreshingly new. Think of it like you poured yourself a drink and dusted off an old 45 to find a lost record nobody has heard before. Led by singer/songwriter Korey Dane, this six-piece band also includes the charming voice of Tess Shapiro, Alex Medina, John Garbutt, Tyler Juarez, and David Beltran. Korey and Tess are both great vocalists who combine so naturally that it’s hard to ignore their obvious chemistry. Korey also has a real knack for songwriting, reminiscent of some artists who wouldn’t be fair to mention because he could give them a run for their money. Last year they independently released the album For the Kite Flyers and have been steadily gaining a following. We contacted Korey to ask him a few questions and he was happy to answer them. Among other topics we discussed their music, what’s in store for the future, and he recommended some cool things to listen, watch, and read.
Q: Korey, how long have you been making music and what influenced you to pick up a guitar for the first time, then eventually start a band?