Forget a one-man band. Dan Fester is a one-man rock concert.
With over 2,000 shows under his belt, it’s hard to know where to even begin to tell the story of the 34-year-old artist. A well-practiced musician, who began playing shows regularly at 13 years old, his frequently updated catalog features more than 400 songs representing all genres and decades that the audience can choose from to guide the show, in addition to originals and improv jams thrown in along the way. Dan is a live-looping artist, using synthesizers, electronic drum kit, guitar and vocal manipulation to create a full spectrum sound, all without a computer or prerecorded tracks. A sampling from his eclectic mix includes murder ballads from Johnny Cash, the epic guitar jams of Jimi Hendrix and fan favorites from Prince and the Beatles. But the roster doesn’t stop there. His flexibility is apparent in his take on today’s hip-hop and electronic dance music. Drawing on tunes from Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Drake, Post Malone and Daft Punk , a mere cover just doesn’t cut it: he plays the role of musical magician as he elevates, renovates and remixes songs to his taste, coaxing his auditory mashups into something transcendent. Prince becomes dub, Beatles becomes neo-funk, the Doors get a dirty layer of bass and Led Zep is hip- hop.
Dan has lived and performed all over Ohio, as well as Nashville, Florida, shows abroad in Amsterdam, Mexico, and Micronesia, and now resides in Las Vegas. Dan has played almost every hotel casino on the Las Vegas strip, including a 6 year residency with MGM Resorts properties. Dan currently plays 3-5 nights a week in Las Vegas so be sure to check the show calendar and come out for a solid night of rock and roll.