Let's play together and shape your sound! I love collaborating on music projects with new people. I want to help you get the sound you're after I bring to the table - a psychedelic vibe, years of professional experience in live performance with guitars and vocals, sound mixing, writing, arranging and general love of music in all styles.
Ever seeking artistic collaboration, Dan Graul plays many roles in his life in Los Angeles, CA – musician, writer, theatre artist, filmmaker, storyteller, husband, musical witch… He preaches the importance of telling/listening to stories; and works to help others tell their own. Dan is a believer in the concept of Tribe and seeks to empower those around him through his music, projects and through working with others collaboratively. Dan founded psychedelic folk rock band Northern Strangers. The band recorded with Long Beach music master Antoine Arvizu and played some wild shows including a sold out night at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip, where the band played Pink Floyd’s The Wall synced up live onstage with a projection of Alice In Wonderland. They also toured, playing music festivals and clubs across the country. Dan and David LeBarron created storytelling witch rock duo Half Tongue Tribe. The pair created and performed a live theatrical show and released their debut EP All Acts of Joy in 2020. Dan has a BA in Theatre from Southeast Missouri State where he also studied vocal performance and dance. He has many credits as a professionla musical theatre performer.
Hit me up if you're looking for pro vocals, acoustic and electric guitar tracks. I can write parts or entire tracks. I can arrange, produce, mix or master your track to help you get the sound you're after.
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Interview with Dan Graul
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love collaborating and creating something with others. I feel like everyone brings their unique perspective, experience and story to a project and that is such an important piece to creating something bigger than yourself.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Psychedelic to the max. I love the old school psychedelic folk sounds of the 60's. I love the harder psychedelic sounds of the 70's and 80's.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my perspective and my story. I bring the knowledge of all the music I've ever played or heard and my opinions on why certain bits of that music are important. I am all about solutions and finding a way forward when a problem arises. I bring positivity and great love for what I do.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the vibe of everything Jeff Tweedy does. I'm into everything psychedelic. I love all the risks David Bowie took throughout his career. I'm a big Pink Floyd fan - my band covered all of their music, so I had to learn all the guitar and vocal parts. Their style and songwriting has influenced me heavily in my own work. I also really love rap and hip hop. I really enjoy all of Kendrick Lamar's artistry. I grew up on Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Fugees and Lauryn Hill. I love Missy Elliot and everything Timbaland produces. I'm also heavily influenced by all things Motown - just some of the best songwriting and singing ever on those tracks. I especially love Marvin Gaye and the journey he took as an artist.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I'm recording guitars or vocals for clients. I also often arranging parts