Dan Granero began his musical journey at age three. Dan’s first musical influence was his father, Michael Granero who was lead guitarist in the band ‘Ivory’ in the 1970's. Dan was born and raised in Australia growing up in a household filled with many styles of music, from the flamenco style of his parents’ Spanish/Gibraltarian heritage, to blues, soul, roots, rock, reggae and gospel.
Before long though young Dan was hooked on the guitar sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
"I knew right away that I was destined to own and play Fender guitars.”
His journey to become a serious musician had begun.
By January 2006 Dan had an endorsement with Fender Australia and had re-invented himself and his sound. His passion for music was back stronger than ever.
In 2007, Dan appeared on the TV program - "Song Writers Accross Australia", which was aired on Channel 31. He gained extensive radio airplay for his "Live @ Catho" album, nationally and internationally. Dan has also been a featured blues artist in many music publications, websites and music programmes around the world.
August 3rd 2008 saw the 29-year-old, from the NSW Central Coast, playing his blistering brand of Blues/Rock to enthusiastic crowds throughout Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Dan performed with Hooter's Blues Band, feat. Maury "Hooter" Saslaff - Bass (USA), Pete Bogle (USA) - Drums in August and Asmus Jensen (DK) - Drums for September. Dan played in many different venues; from tiny pubs to huge outdoor blues festivals with crowds of thousands.
It was an amazing experience. The crowds were awesome! It’s a beautiful part of the world with such beautiful people.” He has also toured in Italy and returned to Scandinavia in 2009.
Dan is no stranger to enthusiastic crowds. Anyone on the East Coast of Australia who has been lucky enough to catch one of his shows in recent months knows that he is an artist who puts his heart and soul into every performance.
Watching Dan and his beloved ’79 Fender Stratocaster do their thing is a sight (and sound) to behold.
Dan is doing his bit to keep the great Australian Blues/Rock tradition alive, with recent performances described as ‘must see’ by Reverb Magazine.
Available as solo, duo, trio and band.