composer - storymaker - artist

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More music and audio fiction over at my bandcamp page.

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Listen to my 8 part music-fiction podcast miniseries Dreamboy, distributed by Night Vale Presents. 

Order a copy of my record Color Movies on vinyl from my pals at Tonk Records



AUG 15-27, 2020

Stoked to once again open for WELCOME TO NIGHTVALE LIVE - EUROPE - Dates in UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Ireland, Finland.   

TIX link for more details!



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Photo by Ben Alfonso

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"Dane Terry is the millennial Cole Porter.  He's got the hooks of Elton John, the jokes of Tom Waits and the heart of Leonard Cohen."

- John Cameron Mitchell, creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch


"outrageously talented"


"...this guy is fucking incredible, as a songwriter, a lyricist, and a multi-instrumentalist. He could be the next Elton John, the next Mark Eitzel, the next Randy Newman, and he has the potential to best all three."

-Doug Mosurock, STILL SINGLE 


"...gifted with such a voice, a weird mix of Antony and Woody Guthrie, somehow both world-weary and bleary-eyed."

-Shane Barnes, FLAVORWIRE


"...a natural-born storyteller, a wizard whose power to delight, crack up, and terrify an audience comes from the traditions of the uniquely American world he brings so vividly to life." 

-Drew Harper, GAYLETTER



    A Brief History 

I am a storyteller, composer, pianist and singer from Ohio now anchored in New York City. I have been playing piano for 22 years and am completely self-taught. At first I played exclusively boogie-woogie for 6 hours a day in my underwear, but I later branched out into many other styles including late romantic and 20th century classical, latin, folk, jazz, pop and pants. I learned by ear and gradually absorbed the characteristics of certain styles and genres and incorporated them into my increasingly kaleidoscopic improvisations.  I started writing songs in 2007 and performed my first set in August of 2008 at The Bean Holler Music Festival on a "farm" outside of Columbus, Ohio.  I had a penchant for stage banter from the beginning and it soon became a staple of my live sets.  People started suggesting that maybe what I did was theater and after a few eureka moments (it takes a few when you're stubborn) I packed up and moved to New York City. 


These days I make music and stories in many media. 

I make plans for dark rooms in the future.  



Bird in the House - (Writer, Composer, Performer)

premiered at La MaMa (NYC) in 2015 and went on to be in Under The Radar at The Public Theater in 2016 and subsequently toured. 

Jupiter's Lifeless Moons - (Writer, Composer, Performer) p

remiered at PSNY for COIL 2018  



Dreamboy -  2018-2019  (Writer, Composer, Performer) 

Distributed by Night Vale Presents. 


The Wild of Town - 2017 

Color Movies - 2015

Something for the Ladies - 2015

7 Songs - 2011




Dane Terry PATREON:   HERE


DREAMBOY Soundtrack Volumes 1 and 2 are out now at  daneterry.bandcamp.com

Lots of fun projects in the works...a musical podcast, a gospel theatrical song cycle called Skyfire, and a few I cant talk bout just yet...





Gabby Green - gg@animalkingdomfilms.com