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!






"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






Photo by Ben Alfonso