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The coronado kid

pt. 1


october 4TH, 2019



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DAN & OCEAN. are an Americana & Jazz Roots duo comprised of Dan DiMonte and Ocean Lorraine.  Two years after meeting at an audition in Torrance, California and embarking on 2 consecutive tours across the United States, the two decided to combine threads from their individual solo careers to craft a powerhouse blend of American Folk, Soul, Gospel Blues, and Jazz styles.  Spreading their own intrepid brand of “Come Up Music,” their mission centers on painting real-life portraits of companionship, isolation, healing, and strength in a troubled world.

Both highly-educated multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and producers, DAN & OCEAN. are a rare mix of tradition, raw talent, and entrepreneurship that finds them standing out wherever they go.  A Chicago native, Dan has mastered the art of singing while playing guitar, trumpet, and keyboard simultaneously with spectacular results.  Ocean, an accomplished singing bassist, percussionist, and emcee from Los Angeles, brings their fresh once-in-a-generation chemistry together.

DiMonte’s 6th studio album titled The Coronado Kid, Pt. 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack under the Funky Night Nurse Sounds and Sights label, features Ocean on two tracks — the shimmering soul-anthem “Son of the Moon” and funky bass and horn rocker “Outside Cat,” which was released as a single on July 5, 2019.  The EP debuts worldwide on October 4, 2019, in the midst of the duo’s upcoming 12-week U.S. Tour kicking off in the Pacific Northwest.  Next, DAN & OCEAN. will travel to Asia to release the album during the Winter 2019 - 2020 season. Global audiences can expect an authentic, sensual, and transcendent concert experience led by two of modern music’s most fascinating new voices.



Chicago native Dan DiMonte is a rare talent in the San Diego music scene: undeniable virtuosity on trumpet, guitar, piano, bass, organ, and percussion — lyrics bursting with intention against a universal heartbeat — and a pure voice channeling mature emotions with pop-friendly appeal.

Far from occupying space in the ubiquitous “eclectic genre,” his music mirrors the true human experience we’ve been missing; Innovative “come up music” drawing from vivid memories and Midwest roots — filtered through a soulful Italian lens. Since landing in San Diego, DiMonte has written songs in collaboration with the San Diego Songwriter’s Group ( “Heart to Heart”), and performed on numerous local R&B, Folk, Jazz, and Indie Rock showcases.

DiMonte enjoys a unique dual career as a Performing Artist and Traveling Nurse; touring the U.S. extensively as a solo, duo, and trio act, and weighing in on medical politics as a guest R.N. on popular podcasts like Adrianne Behning's “Nursing Uncensored” in Iowa City. In five years, he has worked at hospitals in four states, directed and shot several music videos, and released 5 albums on his indie label, “Funky Night Nurse Sounds and Sights.”

Inspired by classic and contemporary R&B, folk storytelling, jazz, country, and Latin sounds, DiMonte’s latest release, “The Best of the Midwest Variety Hour,” tells two distinct stories: “A Man Goes On A Journey” and “A Stranger Comes To Town.” Written and produced on the road with a mobile recording studio, the album immerses listeners in a series of jolting epiphanies, intriguing casual encounters, and disarmingly honest portraits of life; played out through a variety of sonic moods and impeccable production.

Coming off the heels of two successful cross-country tours, the Dan DiMonte Trio is in the midst of performing concerts in select cities across San Diego County. His latest EP, “The Coronado Kid, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” is set for release on October 4th, 2019. Expect passion, soothing energy, and endless possibilities from one of modern music’s most fascinating new voices.

— #shotbyocean


Dan DiMonte /// Vocals, Trumpet, Guitars, Keyboards, Basses, Percussion, Production




 Dan frequently appears on Adrianne Behning’s podcast “Nursing Uncensored.” Click the image above to listen to Dan’s episodes, or click here.


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