Dan Henig

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Although pop musician Dan Henig made his industry debut performing a viral cover of LiL Jon’s “Get Low” in 2012, he’s been writing and performing original material for years. He has released a promotional EP produced in collaboration with acclaimed producer Tim Patalan (Lovedrug, Sponge, Taproot, etc.), and is set to release new record following his 2014 college tour.

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Although pop musician Dan Henig made his industry debut performing a viral cover of LiL Jon’s “Get Low” in 2012, he’s been writing and performing original material for years. He has released a promotional EP produced in collaboration with acclaimed producer Tim Patalan (Lovedrug, Sponge, Taproot, etc.), and is set to release new record following his 2014 college tour.

Henig’s tracks bring to mind the radio friendliness of multiple big-name musicians, but his attention to detail and lyrical creativity helps set him apart. Behind the euphonious hooks, there’s a lyrical depth and, at times, a kind of darkness more suggestive of Leonard Cohen, one of Henig’s major influences.

Henig spent his formative years in England, when his father – a Ford Motor Company engineer who typically listened to Frank Sinatra, Cohen, Dean Martin, and the like – was transferred overseas for work. The family spent 6 years in the UK. There, Henig discovered his passion for music - first playing Cello, than Trumpet, and eventually trying every instrument he could get his hands on. Drawn to the guitar, it wasn’t until Henig’s family returned to Michigan that he struck a deal with his Mom to get him one. “I told her I could figure out how to play any song within 5 minutes at the store. It took me 10 minutes to figure out some Red Hot Chili Peppers song I was obsessed with at the time, but she bought me the guitar anyway!”

Armed with his own axe, Henig began honing his playing and songwriting skills. At 18, he enrolled in the music school at Chicago’s Columbia College. “Turns out I learned more about music from playing shows and writing in my bedroom than I did from a classroom so I quit school, moved back to Michigan and kept creating.” Influenced by such musicians as John Mayer, Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, Mat Kearney, and Cohen, Henig’s music has a relatability to it that’s rare in the modern industry.

With a festival appearances, a nationwide college tour, and several opening slots for acts such as 3 Doors Down, Brett Dennen, Josh Krajcik, and Theo Katzman, Henig’s performances continue to captivate audiences of a broad range. As a performer, Dan does not simply play to his audiences, but interacts with them in a unique way that evokes rare emotional appeal and highly entertaining live performances.

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