Soul Rock Vocals
Dana Fuchs is a once-in-a-generation talent. With a sound that draws from Stax/Volt R&B, Lucinda Williams and the Rolling Stones, and a voice inspired by Etta James, Otis Redding, Bobby Bland, Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples, the Dana Fuchs Band provides a powerful rock experience.
This Florida-based singer has been rocking for the past decade, and has landed some high-profile appearances: she starred in the off-Broadway musical “Love, Janis” and also appeared in the film Across the Universe. Now with the release of her third record, “Bliss Avenue,” Fuchs is on the road all summer, bringing a show filled with passion, power and precision to new audiences. This is a show that will remind you what rock and roll is all about.
Facts About Dana Fuchs
- Fuchs was born in New Jersey and raised in Wildwood, Florida, a small rural town, daughter of Sandy and Don Fuchs. At the age of twelve, she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and began singing in public. At sixteen, she fronted a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn.
- Fuchs plays Sadie in the Julie Taymor film Across the Universe. She also played the singing Janis Joplin in the Eric Nederlander production of Randall Myler’s off Broadway musical Love, Janis. With Jack Livesy, Fuchs wrote and performed songs on the soundtrack for the Big Beach production of Laurie Collyer‘s independent film Sherrybabyincluding the opening and closing title songs. She also worked for MTV during the 1990s and 2000s as the voice of many of its on-air promos, mostly for 10 Spot shows.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“There’s fiery anger in these songs which her rough edged voice is easily able to wrap itself around… The album is a showcase for Fuchs who can touch all bases.” –Blues Revue
“A voice that is sultry and astonishingly boundless” -Village Voice
“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones… Rock’n’roll doesn’t get any better.” -Stereophile Magazine