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Dana "Dane" Lewis

After years of hard work and dedication, DNA has stepped out of the shadows into the spotlight. He is the oldest of four children and was raised in a single parent home in Buffalo, New York. By the guidance of his mother, DNA used music as a vessel to soothe his soul and has been inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Norman Whitfield. Trained in Buffalo at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, DNA honed his style and developed techniques that allowed him to move forward in his career.  

In the early days, DNA took the stage solo,
openingforchart topping artists like Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat. After mastering the percussion, he stepped out on faith with the vast encouragement of family and friends and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his career. DNA spent years developing his rich and unique sound. This sound reached many, and as he performed background vocals touring with R&B mainstays Jon B, K-C and Jo-Jo, he went on to appear on the “Tonight Show” with Angie Stone. DNA’s talent did not go unnoticed, through hard work and dedication; he’s had the opportunity to record with nine time Grammy Award winning artist Andre Crouch on two different projects: “The Gift of Christmas” and “Mighty Wind”. DNA also united with multi-platinum recording artist Keisha Cole, “A Different Me” where he co-wrote and co-produced. DNA’s percussion skills afforded him the opportunity to perform as a drummer with some impressive artists, including Malcolm Jamal Warner in addition to the previously mentioned artists. DNA credits R&B singer Joe, Tank, Lionel Richie and gospel artist Fred Hammond for stimulating his desire to further his singing and writing career. Currently DNA performs in Encino, California. In this free form performance space, DNA has the ability to showcase his drumming, singing and
other musical talents.  


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