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DENM

Artist Bio

With the release of his genre-hopping debut album, Slum Beach Denny, it’s time to add DENM to the storied list of Southern California’s musical ambassadors.  And like his most recent predecessors- Slightly Stoopid and Sublime- the twenty-something musician, songwriter, and producer drops plenty of hazy daze optimism into his melting pot of youth culture and life experience, emerging with a 21st century soundtrack from SoCal’s sun-kissed sand, surf, and streets.  “It might look overnight to some people,” says DENM, “but I’ve been working.”

Working, first as a producer, most recently as a songwriter and musician, DENM has been a highly sought-after creative force in the indie music scene for over a decade.  He’s evolved, thankfully and successfully, from years as an admittedly troubled teen bouncing from beach town to beach town.  And, as much as itinerant residencies in San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Isla Vista marked his personal narrative, they also fostered deeply authentic and eclectic sources of inspiration for the budding artist.

DENM taught himself guitar at 14, studying Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin II, replicating every lick on his Alvarez acoustic- “the sickest present ever” from his mother.  He devoured YouTube videos on production techniques and, in 2017, found kindred spirits in the Rock Mafia duo of producers, Tim James and Antonina Armato.  He constantly grinded out new material, trusted constructive feedback from Rock Mafia, and chose positive vibes as motivation.  “Instead of trying to prove people wrong, I want to make sure that the people that believed in me are right.”

Utilizing his “ghetto set-up,” recording wherever the muse took him, DENM began crafting his own repertoire.  He built a personal studio- in a shipping container, no less- in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he assembled his raw tracks.  Then, in Los Angeles with Rock Mafia, he polished his prospective cuts into gems.

DENM’s songs were notably genuine and reflective, not just autobiographically, but of the multicultural influences that surrounded him; revealing, if not celebrating, the seedier side of SoCal.  They also attracted a host of admiring peers; Dirty Heads’ Jared Watson, for one, guested on the album’s lead single, the reggae/punk cruiser “Califas.”

A devotedly independent artist, DENM signed with Ineffable Records in 2020; a strategic partnership that enables Slum Beach Denny to reach his ever-widening audience.  For DENM, this first record is an immense source of pride; his coming-of-age moment.  “Everything was fully realized: the vision; the mission.  I wanted to make a soundtrack of life that everyone can experience: falling in love; good times; hard times; a little bit of everything.”

And it’s just the beginning.

“Expect more out of me.  I’m going to write about my life.  I’m going to write about make-believe.  Whatever.  We’re just getting started.  Slum Beach Denny is album one,” says DENM.  “I’m living every day.  There’s inspiration everywhere.  I’m expecting to do this for the rest of my life.”

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Tour Dates

Feb 03 2022
Music Box
San Diego, CA
Feb 04 2022
Marina Green Park
Long Beach, CA
Feb 08 2022
The Siren
Morro Bay, CA
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Feb 09 2022
Soho Restaurant & Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 10 2022
Goldfield Trading Post
Sacramento, CA
Feb 11 2022
The Cornerstone
Berkeley, CA
Feb 12 2022
Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 20 2022
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Apr 28 2022
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA
Jun 01 2022
St Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
St. Augustine, FL
Jun 02 2022
St Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
St. Augustine, FL
Jun 04 2022
Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Boca Raton, FL
Jun 09 2022
Credit One Stadium
Charleston Navy Yard, SC
Jun 10 2022
Coca-Cola Roxy
Atlanta, GA
Jun 11 2022
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC
Jun 15 2022
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT
Jun 16 2022
The Anthem
Washington, DC
Jun 17 2022
The Mann Center
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 2022
Leader Bank Pavilion
Boston, MA
Jun 19 2022
Thompson's Point Outdoor Concerts and Events
Portland, ME
Jun 22 2022
Pier 17
New York, NY
Jun 23 2022
Pier Six Pavilion
Baltimore, MD
Jun 24 2022
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 25 2022
Stone Pony Summer Stage
Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 19 2022
Agora Theater & Ballroom
Cleveland, OH
Jul 22 2022
Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Chicago, IL
Jul 23 2022
Saint Louis Music Park
Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 28 2022
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Austin, TX
Jul 29 2022
Irving Music Factory
Irving, TX
Jul 30 2022
White Oak Music Hall
Houston, TX
Aug 11 2022
Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Bend, OR
Aug 12 2022
The Greek Theatre Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Aug 23 2022
Rio Tinto Stadium
Sandy, UT
Aug 26 2022
Marymoor Park
Redmond, WA

News

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