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Dante Schmitz

Dante Schmitz

Artist Information

Dante’s musical career began with the release of his first solo record, Bitter Sweet, in 2005. Like most artists, he has grown exponentially since that first project and today works as both a solo acoustic act and also as the lead singer and front man for his rock band, Dante & the Hawks. The Hawks have recently released a new EP titled, Into the Wild, which is an honest glimpse of the fun chemistry that exists in the band. It is soaked in infections pop melodies and upbeat hooks that will leave you humming along for days.

As a solo acoustic artist, Dante has been strongly influenced by several genres of music. However, his original material has always been deeply rooted in folk and rock & roll. In 2008, he even collaborated with R&B producer Joshua Norman to release a CD titled, The Steps Between. And in 2010 he worked with producers Jordan Elder and Jared Evans to release his first praise and worship recording titled, Footprints.

Dante performs a compelling list of original compositions in his live act, but also pulls from a long list of cover songs. His ability to read a room and connect with his audience has become one of his greatest strengths. More than anything he wants to leave his listeners with an emotional connection. Whether it’s humorous, fun, poignant, introspective, or even spiritual, he strongly believes in the power of music to enrich the lives of people everywhere.

Dante has been working full time as musician for almost four years now and is constantly booking performance dates and touring all over the US. Please checkout his website for more information and also keep in touch on Facebook for daily updates.

For Private Events, Dante can provide DJ services before, after, or during breaks of the band performance.

Song List

A-Punk – Vampire Weekend

Black Bird – the Beatles

Break Down – Tom Petty

Break Even – the Script

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Come Together – The Beatles

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Fishin in the Dark – the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Flake – Jack Johnson

Float On – Modest Mouse

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Free Fallin – Tom Petty

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Hey Soul Sister – Train

High and Dry – Radio Head

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan

Jack and Dianne – John Mellancamp

Kids – MGMT

Last Dance with Mary Jane – Tom Petty

Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

Long Black Veil – Lefty Frizzel

Love Stoned – Justin Timberlake

Mr. Jones – Counting Crows

Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkle

One – U2

Pink Houses – John Mellancamp

Refugee – Tom Petty

Santeria – Sublime

Say It Ain’t So – Weezer

Seven Nation Army – the White Stripes

Stand by Me – Ben E. King

Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Somebody Like You – Keith Urban

Suzy Q – CCR

The Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

To Be Young – Ryan Adams

Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Walking in Memphis – Mark Cohn

Who’ll Stop the Rain – CCR

Wonder Wall – Oasis

Yellow – Coldplay

All All Good – Dante & the Hawks

Burden – Dante & the Hawks

Into the Wild – Dante & the Hawks

Lay Me Down – Dante & the Hawks

Meet Me Halfway – Dante & the Hawks

My Greatest – Dante & the Hawks

Ordinary – Dante & the Hawks

Rocket Summer – Dante & the Hawks

Run Like Woodrow – Dante & the Hawks

This Love – Dante & the Hawks

Tonight Tonight – Dante & the Hawks

Up All Night – Dante & the Hawks

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