Musical Prodigy Unleashed

Dan Orlando’s musical journey is a tale of passion, talent, and an unwavering commitment to his craft. From a young age, Dan was a child piano prodigy, displaying an extraordinary gift for music that would shape his future. Known for his emotionally charged rock and roll melodies, Dan’s music is immediately unforgettable. His much-anticipated studio LP, Heritage Trail, released this past summer, features the hit song "Music in My Head." As the lead singer of The Lord’s of 52nd Street, which includes original members of the Billy Joel band, Dan has solidified his place in the music industry.


Dan’s exceptional talent led him to the prestigious University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in jazz piano. Here, he drew inspiration from artists like Keane and Coldplay, admiring their ability to feature piano prominently in a way that resonated with everyday listeners. Additionally, he idolized Freddie Mercury of Queen for his dynamic stage presence and vocal prowess, while the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye shaped his musical style.


Blessed with perfect pitch and a multi-octave vocal range, Dan has been a professional musician for nearly half of his life. Music is the most honest form of expression for Dan. He often says he gets his emotions out much more clearly through music than through words or body language.

Growing up in West Grove, Pennsylvania, Dan’s musical journey began early. He knew Mozart before he knew his ABCs and loved his afternoon piano lessons. A pivotal moment came when he discovered Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in his father’s CD collection. A lightbulb went off! He didn’t know piano could rock.


Today, Dan’s unique blend of pop, rock, R&B, and balladry connects with fans of every genre and generation. His goal is to create music with a timeless quality that people of his generation can’t wait to show their grandkids someday.

In 2016, Dan stepped into the national spotlight, performing at the “Power of Love” 20th Anniversary Gala, celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th Birthday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As part of an all-star lineup, Dan took the stage with American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks to sing a medley of Bennett’s hits. He has also supported headliners like Andrea Bocelli, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Robin Thicke, and the Blues Brothers.


For Dan, music is a lifelong journey. He’s a lifer and a willing prisoner of his passion.

Dan Orlando continues to captivate audiences. His music is not just a career but a calling, connecting with fans across generations and genres. He’s currently in the studio working on his next solo album, set to be released in 2025. You can catch him this summer playing up and down the East Coast, where the music in his head rings loud and the musical prodigy is unleashed for live audiences.