Dane is one of New Zealands best known pop acts having sold over 100,000 singles and albums. His latest collaboration with Jupiter Project called 'Not Alone' achieved gold status and he is currently in the studio writing.
“I travelled around the world last year working with different producers and songwriters in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, France and London, to learn different approaches to song writing. It gave me the idea to call the album EXODUS,” says the talented singer. The single ‘Lights Go Out’ was penned by Dane Rumble in a Surry Hills, Sydney studio alongside Dutch writer Louis Schoorl.
While working on his second album, EXODUS and song writing with the world’s top writers from all over the globe, working with Manuel Seal (Usher, Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) in Atlanta, Desmond Childs (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, KISS, Robbie Williams) in New York and Will Simms (a cutting edge pop producer / writer with hits in Europe) in London.
Dane has soared into the new decade with hit singles under his belt and a #1 Debut Album, The Experiment, packed with pop-rock gems. He’s no stranger to the music business, having spent a number of years in the phenomenally successful hip-hop outfit Fast Crew. Opening for the likes of Missy Elliott, the Black Eyed Peas and D12, was a dream come true for the music-obsessed Kiwi lad who grew up listening to his step-dad’s beloved and battered AC/DC and Led Zeppelin tapes.
In 2009, Dane embarked on a new solo journey – swapping hip-hop beats for his own distinct cutting edge sound. He openly admits it was a risky, and scary, move. The results, of course, speak for themselves! In just 12 months, the enigmatic artist who has an ear for a killer melody has written and produced some of the most infectious tunes to reverberate the airwaves in recent years. It is Dane’s instinctive sense of what makes a song a winner that has continued to drive his solo career; as well as the overwhelming response he’s had from those who matter the most – the listeners. Crisscrossing the country on sell out tours; Dane has earned a reputation as one of the hottest solo live performers in NZ.
Sit back and enjoy the ride, you are witnessing a superstar in the making......