Dan O'Sullivan's nearly two decade long career as a guitarist-for-hire took him to performing with musical acts as diverse as South Korea's most famous female pop singer Patti Kim, 50's R+B vocal legends the Coasters, Blues singer Barbara Morrison, Adult Contemporary star Michael Bolton, and to sharing the bill with Reggae acts such as Maxi Priest, Eek-A-Mouse, and Big Mountain. Over time, his interest in the sideman role was replaced by a desire to cut his own musical path.
Dan began to write his own songs as he performed with local singer songwriters on the LA scene. In 2006 he went solo and has since performed approximately 2500 gigs and released four CDs.
Dan keeps busy throughout the year performing several gigs a week either at home in the Los Angeles area, or on tour. While in town he plays at local venues (see below) and for private functions. Every year Dan makes treks to various regions of the US to do "house concerts" and winery gigs. He has performed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, New York, Pensylvania, Maine, Florida, and North Carolina to growing audiences.
Dan's songs feature humorous and moving lyrics built on intricate and powerful guitar work.
Dan has had long term residencies at:
The Riviera Mexican Grille in Redondo Beach
The Admiral Risty in Palos Verdes
The Boathouse on the Bay in Long Beach
Tommy Bahama's in Newport Beach
Terranea in Palos Verdes
Potofino Hotel Redondo Beach
Eureka! in various locations
Basement Tavern Santa Monica
Bella Sera Monrovia
Salt Creek Grille in various locations
The Manhattan Country Club
Hornblower Cruises in Marina del Rey, Long Beach, and Newport Beach
The Lighthouse in Hermosa