Singer/Multi-instrumentalist Dan Grennes was told nearly every day of his adult life how much he looked like Tom Petty. Dan had always admired the incredible talents of the monster songwriter/performer, but never fully dove into his vast song vault or triumphant music industry battles until 2016 when watching the documentary “Runnin’ Down a Dream”. He was completely taken in by the fact that Tom and the Heartbreakers never tried to be anyone but themselves and fought tooth and limb to stay that way musically, and beyond. The result was their unique, yet somehow familiar sound that is unmistakable and evolved naturally without losing their true identity.
Being able to relate to Petty’s humble southern upbringing, and having the same vocal range, Dan was able to emulate the essence of Tom while still putting his true musical soul into it.
Grennes then got to assembling an all-star band worthy of carrying the torch of the mighty Heartbreakers sound and musicianship. With Les Warner from The Cult, his Rock of Ages friends Chris Cicchino and Andy Gerold, Brenda Fitz on keys and vocals (Kip Winger, Tinnitis), and Sara D’Arce on background vocals (La India), the band was complete.
This group is an incredibly organic, yet accurate version of the great Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and should not be missed.