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Mazarine Records


U.S. Publicity:

Jeffrey Smith
Crash Avenue
jeffrey [at] crash-avenue [dot com]


European Publicity:

Peter Holmstedt
peter.holmstedt [at] telia [dot com]
+46 (0)33.26.0210



Dare likes to play any place where people want to hear him—living rooms, stadiums, art galleries, derelict strip malls, glitzy music venues filled with trend-setting starlets, fire-gutted churches with free enchiladas. Write STS Booking, and together we will find a way:

Bright Elephant [at] gmail [dot com]


Dare Dukes

dd [at] daredukes [dot com]

Look What Came in the Mail



New Visual Aids


For the upcoming record release, I freshened up the PR photos.  Amazing and gracious photographer Chia Chong and amazing and gracious stylist Kyle Millsap made these lovely images happen.  Click on the picture below to see the whole set.

Dare Dukes

(c) 2011 Chia Chong; stylist Kyle Millsap

Thanks So Very Much


Here’s a long and wondrous list of the angelic souls who gave $5 or more to my Kickstarter campaign.  I remain speechless!

Paul Abruzzo
Courtney Lee Adams
Michael Anderson
Michelle Ashford
Stephanie Augello
Marriott Bartholomew

Some of Them are New: Dirty Covers Mixtape


Hey, check out the New Noise Dirty Covers Mixtape, a collection of covers rendered by many Savannah bands.  I covered one of my favorite Brian Eno songs, “Some of Them Are Old.”  And I did it all in my attic, with mixing help from the very smart and talented Ryan Peoples of Atlanta’s Oryx and Crake.

Yes Way, Jose

Jose Ray designed this lovely and trip-a-licious poster for my Savannah show on October 20 with Jon Lindsay and Britt Scott.

Jose Ray Poster of Dare Dukes Show in Savannah 2011


Lyrics: “Lament of the Subway Rider” by Dare Dukes


The spring morning breaks with allergies and stereo.
Hank William makes a virtue of my dread.
The garbage truck, it clangs to a crescendo
and banishes the lover singing in my head.

chorus 1
I want a stereo lover, broken like in a country song.
We will not let us suffer. Pretty like a sing-along. (more…)

South Magazine: Savannah Rock City!


There’s a nifty article in South Magazine this month, featuring some great local bands, including yours truly. Click the thumbnail to read the whole article.


You Kicked Me!


Holy smokes!  You guys are the best.

Not only did we meet our $5,000 goal in our Kickstarter campaign, but we went way over, raising more than $6,200!

Thanks so much, you angels, you.  We promise to make sure our record is worthy of your ears.