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Singer-Songwriter Showcase

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Singer-Songwriter Showcase!

Dennis Kingdennis

From post-punk beginnings to melancholy daydreams, New Jersey based singer/songwriter Dennis King AKA Son of Dov (pronounced like dove) first discovered music on his family’s out of tune piano, pounding out dramatic overtures with no rhyme or reason. King taught himself out of necessity and emotion, the latter being the driving pendulum, which is still present in his music today. King became a veteran of rock and punk in his mid-twenties, touring along the East Coast until walking away from it to help raise a family. Thankfully, the urgency never left him and he continued to write and record, but held onto his recordings until 2012, where it took a natural disaster, Hurricane Sandy, to begin anew.

His first two offering, “Gone to Seed EP”, released in spring 2013 and “Spartan and Free EP” released summer 2014 were available in CD format but have since sold out. Songs can still be downloaded via Bandcamp. In 2012, Dennis placed his song, “Oh the Little Light”, in the award winning independent film, “Coyote” directed by Joe Eddy. In addition, his first self released EP, “Gone to Seed”, was selected by the popular PBS show “Road Trip Nation” as a featured musician and placed the full EP on the 2014 season. His most recent song placement, “Spartan and Free,” is featured on the soundtrack for the short film “Wander” produced by Lowkey Films (2015) and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Live "Wheels"(of your heart) March 2016

North Jersey!

Ulysses EP is now available through downloads. Click cover image for your copy.


Honored to have my song "Spartan and Free" on the soundtrack for this wonderful film. 

"Wander" Soundtrack



@Wonder Bar-Asbury Park pic by Chris Rockwell