About Kole

It’s been a sensational couple of years for Indie artist Kole Dunn. With the release of his self-produced EP “Out of the Blue” in April of 2015, Kole says that hisĀ first EP project has really been a labor of love, and is currently working on his debut album, “One Desire” to be released in 2017. The new album will explore music across genres such as Trop Rock, Jazz, Reggae and R&B.

One reviewer on Amazon.com said:

“Kole Dunn does it again bringing his brand of California Kool to the music table. This EP is tropical and fresh. Can You Feel It, has a perfect 80’s Beach Boys feel captured reminiscent of Kokomo. The track, Hana Rain, has a sound that I imagine I would hear in a rainforest somewhere. The French coined, Je t’aime bien, has nice organic harmonies and a great bossa feel to it. My personal favorite on the EP however is, Girl I’ve Got A Thing For You. This song is a throwback in the sense that it has a kind of mid-80s pop feel to it that made me think of when Billy Ocean and Paul Young reigned the airwaves. Check out Kole Dunn’s, Out Of The Blue. You’ll be glad you did.”

Born and raised in the Southern California sunshine, Kole’s unique sound layers vintage R&B and pop with a breezy laid-back island vibe, providing his listeners with a welcomed escape to warm, tropical places.

In addition to frequently busking at Southern California’s Laguna Main Beach and San Clemente Pier, Kole travels to Hawaii often with wife Kathy to visit family on Maui and Oahu, with excursions to Kauai. These magical environments provide much of the inspiration for his original music. Strummed and picked ukulele and guitar, exotic percussive beats and feel-good melodies are immediately reminiscent of the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett and Chris Isaak, mixed together with Hawaiian Pop and Pacific-style reggae.

As an independent artist, Kole tracks and produces his original music in his home studio.

During the first half of 2016 Kole is promoting his latest EP, and has released 4 singles: “Island Time”, “Marley, Pop & Marmalade”, “You’re Dope! (June 2016) and the latest single “The Bay Arcade” – available on all streaming channels and iTunes. He is already working on releasing his next album “One Desire” with a projected date of sometime in early 2017.