Dane Vannatter has been performing at Regattabar since the release of his first CD Here's to Life in 1997. Dane has received Bistro awards for Outstanding Vocalist and for his second recording Flight by the critics of BackStage in New York. Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe, and BackStage for a style that "blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care." He has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a Nightlife Award finalist. On July 4, 2012, Dane Vannatter sang "God Bless America" before a record crowd of 40,000 people in Fenway Park for the Red Sox vs. Yankees game. It was Fenway Park's 100th birthday.
The Boston Globe remarks "Dane Vannatter's distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won't leave....his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!" In Cleveland where he now resides, Dane performs regularly at Nightttown. On July 31, 2015 Dane was called to the stage by Patti LaBelle during her concert in Columbus, Ohio. After hearing Dane sing and inviting him to duet on her classic "Lady Marmalade" Patti exclaimed "You better sing, fool. My God!." Dane's 4th CD Give Me Something Real was released in 2017 at Regattabar.to much critical acclaim (see Dane's web site www.danevannatter.com).