Dozenz is a songwriter, producer, and musician from Abu Dhabi, UAE in the Arabian Peninsula. Having grown up in California, Northern England and the UAE, Dozenz blends a wide range of musical styles and genres that influenced him as a travelling 3rd Culture kid. The son of a military man based in the UAE desert, Dozenz had to travel over 50km to reach the nearest school. During those daily trips, his mother would liven up the atmosphere by playing her favorite songs from the motown era - Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes Simon and Garfunkle and Carly Simon were just a few names she would have him and his four siblings singing along to. When it was Dozenz turn to choose what they listened to he switched up the genre a bit; Radiohead, Coldplay, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis were some of his favorite bands.
Formerly the principal songwriter and keyboardist of the Middle East's most successful rock band, Dozenz attempts a fresh, dynamic, and modern approach to creating a captivating sound without shying away from pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo. After swearing off guitars and experimenting with the 80s inspired synths, hip-hop and RnB on his last album, Dozenz has rediscovered his Alternative Rock muse describing each of his songs as a tribute to a rock band or an era of rock. Explore the fresh sound on the band website
Starting out, the idea of living the road band life was the last thing on my mind. After I did all the local gigs, I realized the only way to evolve as an artist was to create a new sound. Over the next five years, I sunk myself into Hip-Hop and RnB t — with the occasional reggae indulgence — exploring new soundscapes and ideas. My time in the wilderness of experimentation proved crucial in shaping my sound.
I'm packing up the gear for an extended live tour in support of my new album. The set list will prominently feature the new stuff but also dive into favorites from my previous releases. Check out my tour page for when I’ll be playing near you.
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