Dario will be on tour in the Midwest with Kathryn Dean sharing the stage for the first time with American Idol winner Lee Dewyze!

Here’s the dates:

May 18, 2017 – S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston, IL
May 19, 2017 – Fountain Square Brewery – Indianapolis, IN
May 20, 2017 – Looney Bin – Bradley, IL
May 21, 2017 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
May 22, 2017 – Crescendo Music Bar & Cafe – Madison, WI
May 23, 2017 – eMbers – Rensselaer, IN
May 24, 2017 – 20 Front Street – Lake Orion, MI
May 25, 2017 – The Listening Room – Port Clinton, OH


The Dirty Job’s debut album “Episode 1” has just been released on Soundcloud (link below). The 5-song album pays tribute to Surf Rock and wild spirits, with lots of guitar riffs, energetic drums, and dirty reverbs!

Dario co-wrote the tracks with drummer Edo “The Tank” Tancredi, and produced the album aiming to keep an authentic approach to the writing and recording process as the only way to get to the real essence of what 60’s music and surf rock is.
The album was recorded at Fly The Coop Studios in Los Angeles, CA and mixed by Antonio Porcelli at Ext Station Studio in Trani (BT), Italy. Crank it up and enjoy!

Dario is currently in the studio composing and producing music for a few new exciting projects for 411 Music Group and Gramoscope Music, and collaborating with fellow composer Eddie Grey on Season 3 of Emmy Award winning TV show “Born This Way”.

Spring tour in Texas, Arizona and California is coming up! Here the dates:

Mar 18, 2017 – Genghis Cohen – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 22, 2017 – Tobin Center – San Antonio, TX
Mar 24, 2017 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) – The Woodlands, TX
Mar 27, 2017 – The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 30, 2017 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA
Apr 1, 2017 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
Apr 2, 2017 – 
Hotel Cafe – Hollywood, CA

Apr 3, 2017 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

FullSizeRender 4Rocking The Roxy Theatre on Feb 16th, 2017 with rock artist Tiffany Madadian. In the picture Dario (right) with bassist Ricky Bakken. Ph. credit: Artin Hovsepian

Dario is currently composing a new full album for publishing company 411 Music Group. Lots of guitars, sound design, reverbs, and much more!

Stay tuned for new music in 2017 with 411 Music Group, Glory Oath & Blood, Warner/Chappell, and Gramoscope Music!





Microsoft just released this fantastic presentation of the Surface Studio which reached almost 10 million views on YouTube, with music produced by the amazing Nathan Lanier. Dario had the pleasure of working on this project recording guitars at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles alongside some pretty great musicians!


It was such a fun time performing at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood opening for Italian rock band Negrita thanks to Hitweek. Great music with great people!

Nick Milo (in the picture below) is the new addition to Kathryn Dean’s team. This exceptional musician worked for many years as keyboardist and Music Director for Tower of Power and rock legend Joe Cocker. It’s always a huge honor to be working with such great musicians!


In the picture left to right: Dario, Nick Milo, Edoardo Tancredi

It’s time to hit the road again, this time opening for the one and only Howie Day and then for Italian rock band Negrita for a special night at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA thanks to Hitweek! 

Oct 7, 2016 – Stage Door – Charlotte, NC
Oct 8, 2016 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Oct 9, 2016 – Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
Oct 10, 2016 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
Oct 12, 2016 – Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 13, 2016 – Rumba – Columbus, OH
Oct 14, 2016 – Adelphia Music Hall – Marietta, OH
Oct 24, 2016 – Whisky a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA

Here’s the next shows for August and September. We’ll also be joining Tiffany’s “A Million Miles – A Dynamic Acoustic Tour” from August 24th on:

Aug 10, 2016 – Genghis Cohen – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 21, 2016 – South End – Venice, CA
Aug 24, 2016 – 12th & Porter – Nashville, TN
Aug 25, 2016 – The Warehouse – Carmel, IN
Aug 26, 2016 – The Wildey Theatre – Edwardsville, IL
Aug 30, 2016 – The Acorn Theater – Three Oaks, MI
Sep 4, 2016 – Lexington Village Theatre – Lexington, MI
Sep 7, 2016 – Billboard Magazine – New York City, NY
Sep 7, 2016 – Gramercy Theatre – New York City, NY
Sep 8, 2016 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
Sep 9, 2016 – Boulton Center For The Performing Arts – Bay Shore, NY
Sep 10, 2016 – Havana – New Hope, PA
Sep 11, 2016 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Sep 13, 2016 – Cumulus Radio – Atlanta, GA

Dario Forzato

The score for the short “A Very Lovely Dress” composed by Dario Forzato wins the Diamond Award at the LA Shorts Awards. Thanks to directors Michael Thompson and Max Leonida for the opportunity to work on such a cool project!

Listen to the score on the Music section.

Click here for the full list of winners.

LA shorts awards – BEST SCORE WINNER with “A Very Lovely Dress”