Dan is a composer and guitarist from London, UK, based near Brixton.
Dan picked up the guitar in his teens, and began writing music (frequently in open tunings, often fingerpicked) immediately. Having played in several bands, worked as a recording engineer and producer, played as a session musician, he began focusing on acoustic fingerstyle in around 2004. Since then, Dan has performed solo (and with groups) across the UK and abroad. He has headlined his own solo shows; performed at festivals (including Glastonbury), workshops and house concerts; supported world-renowned artists (such as Martin Simpson, Danny Thompson, Will McNicol and Trevor Gordon Hall); and shared bills with – among many others – Sam Carter, Sean Taylor, Michael Watts, Amrit Sond, Sohn/Trouble Over Tokyo, Charlie Lewis, Nathan Ball, Jacqui Bastek, Jacob Szulecki, Richard Mossand … Ed Sheeran (admittedly when Ed was rather younger and less famous)!
CURRENT PROJECTS – FORTHCOMING ALBUM
Dan is currently recording his debut fingerstyle album, made up of a variety of tunes from stripped back solo instrumental acoustic pieces to lush orchestrations featuring electric guitar, piano, percussion, strings and even a smidge of choir. Huge thanks go to Clive Carrollfor his compositional input, and to Declan Zapalaand Ben Cartwrightfor assistance with pre-production.
He’s also working on a few other projects … more to be revealed in due course!