Those of you who saw Dan Whitehouse supporting Jim Moray at The Crown and Greyhound in Dulwich Village back in April 2013 will immediately understand why we went on to book him as a headliner in his own right!
We’re not the only ones who think he’s amazing – there are some quotes below, but meanwhile watch this and judge for yourself!
“Sensational!……what makes me really angry is, if that song had Peter Gabriel’s name on the sleeve it would be hailed as a major return to form…deserves a lot of respect”- Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
“Fresh and exciting” – Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2
“Really, really gorgeous songs” – Janice Long BBC Radio 2
“Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky”- Music Week
“Serene and nuanced” – Guitarist
“Not scared of exposing human weakness, & captures the essence of being a songwriter right now…heir of Jeff Buckley” – Musician
“Reminiscent of Donovan, at his mid 1960s best, likely to achieve the higher profile his talents deserve” – Maverick
“You can hear the ghost of Nick Drake” – R2
“A consumate showman, innovative, and can move from melodic ballad to a harder edge sound with such ease” – Chronicle (Danny Farragher)
Here’s a bit of blurb from Dan (Blimey! He’s supported Willy Mason! Respect!!!):
“Following on from 3 EPs (The Balloon, The Bubble & The Box) in 2009 – 2010, in 2012 I released my debut album and toured the UK sharing stages with a wide variety of wonderful artists. I’ve had many wonderful (and some testing!) experiences on the road; supporting Willy Mason, Joseph Arthur, Caitlin Rose, Josh Ritter, Peter Green, Maria McKee, Jim Moray, Julian Cope and World Party.
On September 29th 2013 at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham I will launch my 2nd album: Reaching For A State Of Mind. Produced by Michael Clarke, the album features steel guitar from PJ Wright (Fairport Convention) and significant input from percussionist Chip Bailey (Duke Special.
I’d like to thank BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music for supporting my songwriting. I’ve received spot plays from presenters including Jeremy Vine, Steve Lamaq, Janice Long, Alex Lester, Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins. BBC TV East Midlands commissioned me to compose a song for a TV documentary, presented by Ray Gosling.
In addition to performing and recording my own writing I deliver interactive music workshops, working in the community with a range of participants, including vulnerable adults, children with special needs and emerging songwriters.”