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21st February '14 - Night and Day Cafe, Manchester, (as part of 'The Big Splice' night.)
In advance of the release of his debut album 'Hands on Another', we'd like to give you an exclusive opportunity to hear the latest material by multi-talented musician and gifted songwriter Dan Solan.
For the uninitiated, here is some background to provide some context for his music.
Born in Warrington in the North West of England, Dan was fortunate to be raised in a town almost equidistant between those two great capitals of the Northern UK music scene: Manchester and Liverpool. It was clear from an early age that music would become the main focus in his life. He began to compose his own songs at the age of 15 and even then, the melodic quality of his songwriting, the strength of his arrangements and the emotion and passion of his performances were apparent.
Extraordinarily prolific and imaginative, he is constantly evolving his art and continues to write new music at an impressive rate, while gigging across the North West of England both as a solo artist and as part of a band. Dan's influences include Coldplay, Radiohead, Elbow, Snow Patrol, Jeff Buckley, Ed Harcourt, but his style is truly his own.
The new album has been produced by Mercury Award nominated producer Andy Ross and the new cuts are already creating something of a stir - we invite you to hear the exclusive tracks at www.reverbnation.com/dansolanmusic
Forthcoming gigs are booked in Manchester, Warrington, York, Leeds, Liverpool and Nottingham - let us know if you'd like to see Dan perform live and we can give you more details. BBC Introducing Manchester will be featuring some new tracks and Dan has recently been interviewed by ALL FM's Sophie Svennison on her new drivetime show, as well as appearing on a live radio show for Storm FM in Bangor, Wales.
With rapturously received gigs, ever expanding crowds, and over 3000 plays on soundcloud within 2 months, this is an artist whose trajectory is rising inexorably to greater recognition and success.
We are confident you will find enough here to convince you that this is something investigating further