thecrowknowsmusic Daniel Clark Yorkshire and the Humber 'The Crow Knows Music Presents: Daniel Clark, a charming young Yorkshire person with a ‘hair-do’. An assortment of tales, an intriguing voice and an indifference towards his acoustic guitar combines startlingly well with the educated stylings of session-guitarist Ryan Barry to create a thirst-quenchingly Indie-pop sound.’ “Clark came on and entertained the crowd with songs whose playfulness reminded me of the charm the Kooks possessed before their commercial success. The real marvel of the performance was Clark's extraordinary and expressive voice. I can't really find a good way to describe it, all I can do is recommend that you listen!” (Charles Eager, Leeds Music Scene, March 2011) Clark can be considered as somewhat of a latecomer to the Independent music scene, picking up his first guitar aged 18. At the time a family-friend was receiving guitar lessons from experienced session-guitarist ‘Ryan Barry’ and suggested that Clark should also. After a few months of lessons it was obvious that Clark did not care much for scales and arpeggios but preferred spending his time writing lyrics. It was not long before the duo recognized the potential of a potential act and so began work together on new material. At this point, a live public performance was still a distant and potentially unnerving dream. At the age of 19, Clark’ was growing tired of his current surroundings and decided to escape the doldrums of his day-to-day life on a summer exploration of Asia. He found that everywhere he went; from India to China, Thailand to Laos, a few strums of his battered old acoustic guitar were enough to draw in a small crowd of travelers and entertain a variety of different people. Clark returned from his travels in the fall of 2008 excited by the potential of his newfound talent. However, England was not the place he remembered as ‘the credit crunch’ had begun it’s unforgiving assault on the British economy. Like thousands of others, Clark struggled to find work and became increasingly desperate for cash. It was one chilly October morning when Clark woke up to find that the cupboards were bare and his piggy bank exhausted. With no time to consider nerves, Clark picked up his worn-out acoustic guitar and took to the streets of Leeds to ‘busk’ for small change. £11 was the total earnings for that day, but it didn’t matter, Clark now had the taste for more. The past two years has consisted of many a cold Saturday busking in Leeds and York with a generous splattering of live performances at such places as ‘Escobar’ & ‘Call Lane Social’. At the moment Clark continues to build on his strong partnership with Barry, whilst using the self-created ‘The Crow Knows Music’ brand to build a platform towards a long-sustainable future exemplified at his monthly event (The Crow Knows Mondays) @ The Verve, Leeds.'