A Winters Night… @ Old Church St Pancras

Audience Theatre ViewDW BAND BOWDan Simon ChrisDan Tom

 

Happy New Year! and thank you to all who supported my music throughout 2012. The end of year show at Birmingham Conservatoire on December 15th was serene, for one moment everything appeared to come together. I’m lucky to be able to collaborate with such talented musicians who illustrate and illuminate my lyrics so beautifully. Listen to a recording of the show here, and view photos here.

I plan to continue such collaborations in 2013, starting in Central London on January 25th at Old Church St Pancras with Paul Mosley and Rebecca De Winter.

Fri Jan 25th 2013: St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road London NW1 1UL

Doors 7 pm, Music starts 8 pm

The Old Church is an enchanting venue and real favourite amongst the artist’s community, playing host to intimate concerts from Jason Mraz, James Blake, Newton Faulkner, Pete Roe, Marcus Foster, and Emmy The Great. In addition to individual live sets from each artist they’ll be collaborations, unique to the event.

Dan x

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Press info / artist profiles…

PAUL MOSLEY Performing on the eve of his debut release with the legendary Folkwit Records label, musical adventurer Paul Mosley has been described as ‘A cults cult, a real gem’ (Drowned In Sound) and it’s not hard to see why he’s picked up fans such as Graham Coxon when you listen to his magical, captivating, technically brilliant and downright rude songs.

DAN WHITEHOUSE Music Industry bible Music Week state that Dan’s lyrics “involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky” whilst Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music heralds his work as ‘sensational’. Following on from his 3 EPs (The Balloon, The Bubble, The Box), in 2012 he released “a serene and nuanced debut album” (Guitarist), and Old Church is the perfect environment to witness his direct, confessional performance.

REBECCA DE WINTER Taking the name of Du Maurier’s eponymous heroine, Rebecca is a spell binding performer who invites listener’s into her specific and enchanting world. Her sound fuses alt. pop sensibilities with the pure piano balladry of Ben Folds and Regina Spektor, and she performs with an eclectic ensemble of musicians. She has recently toured with The Leisure Society, Eve Selis Amy Wadge and Au Revoir Simone.

 

Birmingham & London Dates On Sale Now

I’m really excited to announce two special shows at two of my favourite venues.

1. Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall: Sat Dec 15th 2012

Doors 7pm, Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets on sale now

This is a beautiful venue in Birmingham City centre, with tiered seating, grand piano and surround sound PA system. I’ll be playing with full band, and playing some new songs as well as songs from the album and 3 EPs.

2. St Pancras Old Church, London: Fri Jan 25th 2013

Doors 7pm, Music starts 8pm

Performing alongside the magical, captivating, technically brilliant and downright rude songs of Paul Mosley

An enchanting Church in the heart of London’s Kings Cross St Pancras. A venue that has hosted intimate concerts from many artist’s including Jason Mraz, James Blake, Marcus Foster, Emmy The Great amongst others…

Tickets are £6 advance, but for a limited time you can buy 2 tickets for £10 through this paypal buy it now button:





simply print out and bring your paypal receipt on the night.

 

 

 

New Live Dates and Birmingham Headline Announced

I’m pleased to be able to announce a bunch of new live dates for the second half of 2012. Particularly excited about December 15th: headline show at Birmingham Conservatoire. The venue has a grand piano, surround sound PA system and tiered seating – I fell in love with the Recital Hall when I saw The Old Dance School play there a few years ago -it’s simply a great place to relax and listen to live music.

Tickets will be £6 adv for that one, from Birmingham Conservatoire Box office, i’ll be playing a full hour long show with band at 8:30 – 9:30pm.

Hope to see you

Dan x

Birmingham Blues

Since 2010, I have been running the ‘Songwriting Circle’ at mac Birmingham. An open group of 10 – 15 songwriters who meet weekly to support each other in our songwriting explorations!
We’ve compiled an album : listen here:
We also have two Birmingham live dates in coming weeks:
July 9th – Songwriting Circle Showcase at mac Birmingham (hexagon)
Starts  7:45pm. £2 Admission B12 9QH
July 21st – Cafe Ort 500 Moseley Road Debut public concert for songwriting circle followed by full set from me. Starts  8:30pm Starts  8:30pm. £2 Admission
The Songwriting Circle are excited to celebrate their debut compilation album with two concerts featuring intimate acoustic performances from 14 singer songwriters. Taking turns to perform 1 track each, the writers will also explain how the weekly workshops assist their writing process.

 

“we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is” MARK VONNEGUT (Kurt’s son)

 

Founded by Dan Whitehouse in 2010, The Songwriting Circle are a group of writers that share ideas, skills and experiences.

Members describe the circle as a hideaway from the commercial world; a place to develop skills, share experiences, and receive feedback and support. Always open to new writers; you don’t have to play an instrument to join and anyone with an interest/passion for songwriting, creativity and self expression is welcome.

Bye for now
Dan

Maverick Musician

Hello

I hope you’ve been sidestepping the showers and enjoying the festivals and party spirit that’s been in the air this last week or so in the UK…Lunar festival provided a peaceful sort of fun last Monday (have a look at the photos from the talented photographer Richard Shakespeare), and i’ve been pleased to receive editorial features in both ‘Musician’ and ‘Maverick’ magazines this week. To be frank I was stunned to read ‘Musician’ magazine describe me as a possible heir to Jeff Buckley, have a read on facebook if you’re interested.

Three gigs coming up this month:

JUNE

Wed 13th: Camden Proud Galleries. 8:45pm

Sat 16th: Big Session Festival. 11:45am

Friday 29th: ‘Ditch The TV’ at Maudslay, Coventry 8:30pm

I have a few guest list spaces available for Wednesday in London so please message me if you’d like to come along.

 

Very Best,

 

Dan

Let the festivals flow…

Hello

What beautiful weather! I hope you’ve had a chance to get outside a little and enjoy it. I had the pleasure of walking to the studio this morning…a very pleasant reminder of how sunshine feels on the skin.

My gigs have been going well, the frequency of the dates has allowed me to really get into the swing of things, and I’m loving playing with my band.

 

Supporting Scott Matthews was an honour and a real highlight, and performing at Paul Murphy’s songwriters café was a fantastic experience – a true hidden gem.

 

The album’s been picking up a few reviews:

 

Guitarist “a serene and nuanced debut”

Maverick “reminiscent of Donovan, at his mid 1960s best…likely to achieve the higher profile his talents deserve”

R2  “you can hear the ghost of Nick Drake”

Music Week “lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky”

Chronicle (Danny Farragher) “consumate showman… innovative, and can move from melodic ballad to a harder edge sound with such ease”

 

The touring resumes this week: starting Thursday 24th in Stafford, then Liverpool at View Two Gallery (with a grand piano – exciting!), and onto Oxford on Sunday.

 

In June the festival season begins with Lunar, a tribute to Nick Drake in Tanworth in Arden June 4th, I’ll be on stage at 7pm. June 16th i’m at Big Session in South Derbyshire, on stage at 12:15 on the River Stage.

 

This Saturday May 26th I’m in session on local radio, BBC WM Introducing 7-8pm.

 

I’m playing a couple of interesting dates in London in June too:

June 6th – Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon

June 13th – Proud Galleries Camden – Music Week/PPL/Break out showcase

 

Click here for a full gig detail.

 

 

Click here to follow me on facebook.

 

 

Very Best,

 

Dan

 

 

UK Tour 2012

Upcoming Shows:

DATE CITY VENUE
03/05/2012 London Slaughtered Lamb
04/05/2012 Wolverhampton Newhampton Arts Centre supporting Scott Matthews
05/05/2012 Chesham The Drawing Room
06/05/2012 Bude Cornwall Stables
09/05/2012 Hove The Palmeira
12/05/2012 Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire Under the Edge Arts
17/05/2012 Birmingham Songwriter’s Cafe
24/05/2012 Stafford The Post House
25/05/2012 Liverpool View Two Gallery (Liverpool Acoustic)
27/05/2012 Oxford Communion at Jericho Tavern
04/06/2012 Tanworth In Arden Lunar Festival
06/06/2012 London Betsey Trotwood
07/06/2012 Lichfield The Spark
13/06/2012 Balham South London The Bedford Globe Theatre
16/06/2012 Catton Hall Walton On Trent South Derbyshire The Big Session Festival
29/06/2012 Coventry Ditch The TV @ The Maudslay Pub
10/07/2012 Kidderminster The BHG (Boars Head Gallery) / Mouth and Music
14/07/2012 Northants Sold Out Private house gig in Northants
15/07/2012 Old Swinford Stourbridge Life and Other Art Festival at Coach House
15/07/2012 Birmingham Yardbird
21/07/2012 Birmingham Ort
15/08/2012 Norwich Grapevine @ Bedfords
23/08/2012 Loughton Loughton Folk Club
02/09/2012 Birmingham Moseley Folk Festival (3rd Stage)
19/10/2012 Brighton The Cabin
20/10/2012 Southampton Sotones Presents at the Bent Brief
24/10/2012 St Ives Cafe Art
24/10/2012 St Ives Kettle and Wink
25/10/2012 Chudleigh, Devon Highwayman’s Haunt
17/11/2012 Alnwick Northumberland Lush @ Tanners Arms
19/11/2012 Washington Washington Arts Centre (in the Courtyard Bar area)