Advent Day 16 Nothing Wilful About Music

    Advent Day 16 Nothing Wilful About Music

Advent Day 16 Nothing Wilful About Music

 

The wonderful team at Wilful have kept Bluesdoodles entertained and supplied with an array of music from Pop to Rock, We will try to share more of the music that arrives via emails.

 

Creating a Legacy with Cadillac Three New Album

 

Cadillac Three – Album review Legacy

 

 

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals.

 

Dan Owen – Live at The Lantern, Bristol

 

Magpie Salute – Single Omission

 

 

A Thousand Horses In Conversation with BluesdoodlesA Thousand Horses – Conversation

 

A Thousand Horses – Album – Bridges

 

 

 

Josh McGovern

The dark piece of folk/Americana opens with his unique deep tones, which are achingly beautiful among hushed guitar strums before he breaks into a deeply emotive chorus. The result is similar to the songwriting work of Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen.

The video features haunting shots of sea-swept cliffs, cut between Josh delivering his mournful, melancholic and mesmerising voice. The atmosphere is dark and introspective, with soulful searching sentiments conjured by rolling waves on the British coast.

Catherine McGrath

Lastly, perfect for an Advent Calendar – It’s very nearly time for the Christmas Holidays to begin, a gorgeous stripped-back version of the classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by country-pop star Catherine McGrath.

It’s a beautiful and warming acoustic ballad. No jingle bells, just her gorgeous voice and melodic guitar-playing to get you ready for the festive season.

 

Bluesdoodles is looking forward to working with Wilful throughout 2018.

 

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals.With a crowd full of anticipation to hear once again the vocals of Dan Owen with his twenty-first-century mix of singer-songwriter angst, blues and ‘modern man with a guitar’ sound. Before the main act of the night, the evening opened with a singer-songwriter behind the keyboards as Billy Lockett hit the stage. Billy set the scene for Dan with a set that may not have been exciting but was a solid start to the evening.  The set was full of romantic originals and into this indie mix, he covered Nirvana, definitely not Kurt Cobain but an interesting choice. Closing the short set the Northampton-born Billy Lockett with his easy smile finished off with Burn It Down.  The number that got him noticed when included on Made in Chelsea. Billy also has a full band which would pep up the numbers I am sure.

 

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals.Short break and Dan stepped onto the stage in The Lantern, Colston Hall. Dan Owen has been touring and shaping his craft. The bluesman who captures the tones of the seventies all packaged in an Indie delight. This is solo music that hits the mark with all ages especially the young who connect with the angst, his tales and manner that connects with the audience. His voice has always demanded attention and he got it.  Tonight as a duet his music was up close and very personal. Dan has certainly ‘come of age’ since I saw him last. As he opened with Parachute we knew we were in the assured vocal glow of Dan. The voice now has real controlled power, with a clarity of tone and delivery of lyrics. We flew with Dan close to the sun as he played Icarus. Wow!! Joining Dan on stage tonight was Lewis Cooper on Keys which provided an extra depth of tone and great backing vocals.  Dan’s latest E.P. Open Hands and Enemies is a snippet of his talent and a full album is long overdue.  From the E.P. he played What Is A Man and Moonlight, a slow burner that lights the auditorium.  The tone changed with Splinter as Lewis swapped keys for electric guitar with a twang of Country-meets-Americana and curls into British Indie. With that Lewis left the stage for a couple of solo numbers from the past as Dan, his guitar and harmonica collided with Bob Dylan, Cohen and the seventies with a swirl of blues with the added power of the stompbox. No longer a biscuit tin with wires, now neat smart and full of drumming power.  We were treated to a beautiful new song Hand That You Hold as he explored emotions with skill and empathy. Lewis returned to the stage and the set continued. What was noticeable the songs all had short intros the hallmark of songs today.  Made To Love You, written about a friend who he had a drink with to make a plan about his relationship. The song Made to Love You was written about domestic abuse experienced at the hands of a woman his friend had experienced while still loving her.

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals.Dan Owen left the stage and quickly returned with guitar and harp with a rousing rendition of Willie Dixon’s Little Red Rooster. Lifting the energy and ambience of the venue. Blues just suits Dan’s vocals.

 

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals, the set was accomplished. But just far too short, I was left wanting to hear more, get to know the musician.  So with that, the stage darkened and it was an early night as we left Colston Hall.

 

The Lantern Bristol Shines on Dan Owen’s Vocals.

Do Not Hideaway as Dan Owen Is Back On Tour

Do Not Hideaway as Dan Owen Is Back On TourDo Not Hideaway as Dan Owen Is Back On Tour

Dan Owen has released his brand new single ‘Hideaway’ through Atlantic Records. The song finds the Shrewsbury singer at his most bold and determined yet, delivering an impressive statement as one of the most exciting new voices in the UK today.

Hideaway’ sees Dan enlisting huge blues riffs, which bolster the mighty soulful tones of his jaw-dropping vocal abilities. The song is currently gaining widespread exposure as it forms the soundtrack for the Boots No.7 televised and online advert.

Bluesdoodles has listened and approves of Hideaway the latest single from Dan Owen.  Dan’s vocals hit you in the solar plexus every time. He punches an emotional vocal punch full of emotions. Deep moving blues riffs drive Hideaway. A song that will live in the mind long after the last note fades away. Dan’s voice is glorious. Now let’s have a full album once we have all see you live on this winters Headline Tour.

Dan has gained attention and critical acclaim across the world following his debut release on Atlantic Records with ‘Moonlight’ earlier this year. He has become a big live draw across the UK and Europe and has sold out numerous headline tours. He’s also played a number of high-profile festivals this summer including Latitude and Barn On The Farm among many others.

Dan has announced a 16-date headline the UK and European tour in support of ‘Hideaway’. The eight-date UK leg kicks off at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on October 17th and finishes with a hometown show at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Seven on November 14th. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found below:

DAN OWEN TOUR DATES
UK HEADLINE SHOWS
17/10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
18/10 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
19/10 – Manchester, Night And Day
21/10 – Birmingham, The Actress & Bishop
22/10 – Liverpool, Buyers Club
23/10 – Bristol, The Lantern
25/10 – London, Omeara
14/11 – Shrewsbury, Theatre Seven

EUROPEAN HEADLINE SHOWS
03/10 – Cologne, Studio 672
04/10 – Hamburg, Molotow
05/10 – Berlin, Badehaus
07/10 – Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus
08/10 – Nijmegen, Merleyn
09/10 – Paris, Les Étoiles
11/10 – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
12/10 – Rotterdam, Rotown

 

ACCLAIM FOR DAN OWN

“Dan packs in more emotion, lyricism and the understanding through the medium of song that many achieve in a full album”
Bluesdoodles

“Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well”
The Independent

“Dan Owen has the voice from a soul who has lived a million years and experienced every element of life in its fullest”
TMRW

“Owen possesses one of the most arresting singing voices we’ve heard in a long time.”
Acoustic Magazine

“Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues”
Blues & Soul

“Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice”
Fred Perry Subculture

 

Do Not Hideaway as Dan Owen Is Back On Tour

No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017

No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017

No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017

 

 EP OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES is attracting attention for all the right reasons.  The No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017Independent today said Dan Owen one to watch out for in 2017! Bluesdoodles has been watching the prodigious talent grow since we first spotted him playing at. In fact, the first photograph at the top of a very early Bluesdoodles review is Dan Owen’s Foot and his biscuit tin stomp board still a great photograph.

 

 ‘MOONLIGHT’ – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

 

Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records.

‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.

http://bit.ly/2dg70UkBluesdoodles reviewed the album  –  The only complaint I have and it is a big one, Open Hands and Enemies is immense for an E.P. but Bluesdoodles wants a full-blown twelve track album so that we can get to know all the intricacies that makes Dan Owen such a marvelous musician. The E.P. Open Hands and Enemies from the man with the velvet smooth vocals that packs a punch. Four tracks a teaser of a full album We are waiting Dan get the message we want more! READ what we said HERE

Dan has had a busy 2016 supporting Birdy and before the year closes he has time to make a montage of his journey and fit in a nine-date headline tour of Ireland – which kicks off on Thursday (Dec 8th) at the Ruby Lounge, Dublin as 2016 draws to a close. Headline tours for 2017 already arranged He will be playing his biggest London headline show to date at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on April 26th, alongside a further 15 UK dates in April, which is preceded by a nine-date European tour in March. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found HERE

Listen Now – Dan Owen New Single Moonlight

Listen Now - Dan Owen New Single Moonlight

Listen Now – Dan Owen
New Single Moonlight

 

 EP OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES OUT TODAY ENTERING ITUNES ALBUM CHART TOP 40 NO.1 IN SINGER/SONGWRITER CHART

HEADLINE LONDON SHOW
THE WAITING ROOM – NOVEMBER 15th

 ‘MOONLIGHT’ – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW

 

Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records.

The single premiered with The Independent who said, “Shrewsbury-born singer-songwriter Dan Owen is one to watch… Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist, and judging by his opening performance for Birdy at the Eventim Apollo he’s an electrifying live act as well.”

‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.

http://bit.ly/2dg70UkBluesdoodles reviewed the album  –  The only complaint I have and it is a big one, Open Hands and Enemies is immense for an E.P. but Bluesdoodles wants a full-blown twelve track album so that we can get to know all the intricacies that makes Dan Owen such a marvelous musician. The E.P. Open Hands and Enemies from the man with the velvet smooth vocals that packs a punch. Four tracks a teaser of a full album We are waiting Dan get the message we want more! READ what we said HERE

He can be caught live again at his forthcoming headline show in The Waiting Room, London on November 15th. Dan will follow this with a nine-date headline tour of Ireland in December, starting at Dublin’s Ruby Sessions on December 6th and finishing upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin on December 16th. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found HERE

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

Dan Owen

Shrewsbury singer/songwriter Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Made To Love You’, released this Friday (August 12th).

Dan Owen Stunning Made To Love You Single

It’s a hauntingly beautiful, heart-on-sleeve break-up ballad from the husky-voiced 24-year old. Examining what keeps people together yet drives them apart, the song comes from Dan’s personal experience supporting a friend who was suffering in an abusive relationship.

 

LISTEN TO ‘MADE TO LOVE YOU’ HERE

Dan Owen originally rose to prominence after a video of him playing a stunning cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad Of Hollis Brown’ live was uploaded by a random audience member to Reddit and became an overnight viral internet sensation.

Since then Dan’s own talents as a songwriter have blossomed and the result is a captivating selection of songs. His debut EP Bad For Me was released to high praise in 2015 and now ‘Made To Love You’ is the first taste of his upcoming Open Hands And Enemies EP.

Open Hands And Enemies has Dan straddling swooning soul, throaty blues and carefully crafted pop sentiments, and is due for release on September 14th through LAB Records.

A seasoned veteran of the road despite his young age, Dan has just completed a 30-date European tour in support of Birdy. The singer is such a huge fan of Dan that she finished every night of her tour inviting him onstage to duet on her 2015 hit ‘Let It All Go’. He’s also been invited back to head out on the road with her again for more shows in the autumn.

Dan will also be playing his own headline London show on September 7th at St Pancras Old Church.

 

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Dan has been wooing the crowds since Bluesdoodles crossed his musical path  At Shrewsbury Blues in 21012 Read what we said HERE His foot stomped in perfect beat