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‘I’m just going to keep persevering,’ says musician, Dan Whitehouse,
who’s new album ‘Stories for You’ comes out in September. ‘ I want to make a good living in the music business, it’s something I love doing.’
Dan, who lives in Swinton, has been on the music scene in Sheffield for 10 years now playing in various bands like Rossman Frister, Fights and Mabel Love, and since going to university has been working solo.
Dan, 30, who has just successfully completed the BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology course at the University Centre Doncaster said, ‘Since doing the course and from all I’ve learnt there, and with the help of my lecturers, it has given me the confidence to do a solo album and to produce and engineer it.’
Dan, who started playing guitar in his early teens and is influenced by songwriters like Neal Young and John Lennon, wrote all the songs, sang them all and played drums, bass, piano and guitars,
‘Simple strong songs about life, so this is me laid bare, I suppose’, he said
Dan produced the album as part of his long study brief on the course, and he had a lot of good support from lecturers Lee Sullivan, Michael Dunn and Nigel Pease.
‘You could always contact them, and they were very supportive and highly professional so I can’t speak too highly of them. There is also some really good gear there at High Melton, all you need to produce good music.’
Dan’s Album, ‘Stories for You’, is being released with the help of Artists Without A Label (AWAL). The likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Editors, The Klaxons and Kate Walsh have at one time or another been on the books of Artists Without A Label (AWAL), which was conceived as a flexible and strings-free solution for unsigned artists in the early stage of their development.
He hopes to do another album next year but in the meantime he’s playing gigs around the country and played Sheffield Tramlines in the summer.
‘Stories for You’ will be available in September.
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