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Dan Whitehouse - The Balloon Ep - Official Launch Gig - Wolverhampton Little Civic: Saturday 31st January 2009

On January 31st 2009, Wolverhampton born and raised songwriter Dan Whitehouse will be joined by a full electric band of 5 musicians for a performance of his debut release, The Balloon EP, released February 2nd 2009.

'BBC 6 Music' and 'Kerrang' Radio stations have pledged their alliance with regular spins of the song 'Somewhere I Don't Want To Go'.

Dan's musical career began in 1998, when at the influential age of 17 he auditioned for 'Naomi' (Liquid, Gut Records 1999). Three years of touring and recording followed, highlights of which include gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, Manchester Apollo and 8 weeks recording at Battery Studios in London.

At 21 Dan formed rock band 'Sonara' who developed a loyal fanbase in the West Midlands region, signed a record deal with the Barfly music group and performed at Reading festival. It was during time spent fronting this band that his own songwriting skills really began to develop and blossom.

Since going solo in 2007 Dan's live career has really blossomed, taking in support slots with Maria McKee, Julian Cope, Josh Ritter, Joseph Arthur and Lykke Li and headlining the Glee Club Birmingham.

In 2008 Dan entered the studio with a new band. Members of which will be well known to music fans in the region:

1. John Large: Drummer. Previously played with Carina Round and Thought Gang

2. Steve Clarke: Bass player of Rogue States and formerly the Dum Dums

3. Andy Bole: Fret and Fiddle member and session musician for Clapton, Stevie Winwood et al

4. June Mori: Pianist, also performs with Dan Gallagher

The band recorded a total of 17 songs which will surface throughout 2009 in a series of 3 EPs: The Balloon: The Bubble: and The Box. "when I sat back and read the lyrics I had written over the last ten years I realized that escapism was the prevailing theme, the three titles are all types of hideaway"



Official Website: www.dan-whitehouse.com


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