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Dan Webster

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“THE TIN MAN” will make it on to a fair few ‘Best Of’ lists, and deservedly so."
Maverick Magazine

“Mixing folk, country and even a little rock ‘n’ roll, all delivered with a clear, distinctive voice, some great playing and an immaculate sound, it stopped me in my tracks.”
Folk Radio UK – The Tin Man – featured album Feb 2015

“The Tin Man may forever be in search of a heart on the road, Dan Webster has it in abundance and it shows with each passing song on his latest album.”
Liverpool Sound and Vision

“His delivery is passionate, this album boasts a big, big heart.”
Folk Radio UK

Dan Webster is a seasoned English singer-songwriter. His music is influenced by sounds and story telling traditions of American and British Folk music (in its broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll.

Americana UK described him as ‘a hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae’. Webster just writes what he feels; in his words “it’s just about the music, there’s no plan when I’m writing, there doesn’t need to be, writing is about honesty, we connect with real experiences and real emotions in music”.

"An insightful lyricist with a great voice"
Acoustic Magazine

Dan has played too many shows to count over the years. In 2015 he played a UK headline tour and a UK tour as main support for The Paperboys, both to great acclaim. Live, Dan inspires attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics - delivered with a powerful, and honest vocal. Fantastic solo, or with his band “The Harbour Rats”. His previous album release DIAMOND LAND received a number of plays on BBC Radio 2 and was well received critically in the press. His 2012 single release Frank Dalton was nominated for Fatea magazines track of the year.

His new self-produced release for 2015 THE TIN MAN is the pinnacle of his work to date. It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work. Webster’s delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond. The album is a conceptual look at life journeys both metaphorically and direct. There is a sailor’s journey, told using his arrangements of two English and one traditional American folk song. One To Remember and No.17 discuss journeys in a situational context, No.17 examining how small journeys can reflect and offer deeper insight into life and its continuing cycle. Life and loss feature throughout as well as hope and love. This is honest work, Dan lived the song Elvis, met the “old boy’ in One To Remember and rode the No. 17. (That said, in truth, he can’t remember the number of the bus route).


Last played:

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tuesday 5th July 2016
Miar Murphy, Dan Webster, Amelia White, Dull Knife