Dan Aston Music

New single Waiting for the Call out now!

My new single ‘Waiting for the Call’ is out now!

Stream below…

iTunes: http://apple.co/1m6BvQG
Google Music: http://bit.ly/1Uy1YTj

Read more about the song by clicking here

 

Waiting for the Call – New Single out Dec 16th

I’m happy to announce that my latest single, ‘Waiting for the Call’, is set for release on Wednesday 16th December 2015. The song will be available across all digital outlets.

A clip of the song was featured on my video preview earlier this week and marks a significant change in musical direction. I was brought up on a lot of rock music from the 70s and 80s and started playing electric guitar from a young age so there has always been a desire within me to return to that sound. It was only really since establishing myself as a solo artist that I abandoned the rock vibe that I had explored in bands that I had played in as a teenager. Something felt right about returning to that sound now and I am busy recording my debut album which contains many songs firmly routed in this vein – so there’s more on the way!

My music has taken a few turns over the past couple of years. ‘The Way Home’ EP was a purely intimate acoustic folk project inspired by the likes of John Martyn, Bob Dylan and unplugged Bruce Springsteen. The introduction of session musicians saw ‘Pale Jacket’ as a more mainstream indie/pop record whilst ‘Lemonade Sea’ was heavily influenced by jazz. This time around it’s my love for Ryan Adams and Ritchie Blackmore that has come to the fore.

I recorded and produced ‘Waiting for the Call’ myself with some help from my good friend and audio wizard, Paul Buzza. I hope those who have followed and supported my musical ventures up to this point will enjoy this exciting new direction. My first full-length album is currently being recorded and will be released next year.

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Guitar Solo Audio Clips

NEW MUSIC! I’ve taken a different direction musically recently as you’ll be able to hear from these snippets below. The strat is back out and I’ve gone electric…

Here’s an audio preview for a couple of upcoming songs, ‘Waiting for the Call’ and ‘X Marks the Spot’ which are both still being mixed and having final bits recorded. These are two guitar solos that I’ve been working on recently. Enjoy!

New recording: Do I Wait

New recording! This is a cover of one of my favourite songs, ‘Do I Wait’ by Ryan Adams.

All instruments played and recorded by me. Click here for a free download:http://bit.ly/20MpksN

I’ve always loved the honesty of the lyrics in this one. Let me know what you think of it! Stay tuned for some more recordings coming very soon…

Cider Festival Details

Excited to announce that I will be performing from 10am-10.40am at Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival​ on the BBC Introducing​ stage this Sunday 13th September! I will be joined by Sue Aston​ on violin during my set.

For more details visit www.cornwallciderfestival.co.uk

Cider Fest Announcement

Very excited to be performing at Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival on Sunday 13th September on the BBC Introducing stage! More details to follow…

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Live concert replay

You can now catch the replay of my live online show from yesterday!

The template differs from previous shows featuring a panel of special guests (Azlin Bloor, Nazim Beltran, Sheila Strover), live music (inc. 2 new songs & Sue Aston on violin) and in-depth discussion about my musical influences.

Big thank you to everyone that tuned in and to Phil Aston for producing!

Live concert rescheduled

Hi everyone, I’m so sorry but I’m afraid I am going to have to cancel the show today. I have been struggling with a chest infection and had hoped to be back up to strength to sing today, but sadly I’m just not well enough to do it. Thank you all for your support and I hope you will be able to join me again when I’m feeling better. I have rescheduled the show for two weeks time, I hope you will be able to join me then. Thanks, Dan.

Upcoming Live Online Show

It’s been a while but I’m gearing up for another live online show!

I’ll be streaming live via YouTube and Google Plus on Sunday 21st June from 6pm (BST) and this show will have an all new format to previous ones.

As well as talking a bit about my influences and how I got into music I’ll be joined by three special guests and will perform some brand new songs with Sue Aston featuring on violin.

The show will be available to watch again on YouTube following the live broadcast.

Click here to visit the show

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Lemonade Sea lyric video

Featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Cornwall, my latest single ‘Lemonade Sea’ has now got a new lyric video!

The song is about reflecting on past times and is named after the shimmering effect the sun gives against the ocean. Featuring Sue Aston on violin and members from jazz band Endangered Species, the song is brought to life by some beautiful instrumental playing.

I hope you enjoy it!

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