Dan Aston Music

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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For You My Friend – Live at Looe Music Festival

Check out the live version of my original song ‘For You My Friend’, taken from my performance at Looe Music Festival last month!

The lyrics deal with the subject of friendship and the importance of those close to you in dark times. It’s also the first song where I experimented with fingerpicking techniques, jazz chords and harmonics.

The Other Side – Live at Looe Music Festival

Check out my live performance of my original song ‘The Other Side’ taken from Looe Music Festival last weekend. More videos to come!

Notes from Looe Music Festival 2014

I had a great time performing at Looe Music Festival yesterday! The town was packed, the atmosphere was electric and thankfully the weather was scorching.

I mixed the set up a bit, which as always was heavily devoted to my original songs. I debuted a brand new song, ‘The Artist’, along with a new cover, ‘If I Am A Stranger’ by Ryan Adams. Some of my old songs made it back into the set too with ‘See You Again’ and ‘Still Life’, both from The Way Home EP, going down well.

The full set is detailed below. Some of my songs were videoed and I also recorded the audio of the entire 45min show so I’ll release some of that material soon.

Set:

1. Way Home
2. Pale Jacket
3. For You My Friend
4. If I Am A Stranger (Ryan Adams)
5. One More Chance
6. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys)
7. Lemonade Sea
8. See You Again
9. The Other Side
10. Flight
11. Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple)
12. The Artist
13. Still Life

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Notes from Tall Ships

Thanks to everyone that came to see me play at Falmouth Tall Ships 2014 on the Source FM stage. Great turn out and fab weather. The rib eye burgers opposite the stage were also a notable highlight for me!

The set list was:

1. Blowin In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
2. Way Home
3. Pale Jacket
4. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys)
5. One More Chance
6. Ol 55 (Tom Waits)
7. The Other Side
8. Lemonade Sea
9. Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple)
10. Flight
11. For You My Friend
12. Mansion On The Hill (Bruce Springsteen)

Pics and audio to come.

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Free download of ‘Way Home’ and more…

Grab a free download of my song ‘Way Home’ and pick up the entire 7 song EP for just £1.99 exclusively at bandcamp right here http://bit.ly/1kjvvAc My debut EP ‘The Way Home’ was released last year and was recorded by top producer Dare Mason at VIP Lounge. I’m currently working on new material to be released later this year so watch this space…

Looe Music Festival announcement

I will be playing at this year’s Looe Music Festival! The three day festival takes place from 19th-21st September and I will be performing on the Cornerstone Stage on Sunday 21st from 14.45-15.30pm. The headliners at this year’s festival are Frank Turner, Squeeze and Brand New Heavies.

http://www.looemusic.co.uk/

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New Video: Lemonade Sea

New video, this time of my new song ‘Lemonade Sea’. I performed a rough version of this during my first Google Plus show, here is the complete version of the song with lyrics available in the description.

New Interview on Sphere Music

Here’s a new interview over on Sphere Music. I had a chat with Baxter Labatos about Google Plus concerts, my plans for this year and my influences. There were some great questions asked, check out the full interview here

Second Concert on Google Plus

My second show on Google Plus Hangouts on Air has been announced and will take place at 6pm GMT on 30th March. The first show was a great success and this one should be even better. Tune it to hear some exclusive new material and a live chat with viewers from across the globe.

Link to the upcoming show is below.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cf0334fi18oojv92aavsrppd320

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