Dan Austin
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Dan Austin

Band Folk Acoustic


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The best kept secret in music


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'Swear to Me' and 'What am I?' up on www.myspace.com/dannyaustinmusic at the current time. Due to be released when I am 100% happy with the mix


Feeling a bit camera shy


My belief is that the very best songs can always sound equally good stripped down to just acoustic guitar and voice and this is what I aim to do. This makes Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso my greatest influence, closely followed by Eva Cassidy, as both create the most amazing atmospheres through minimalist approaches.

I set my stall by the quality of the songwriting that seemed to flourish most in the 60's and 70's. I try my tunes out on open mic audiences, and if they don't make immediate impact, I ditch them. I love playing live or in the studio and I think this shows, and I'm in it musically to the death even if I never sell a single unit. As long as people say these songs mean something to them, my purpose is served. I would much rather deliver amazing quality than be a marketing success.

My story is a simple one: Since my mid 20's I have organised my whole life around my love of songwriting and performing. Of course I need work to support this but as long as I am playing, I feel like I am living the dream. I have many, many songs that I have yet to record and I cannot wait to get stuck into them.

I am different from other bands because I sound different, but if David Gray, Damien Rice etc. acoustic based stuff is your thing, then you might want to give it a listen. Or you might not.