Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

I'm proud of these songs. They lack any provocative intent. They exist simply because I needed them to. They were written before, during and after so many events, revelations and disappointments. DAN "a British take on folk rock with a strong story telling element" TERRIBLE LOVE BLOGGER

Biography

1. What sort of singer songwriter are you?

I want to tell the truth, cut down the traditional barriers between rock stars and audiences.

My lyrics are upfront, at times confrontational, heart on sleeve confessions of my experiences and beliefs.

2. What is your future plan?

Complete the recording & release of my self financed EP trilogy The Balloon: The Bubble & The Box – a collection of 21 songs written between 1998 – 2008. The EP titles are all types of hideaway because to me writing and performing and listening to music is like escaping into a free and compassionate world where all your frustrations, puzzles, and chains are transformed.

Continue to perform live ‘Mouth To Mouth’, and record the full length album ‘Birdsong On The Motorway’ – beauty is everywhere but sometimes you are traveling too fast to see it.

Biography Jan. 2009
“Sensational” TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC.

“hooks that plant themselves under your skin like jumping beans under the sun” THE FLY

Dan Whitehouse is a singer/songwriter based in Wolverhampton, UK. He writes songs about life, love, loss and sometimes happiness. Before going solo Dan was front man for Sonara and side man for Naomi and Carina Round. Since going solo in 2007 he has supported artists as diverse as Lykee Li, Maria McKee, Kaki King, Josh Ritter and Joseph Arthur, and has developed a loyal following in the West Midlands.
With a voice that could “pop the cork of a champagne bottle”, and a truly eclectic live band, his debut EP, The Balloon, February 2nd 09, demands attention.
Sessions began in February 2008 with a core ensemble of piano, percussion, and bass. Having experienced cramped working conditions as a session musician himself Dan encouraged a free flowing exchange of ideas in the studio. Ferocious rock drums and bass were paired with tender, expressive piano melodies and the ambient/noise loops of ex Captain Beefheart / Clapton guitarist Andy Bole.

Lyrics

Somwhere I Don't Want To Go

Written By: Dan Whitehouse

Somewhere I Don't Want To Go

Stuck in a corner, just turning over.
Thousands of faces - turning away.
So many words, churning them out.
Flying over my head.

I feel restricted by minutes, all these temporary collections.
Out on an island nobody sees.
I've gotta do something about where I’m going.
I am so lost in this tight small restricted space

I SHALL DO WHAT YOU SAY
LIVE IN THIS WAY
WAKE AS YOU REQUIRE
REST WHEN TOLD TO
I'LL LAUGH ON QUE
I AM MALLAUABLE
I'LL MELT TO LIQUID, DRAIN INTO YOUR MOULD
AND SET IN STONE FOREVER
AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT YOU'VE MADE OF ME
A FIGURINE OF WHO I USED TO BE
YOU'RE PUSHING ME - SOMEWHERE I DONT WANT TO GO

Just holding on now, counting the days.
When I wake up I feel the same.
It's coming sometime - but I don’t know when
What have I gotta do to turn this into sense?
This can't be how you feel, is everyone sad?
'cos all I see are worried eyes.
Something I'm doing is dragging me down.
I've got no weight as I free fall in full flight.

Repeat Chorus

Discography

THE BALLOON EP 02.02.09 feat. SOMEWHERE I DON"T WANT TO GO which has received airplay on BBC 6 MUSIC, WCR 101.8fm, BBC WM, KERRANG! and US college radio

Set List

Somebody Loves You *
Gravity Hold
We All Feel The Same Pain
Know Me *

It's Good To Getaway *
Carousel *
Somewhere I Don't Want to Go
Still Thinking Of You
There Is No End In Sight
Needles, Pins and All Sharp Things
You Can’t Give Me Anymore *