Dan Whitehouse
Gig Seeker Pro

Dan Whitehouse

Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos





"... the evermore engaging Dan Whitehouse, whose songwriting both inspires his vigorous performance and allows him the expression of an artist in full flow, whether in impassioned and unrestrained electric outpourings or in acoustic reflections oozing seasoned melodies, their dynamics un-nerve and excite, and their musical hooks plant themselves under your skin like jumping beans in the sun" THE FLY
"The sort of voice that could pop the cork of a champagne bottle" HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK
"...Dan has an incredibly powerful voice, indeed at some points in an impressive performance he ended up on tip toe with the sheer effort being exerted. He's got a strong set of songs too, catchy hooks and the kind of ooomph that many solo performers really lack..." THE HEARING AID
"a British take on folk with a strong story telling element, think along the lines of Damien Rice, Chris Martin" TERRIBLE LOVE SONGS BLOG
“Whitehouse writes beautifully poised songs that are both emotional and dramatic whilst still being somehow uplifting and magnetically compelling” TOXIC PETE


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



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.