After spending a couple of years honing his craft on the UK’s live circuit, folk-tinged artist Dan Clews moved to Sweden and threw himself into the indie/folk scene, working with some of the most interesting talent around. These collaborations and subsequent recordings helped Dan secure a publishing deal with George Martin Music, after the Beatles producer heard his music. Just before Christmas, Dan performed at both the Hammersmith Apollo and The Shepherds Bush Empire, playing a duet with songsmith/comedian Tim Minchin.
About 10 years but professionally for the last two.
What inspired your latest album?
So many things, day to day life, my family, my friends, the rolling north downs of Kent, love, loss, happiness and sorrow.
What process do you go through to create your music?
I write everyday sometimes without realising, whenever I sit down to actually turn out a song I never allow myself to leave without something. Then there's the whole recording process...hmmmm where do I start.
How would you describe your sound?
Pop tinged country/folk.
What would your dream collaboration be?
Paul Simon please.