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As we come toward the end of another year I’d like to thank you for your continued support and let you know about a special show I have coming up:

My final concert of 2017 will be a headline hometown show with a full 7 piece band line up and some really brilliant special guests joining me on the bill.

The concert takes place Sunday December 17th at

Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton. WV1 4AN.

If you buy your tickets in advance they are only £10

available now either by calling 01902 572090 or online from here 

Doors are 7pm 

with music 7.30 – 10:00pm and then Christmas drinks 10 – 11pm

Info: This is an all seated show

Parking: The Newhampton Arts Centre has a car park

Free Parking is available in venue car park (limited) and onnearby residential streets – Dunkley St, and Park Road East (that circles West Park)

Full Band & Special Guests

I’m thrilled to announce singer Harriet Harkcom will once again join the band for this end of year show and Rosie Tee will play keys. Saxophonist Xhosa Cole will be add a little extra magic too. My musical friends and label mates The Little Unsaid are confirmed as special guests and will perform a special duo show, John Elliott (keys, guitar and vocals) and Tim Heymerdinger (Percussion Drums, FX) check out their highly acclaimed new album “Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras” here it’s something very special.

 and The Little Unsaid Live session video, recently played by Guy Garvey (Elbow) on BBC 6 Music. 

I’m also delighted that Matt Sayers has agreed to open the concert with a solo introductory set

Hummingbird EP

2018 will bring new songs and new releases from me, but this show really will be the first time i’ve brought the whole band together on stage and performed my latest album ‘That’s Where I Belong’ with the full sound –  I hope you can join us at the concert.

Hotels

If you are travelling from outside the area and want to make anight of it, there are several local hotels and B&b’s to suit all budgets(from £35 upwards) here are just a few options

List of 6 hotels (prices from googlesearch 28.11.17)

  1. Premier Inn (£55)

Broad Gauge Way, Wolverhampton WV10 0BA

Phone0871 527 9186
2. Novotel (£41)

Union St, Wolverhampton WV1 3JN

Phone01902 871100
3. Holiday Inn (£52)

Dunstall Park Lodge, Gorsebrook Rd,Wolverhampton WV6 0PE

Phone01902 390004

  1. RedWings Lodge (£39)

45 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QL

Phone01902 715577

  1. A Park View (£98)

12-13 Park Rd W, Wolverhampton WV1 4PP

Phone01902 567628

  1. The Mount (£82)

MountRd, Wolverhampton WV6 8HL
Phone01902 752055

 

New album out now

Limited edition physical double CD featuring exclusive and live tracks (Reveal Records)

Buy CD

Buy download (iTunes)

On the Boo Hewerdine Tour Autumn 2016 there will be a limited run of 3 CD EPs with exclusive tracks and covers songs. For those who can’t make the shows you can buy those digitally here:

EP1

EP2

EP3

A talented songwriter and storyteller, a modern day troubadour, Dan Whitehouse was born in Wolverhampton and has spent a lifetime in Britain’s industrial heartland with a brief detour along the hippie trail when his parents decided to board the magic bus to Katmandu and San Francisco in the 1970s, and then to London as an eighteen year old, his prodigious talent making him a sought after guitarist.

 

For Dan the songwriting is key – his observational lyrics and imagined stories are soundtracked by an original take on modern folk /Americana – Black Country Soul if you will.

Political stories of displacement and refuge (Close Up) and lyrics dealing with anxiety and mental health (CCC, Little Left Unsaid), sit beside more personal reflections and universal themes of family and love, loss and compassion (Work).

 

Recorded at Reservoir Studios in London and Kyoti in Glasgow, the album was produced in the main by Chris Clarke (The Rockingbirds) and Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions of the World). It features the legendary pedal and lap steel player B.J.Cole and folk/trance singer Jess Morgan.

Of his influences during the recording sessions, Dan says:

‘Around the time of recording specific tracks I was listening to a lot were ‘Precious Angel’ by Dylan, ‘Ry Cooder’s ‘How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live’, Hiss Golden Messenger ‘Saturday Song’ and The Deelines ‘Colfax Avenue’, great songs.

 

The recordings were finished in March this year, Dan then headed out on tour with label-mates Eddi Reader and Kris Drever giving him a chance to showcase the new songs to appreciative audiences. No stranger to playing live Dan has shared stages with a host of inspiring artists including Mark Eitzel, Richard Thompson, Sun Kil Moon and Julian Cope. Dan is back on the road again later this year as Special Guest on Boo Hewerdine’s UK tour, dates below..

 

Between recording and touring Dan works as a community musician using music and songwriting in a therapeutic way with vulnerable groups of people such as those with learning difficulties, acquired brain injury or disaffected young people in PRUs (pupil referral units).

He is also a key fixture at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham and is currently the subject of a Summer-long exhibition focussing on the Life of a Song, from inspiration to recording. Details HERE

 

‘That’s Where I Belong’ – Album Tracklisting:

 

  1. Nothing’s Gonna Change It
  2. Close Up (feat. Jess Morgan)
  3. That’s Where I Belong
  4. Work
  5. The Little Left Unsaid
  6. You Brought The Sunshine
  7. The Places We Have Been
  8. CCC
  9. The Left Handed Way

 

Dan Whitehouse live:

September

2nd – Moseley Folk Festival

 

Special Guest to Boo Hewerdine:

3rd – Milton Keynes – Stables

14th – Shrewsbury – Henry Tudor House

28th – Norwich – Bicycle Shop

30th – St Donats – Tythe Barn

 

October

1st – Ramsbottom – Village Hall

2nd – Alderley Edge – The Yard

5th – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe

6th – Edinburgh – The Voodoo Rooms

7th – Biggar – Red Road Cafe

9th – London – Green Note

13th – Swindon – The Old Stables

14th – Bristol – The Folk House

15th – Wrington – The Old Refreshment Room

25th – Cambridge – Junction

 

November

11th – Totnes – Brewing Co

15th – Reading – South Street Arts

18th – Ipswich – St Peters by the Waterfront

19th – Winchester – the Railway

22nd – Brighton – Komedia

26th – Beaconsfield – The Hat Club

 

December Headline shows

 

6th – London – Green Note

10th – Birmingham – St Pauls

 

For further info:   vanessa.cotton@triadpublicity.co.uk / 07803 500 818