Dan Raza is one of the mainstays on the London singer-songwriter and folk roots scene. He has been praised by artists such as Chris Farlowe, Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier and Jackie Oates and had a song included on Neil Young’s ‘Living With War’ website.
His distinctive approach has won him a following across the UK and abroad as he has taken his songs on the road performing solo and opening for Joan Armatrading, Badly Drawn Boy, Alejandro Escovedo, Cara Dillon and The Sadies, amongst others.
Of mixed Indian and British origin, Dan grew up in the Home Counties and moved to London in his late teens where he has since been based.
Dan’s eponymous debut album was produced by Charlie Hart (Ronnie Lane, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton, Mose Allison).
The self-produced follow up, ‘Two’, was released in 2017 and features his band, The Shrouds, as well as appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson), Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita).
‘The real deal’
– Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 –
“Packed to the gills with truly great songs – a writer who has matured into one of this country’s finest”
– Country Music Magazine –
“One of the more interesting and entertaining songwriters we have on our shores these days”
– Maverick Magazine –
‘Track of the Week’
– Classic Rock Magazine –
“An astonishingly accomplished set of songs, one of which a veteran songwriter would be proud.”
– R2 Magazine –
“One of the best support acts I’ve seen in two or three years…an artist that makes you take note and listen to the songs.”
– Slaid Cleaves –
One of the best support acts I’ve seen in two or three years…an artist that makes you take note and listen to the songs.
Truly spellbinding, stunning…if there is any justice in this world, it won’t be long before Dan Raza is headlining in a town near you, take my advice and go and see him live, highly recommended
Brian Mullen, BBC Radio Ulster
This guy really is something else – there’s something very beguiling about his music
Gerry Andersen, BBC Radio Wales
One of my favourite new songwriters