Dan Raza has established a considerable reputation and is considered one of the leading lights on the UK singer songwriter and folk roots scene. He has been feted by artists such as Chris Farlowe, Said Cleaves and Jackie Oates and also have a song included on Neil Young’s ‘Living With War’ website.
Dan’s distinctive approach has won him many fans in the UK and abroad as he has taken his songs on the road performing solo and also 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. His songs have a strong sense of place and an enigmatic, wistful, restless quality at their heart.
Dan’s debut album (released Spring 2012) was produced by Charlie Hart (Ronnie Lane, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton, Mose Allison) and features stellar guest 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 follow-up record is currently being mixed and is due for release early 2016.
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