FEBRUARY 2019 NEWS


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Hello folks, thanks for checking in here – I’ve had some website problems recently, which have prevented me from posting regularly – but hopefully all is back to normal now, so keep stopping by for more regular updates!

As posted on my Twitter and Facebook feeds, I have begun posting out a monthly newsletter and I’d love it if you signed up. Here I will post news of all gigs, radio performances, recording news – and I will also be giving away a free MP3 each month of an unreleased track. To sign up just click ‘Home’ at the top of the page and scroll down until you see the white box where you can enter your email address – and be sure to click ‘subscribe!’


 

I’M STARTING A RADIO SHOW – ‘SPIRIT AND ROOTS’


I’M STARTING A RADIO SHOW – ‘SPIRIT AND ROOTS’

I’m thrilled to announce I am hosting my own monthly radio show, Spirit and Roots, on K2K Radio – London’s #1 digital station.

Starting Tuesday 12th March (9-10pm GMT), I will welcome a singer-songwriter guest each week to perform some tracks live and talk about their art, inspirations, and influences – as well as spin some some great music.

I’d be so happy to have you join me on this new musical journey! To listen, visit here and press the top right-hand corner ‘Play’ button OR the red ‘Listen Now’ button:

http://ktokradio.com/schedule/

All past shows will be uploaded to Mixcloud website – links to be shared on future posts.


This week my very first guest will be Peter Conway, one of the best songwriters I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in London. Take a listen:


 

GERMAN RADIO INTERVIEW 18 DEC


Proof I’m still alive!

Apologies to those of you who have been checking the site looking for news. I hope going forwards to be more active here and give you a reason to come back : )

I have recently added a mailing list button to the home page. If you’d like to receive a newsletter, complete with a free song, every month, to your email address please sign up there!


A little bit of an update…

In 2019, I move back to London after a wonderfully rich year and a half living abroad in Europe and the US. I feel truly grateful and blessed for the friendships I’ve made, for the places I’ve got to see and the incredible experiences I’ve had over this time.

I’ll be coming back with a bag full of new songs and I’m looking forward to announcing some more shows and beginning work on a new album in the near future – I’m determined this third record won’t take as long to finish as the previous two!

I recently returned from a 5-week tour of Germany, the longest run of shows I’ve done up to this point. I will be back again soon – watch this space.

Thank you to all the amazing people who came out and supported me. I had such a great time, as I always do in Germany, and feels like family now  : )


While I was in the Baden-Württemberg region, I did an interview with the great DJ, Uwe Kemmer for Popstop Radio. That will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday) – so if you’d like to hear me on it, tune in here at 10pm GMT and 11pm Central European Time:

https://www.popstop.eu


With that, I will wish you all a wonderful Christmas period full, I hope, of good music and cheer. More news to follow soon!

Until then, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite festive songs x


 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2018!

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Happy New Year to you all!

I am taking some down time from performing right now while I write some new material and work on some exciting new projects which I will be unveiling as 2018 unfolds.

The first, which links the two, is a project to write a new song every week of the year – that’s 52 new songs! Because of the fast nature in which these are written these will be essentially be demos, but I will be making these publicly available at the end of every month via my mailing list, which I will have set up here shortly.

More news to follow, but in the meantime you can enjoy a great new video of my song, Annie, uploaded by my friends in Germany Gudi, Hans Jörg, and René put together from the Jazz and Joy Festival from last summer.


NEW 5* REVIEW IN FROM COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE

“Packed to the gills with truly great songs – a writer who has matured into one of this country’s finest”

Huge thanks to Del Day at Country Music Magazine for this glowing review – always great to have new people appreciate and support you in what you’re doing.

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Also, be sure to check out an interview I did recently with Acoustic Magazine’s Oliver McGhie:

“(Dan Raza) was always one of the performers who stands out from the crowd”

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BBC RADIO 2 AIRPLAY, ALBUM REVIEWS AND NEW GIG DATES IN

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I’ve recently got back from an inspiring summer in the US where I was lucky enough to attend some great music workshops and concerts featuring artists like Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, Jon Vezna, Kathy Matthea and Tift Merritt, amongst a whole bunch of amazing people.

In the meantime, since I’ve been away, the reviews of the new album have been slowly rolling in and I found out, too, that  ‘Midnight and the Wine,’ from the new record, was heralded as “superb” and added to Huey Morgan’s BBC Radio 2 Playlist for August.


Also just in are 2 print reviews from Americana UK (4/5) and Maverick Magazine (3 *):

“Very impressive. Dan is one to watch and I certainly will.”

(Nick Jarman – Americana UK)

“One of the more interesting and entertaining songwriters we have on our shores these days”

(Paul Kerr – Maverick Magazine)

Maverick is available in the shops today. The Americana UK review is copied below.


Big thanks to everybody that has spun the record, been in touch to say they’ve enjoyed it and continue to come out for shows. I have a little run of London gigs coming up next month. Be great to see friends there. I’ll be joined for at least one date by my wonderful pal and collaborator, Maria Rivington, and there may be some other special guests, too.

More news and updates to follow soon X

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9 September 2017

The Betsey Trotwood w/ The Diamond Family Archive

56 Farringdon Rd, London

EC1R

England


13 September 2017

What’s Cookin w/ Serious Sam Barrett and James the Fang

Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London

E11 3DB

England


14 September 2017

The Fox and Firkin w/ Maria Rivington

316 Lewisham High St, London

SE13 6JZ

England

Dan Raza ”Two” (Independent, 2017)