Dan Stock

Milton Keynes

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Describe your style in three words?  
Classic, effortless, minimal.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I saw Gaz Coombes at my local venue, Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes, a few years ago. It’s rare to see one of the best British songwriters play in a small venue in MK, so it was pretty special!

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?  
I’d open up for The Who and Jimi Hendrix at the show where Jimi set his guitar on fire, so that I could go on before him and set mine alight first. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?  
The clothes and British-ness of Mods and the attitude of punk.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
George Harrison. I love him because he was the underdog, he wrote so many genius tunes and was behind a lot of The Beatles’ directions, but always seemed cool with being in the background. 'All Things Must Pass' is my favourite post-Beatles album. Plus, he was always full of great one-liners.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?   
The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. There’s just such a great vibe about the whole place. You can tell everyone who works there does it purely because they love music and giving people a good time. There’s definitely something in the air up there, too.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Stephen Fretwell. I don’t really know much about him or what happened to him, but I love his record Magpie and especially the song 'Rose'.

Dan Stock has shared the striking video to 'Take It Too Far', the title track from his debut EP release for Heavenly Recordings. 

Hailing from Milton Keynes Dan's sound and approach has been compared to Stiff Records era Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello. 

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