Dan Owen

Singer/Songwriter — Shrewsbury

Name?
Dan Owen

Where are you from?
Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

What do you do?
Sing songs, bash my guitar...

Describe your style in three words?
Casual, laid back, easy - three words that basically mean jeans and a t-shirt! 

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
'At Last' by Etta James. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It’s definitely got to be Biffy Clyro.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Paolo Nutini, Joe Cocker, Blossoms. 'Funky Cigarette' by Paolo Nutini is gold. 

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Ray Charles, because he would have one hell of a story to tell. 

Which British subculture means the most to you?
I identify quite a lot with the punk movement, even though you wouldn’t think that by looking at me or listening to my music. It’s liberating. My uncle used to be a punk and nowadays that comes out after he’s had a few pints!

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
It would have to be Queen! I would have to step up my performance game though!

What music did you listen to growing up?
Classic rock. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy. ’Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zep reminds me of a battle of the bands at school.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Probably something like 'Tears Don’t Fall' by Bullet For My Valentine.

One record you would keep forever? And a favourite track?
‘Southeastern’ by Jason Isbell. Track ‘Live Oak’.

A song you wish you had written?
'Caroline' by Kill It Kid.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Why Don’t You Get A Job?' by The Offspring.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Harry Styles’s debut album.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"The show must go on."
'The Show Must Go On' by Queen.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites' by Skrillex.

Best love song of all time?
'Walkin Man' by Seasick Steve.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Oh My Darling Don't Cry' by Run the Jewels.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now? 

'Don’t Kill My Vibe' by Sigrid

I really like her voice, it’s really gentle but a bit raspy too which makes it interesting. 

'Felt' by Clean Cut Kid
it was released the same day as my single, ‘Moonlight’, and it’s just really happy. Makes me feel like going on a road trip.

'Rich Girl' by Hall & Oats
I know this isn’t new but this is like a timeless, classic song. Makes me want to dance and I hate dancing.

'Amsterdam' by Nothing but Thieves
Conor’s (lead singer) voice is so different to mine.

Name?
Dan Owen

Where are you from?
Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

What do you do?
Sing songs, bash my guitar...

Describe your style in three words?
Casual, laid back, easy - three words that basically mean jeans and a t-shirt! 

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
'At Last' by Etta James. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It’s definitely got to be Biffy Clyro.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Paolo Nutini, Joe Cocker, Blossoms. 'Funky Cigarette' by Paolo Nutini is gold. 

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Ray Charles, because he would have one hell of a story to tell. 

Which British subculture means the most to you?
I identify quite a lot with the punk movement, even though you wouldn’t think that by looking at me or listening to my music. It’s liberating. My uncle used to be a punk and nowadays that comes out after he’s had a few pints!

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
It would have to be Queen! I would have to step up my performance game though!

What music did you listen to growing up?
Classic rock. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy. ’Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zep reminds me of a battle of the bands at school.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Probably something like 'Tears Don’t Fall' by Bullet For My Valentine.

One record you would keep forever? And a favourite track?
‘Southeastern’ by Jason Isbell. Track ‘Live Oak’.

A song you wish you had written?
'Caroline' by Kill It Kid.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Why Don’t You Get A Job?' by The Offspring.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Harry Styles’s debut album.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"The show must go on."
'The Show Must Go On' by Queen.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites' by Skrillex.

Best love song of all time?
'Walkin Man' by Seasick Steve.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Oh My Darling Don't Cry' by Run the Jewels.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now? 

'Don’t Kill My Vibe' by Sigrid

I really like her voice, it’s really gentle but a bit raspy too which makes it interesting. 

'Felt' by Clean Cut Kid
it was released the same day as my single, ‘Moonlight’, and it’s just really happy. Makes me feel like going on a road trip.

'Rich Girl' by Hall & Oats
I know this isn’t new but this is like a timeless, classic song. Makes me want to dance and I hate dancing.

'Amsterdam' by Nothing but Thieves
Conor’s (lead singer) voice is so different to mine.

Dan Owen | Moonlight (2017)

Dan Owen | Made To Love You (2016)

Dan Owen | Fall Like A Feather [Live Acoustic] (2015)

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