Dan Owen

Shrewsbury

Friday 14th July 2017

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.

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