Dan Bettridge

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Folk Rock Soul Alt-Country
Dan Bettridge - Singer/Songwriter Folk Rock Soul Alt-Country Live Act in Ogmore-by-sea

Dan Bettridge Short Info

Every time rock ’n’ roll stumbles or hits a pothole, someone comes along to breathe new life and spirit into its lungs. Dan Bettridge, at all of 23 years old, knows his Stax from his Motown, his Sun from his Chess Records, and understands that it’s all about singing straight from the middle of his own bruised heart.

He’s a blue-eyed soul singer: Van Morrison, if he’d come from Ogmore-By-Sea in the Vale Of Glamorgan. And like Van, he’s much more than the sum of his influences; in Dan’s case, mostly gathered from his parents’ record collection.

His debut release – the stripped bare and beautiful ‘Hunter’s Heart’ – was embraced by Huw Stephens on his BBC Introducing Show on Radio 1 and by Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2, admirably demonstrating that great music is not only timeless, but ageless too.

Dan’s single ‘Third Eye Blind’ (June 2015) marries the slow burn of William Bell’s I Forgot To Be Your Lover with exquisite, minimal horns played by Sweet Baboo. Other Welsh musicians of note feature on the recording too: Jack Egglestone (drums: Future of the Left and Zervas & Pepper), Rhodri Viney (Ratatosk) and Maddie Jones (backing vocals), all produced by Cardiff’s legendary producer Charlie Francis (REM, The High Llamas, Future of the Left et al).

The other A-side is an airy and beautiful song called ‘Letters Home’, that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on one of the Allman Brothers’ classic albums.

These are only reference points, though. One day soon, artists are likely to be citing Dan as an inspiration in his own right.

Dan is set to release his debut album in early 2017.

“I just love his music!” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Really, really talented guy” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Beautiful troubadour voice” – Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“Sounds a bit Van Morrison” – Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2
“This is not some flash in the pan, his song writing is already at a level well beyond his years”, "A man who is getting closer and closer to the big time” – Stereoboard
“Dan’s vocals flit effortlessly between the butter of John Mayer & grit of Paolo Nutini” – ASOS Likes
“His voice pushes him past a normal singer songwriter to being a real future talent” – Bounce SIN
“A singer adorned with a bourbon-soaked vocal oozing with pure soul” – Cardiff AfterDark
“His set was almost guaranteed to be a festival highlight” – KEVONHISSOAPBOX
“The soulful voice of a life well lived and his lyrical content is well beyond his years” – IamMusicTV

Official website: danbettridge.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dan-bettridge

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danbettridgemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanBettridge

Every time rock ’n’ roll stumbles or hits a pothole, someone comes along to breathe new life and spirit into its lungs. Dan Bettridge, at all of 23 years old, knows his Stax from his Motown, his Sun from his Chess Records, and understands that it’s all about singing straight from the middle of his own bruised heart.

He’s a blue-eyed soul singer: Van Morrison, if he’d come from Ogmore-By-Sea in the Vale Of Glamorgan. And like Van, he’s much more than the sum of his influences; in Dan’s case, mostly gathered from his parents’ record collection.

His debut release – the stripped bare and beautiful ‘Hunter’s Heart’ – was embraced by Huw Steph...

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Dan Bettridge on Tour

  • 08 | 12 | 2016 London Green Note Cafe

Past Gigs Dan Bettridge

  • 09 | 2016 Cornwall Looe Music Festival
  • 09 | 2016 London Under The Apple Tree Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Newbury Ace Space
  • 05 | 2016 Wrexham FOCUS Wales
  • 05 | 2016 Toronto, CA Canadian Music Week 2016
  • 04 | 2016 Vale of Glamorgan St Donats Arts Centre
  • 04 | 2016 London Sofar Sounds
  • 04 | 2016 London Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion Presents)
  • 03 | 2016 London George IV, Chiswick
  • 02 | 2016 Newport Junction 26
  • 01 | 2016 Cardiff Sweet Baboo support
  • 12 | 2015 London The Lexington
  • 12 | 2015 Devon Saunton Road Studios
  • 12 | 2015 London Dead Dolls House, Peckham
  • 11 | 2015 Penarth Penarth Songwriter's Circle ft. Amy Wage & Michael J. Sheehy
  • 11 | 2015 Cardiff Swn Festival
  • 10 | 2015 London Maida Vale live performance for BBC Radio 2/ BBC Introducing
  • 10 | 2015 New York CMJ Music Marathon 2015
  • 09 | 2015 Portmeirion Festival No. 6
  • 09 | 2015 Carmarthen The Big Cwtch festival
  • 08 | 2015 Cardiff Jack Savoretti support
  • 07 | 2015 London Sofar Sounds show
  • 07 | 2015 Oxford Truck Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Toronto, Canada NXNE 2015
  • 06 | 2015 Cardiff X-Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Hay on Wye Hay Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Cardiff Full band show at St John's Church, Canton
  • 11 | 2014 London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Dan Bettridge and Grim Fawkner
  • 10 | 2014 London Strongroom Bar presents Dan Bettridge

Discography Dan Bettridge

  • 2016 Rosie Darling Single | Independent
  • 2015 Letters Home Single | Independent
  • 2015 Third Eye Blind Single | Independent
  • 2014 Darker Days EP | Independent
  • 2013 Hunter's Heart EP | Independent

Media

  • Video Dan Bettridge - Third Eye B...

Origin

  • Ogmore-by-sea GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Dan Bettridge vocals, guitars
  • Charlie Francis bassist, keys, producer
  • Jack Egglestone drummer

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