Dan Wilson

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Dan Wilson is a singer songwriter best known for his work as lead singer and guitarist with Liverpool Blues/Garage Globetrotters “The Cubical.” He is also lead singer with Los Separatistas, a Basque based psych collaborative with members of Atom Rhumba. He has had a number of records out and played concerts throughout Europe, the UK, Australia and America.
Dan has composed music for a short film “Swimming Man” in 2012 and composed the music for the theatre with Cut to the Chase’s production of Tony Teardrop at St Lukes Church in 2013, directed by Jen Heyes and written by Esther Wilson.
Dan also performed in First Take’s anti-cuts film “Big Society the Musical” which premiered in 2014.
Dan has co-written screenplays with Esther Wilson, “Perspectives” for LA Productions and “Remember My Name” for a BBC Northern Voices competition. He is also a writer of poetry and short stories.

DAN WILSON - ALL LOVE IS BLIND Halfpenny Records/Cargo Feb 2015

Dan Wilson finally releases his first solo album – ALL LOVE IS BLIND in February 2015 on Halfpenny Records/Cargo Records. The album is a major musical departure from his previous work, with a more introspective and lyrically orientated sound in the classic alt folk tradition of Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and Nick Lowe.
Drawing on the musical talents of producers Kal Ross and long-time Cubical producer Keith Thompson, All Love is Blind walks the fine line between the raw and the refined.
This mixture of genres that blends folk, old blues and country along with a little rock n roll, all serve as wonderful settings for Wilson’s debut album.
The album utilises the evocative and purifying sound of cello and violin to create a perfect backdrop in which Wilson’s voice can feature. Title track “All Love is Blind” is a rich absorbing ode to the futility of love in which the fine production work of Kal Ross comes to the fore, with an intricate use of backing vocals and percussion that work in unison with the strings and Wilson’s vocal to tug at the heart strings.
“The Waves” on the other hand is a rumbling whirl of intense brooding and rhythmic convulsion that speaks of a dark world of judgment and is hurried along by the frenetic violin of Rod Leung and the primordial percussion of Cubical stalwart Mark Percy. Add to this the backing vocals of Laura Campbell (Mulu) and the fine production work of Keith Thompson and what results is a cacophonous track of raw and spellbinding power.
“Lonely Drunk” is a country folk ballad well versed in the tradition of late night crooning and tears in one’s beer. The double bass and then trombone solo of musical genius and theatre composer Andy Frizzell (Wizards of Twiddly) is worth the fee alone and works wonders with Randy Newman and Nick Lowe –esque lyrical introspection that verges on the ridiculous.
“5 Nights Long” is raw Wilson, in Cubical mode, beset with jealousy and growling. This rough and ready blues stomp is driven by the wonderful slide playing of Cubical lead guitarist Alex Gavaghan.
The penultimate track on the album “Where Did All The Love Go?” is a lullaby best enjoyed with a late night whisky, a gentle and tender piece that mixes the fragile vocal and acoustic guitar of Wilson with the luscious and sorrowful tones of Siofra Ward’s cello. A wonderful way to end such an absorbing journey.
Dealing with age old issues of heartache, jealousy, longing, despair and drunkenness this album is compelling and beguiling in its ability to draw the listener in.
More than simply a break up album this is more like a get back together and then break up again album. Try saying that after you’ve had a few.

Press
“Wilson makes Waits sound like Tiny Tim. THE GUARDIAN”
“A British Johnny Cash” Dave Sardy- uber producer, Oasis, Primal Scream.

Dan Wilson is a singer songwriter best known for his work as lead singer and guitarist with Liverpool Blues/Garage Globetrotters “The Cubical.” He is also lead singer with Los Separatistas, a Basque based psych collaborative with members of Atom Rhumba. He has had a number of records out and played concerts throughout Europe, the UK, Australia and America.
Dan has composed music for a short film “Swimming Man” in 2012 and composed the music for the theatre with Cut to the Chase’s production of Tony Teardrop at St Lukes Church in 2013, directed by Jen Heyes and written by Esther Wilson.
Dan also performed in First Take’s anti-cuts film “Bi...

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