Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #10 February 2009 – Dan Elson
1. Psycho Lover 2. And Barry Says
3. Rock-A-Bye Dan 4. Song For A Lost Lover
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Dan Elson got bored of going to see boring depressing bands who didn’t look like they were having any fun. He thought to himself ‘Something must be done’ and so he did something.
Unfortunately that something resulted in songs about beards, llamas, scallies, monkeys, socks, high fives and numerous other ridiculous things.
No one else is writing songs like this, anywhere, but that’s mostly because it would never occur to anyone else to do so. And there are a fair few of them.
Dan has released three EPs to date (the latest of which you can now buy on iTunes) but works on the policy that if possible each gig should showcase a new song. This means that he has a gigging repertoire of 60 tunes with which he can delight and regale you.
Dan Elson, a man Generation Live Magazine accurately calls a “beard obsessed, monkey loving musical monster” is available in three flavours, acoustic solo, acoustic duo (with a trumpeter) and full rock n roll band.
Thank you to Dan for offering his music for the show.
Dan’s new Actual Size EP is now available priced £2 at live shows in CD format, and is now on iTunes.
You can find out all about him at his MySpace profile, where you can find details about how you can get hold of his CDs, and where you can see him play live.
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The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.