Daniel Pearson

FRESH: ‘Born In A Satellite Town’ – Daniel Pearson

Daniel Pearson returns with “Born In A Satellite Town”.

by Christopher Smith

An emotive singer-songwriter with a compelling voice, Daniel Pearson draws on rock, country and folk influences to craft timeless songs with the authenticity of a true artist. Over the course of two acclaimed albums and numerous singles, he’s switched between earthy Americana, beautiful indie-folk and fuzz-driven garage-blues, all unified by a knack for instinctive melodies and poetic hooks.

In 2018, Daniel released a string of new singles in place of a traditional album or EP. These songs went on to feature prominently on Spotify Folk and singer-songwriter playlists and racked up millions of streams. This year he released “Join The Masquerade” and has followed that up with his latest heartfelt and sublime number “Born In A Satellite Town”.

Influenced by genre heavyweights Bob Dylan, REM and Bruce Springsteen as well as 00’s alt rock and the millennial folk revival, Daniel’s warm and immediate songs have been playlisted on key radio stations in the UK, USA and Australia. A compelling live performer, Pearson has wowed audiences on tours of the UK and USA. He’s also supported Mumford and Sons, Michael Kiwanuka, Frank Turner, The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Rose and Willy Mason, played numerous festivals and heard his music soundtracking TV shows around the world.

Daniel burst onto the scene in 2012 with his debut album “Mercury State” and followed this with “Alone, Together” in 2015. He has since followed this with a number of one-off singles including “Hymn For The Hopeless”, “Until The Sun Comes Up” and more recently, “Waves In The Sea”. Daniel cites his influences as ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, REM, Bob Dylan, The National, The Beatles and Ryan Adams to name a few. He has been described as “A talent of staggering promise” with the ability of “A masterclass in blurring the personal and the universal”.

For more about Daniel, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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