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Get to Know Dolbro Dan

This indie-folk singer songwriter first released a full album in 2007 and has since released a number of singles and EPs.

The Bangor man’s latest offering is up with some of Northern Ireland’s finest and we will be keeping a very close eye on where things go. Get to Know Dolbro Dan.

Dolbro Dan

Where You’re From: The bubble that is Bangor, County Down.

Describe yourself in five words: P.R.I.V.A.C.Y. is priceless to me.

Your main musical inspirations: good lyrics, good ethics, raw emotion and variation.

A song you wish you’d written: “This May Be The Last Time” by The Staple Singers. Then I could sue The Rolling Stones and donate the money back to The Verve – and justice is served.

Venue you’d love to perform in: NPR Tiny Desk – it’s more of a YouTube session than a venue but still.

Last artist you recommended to someone: Somone local probably – Nathan O’Regan, VOXKEN or WASPS.

Last piece of music you purchased: “K” by Kula Shaker: 15 year anniversary deluxe edition – metallic tin with DVD of band interviews and “Buried Treasure” rarities disc. (*drool*)

Musician you’d like to be stuck in a lift with: Ian Mackaye or Fat Mike or someone who runs a label as well as doing music.

Piece of advice you’d give to new musicians: Get a degree, put food on the table then Google how to record, produce and market yourself. If your talent and entrepreneurial know-how are up to par, congratulations, rinse and repeat. If not, you’ve still got a salary.

What are you listening to right now: IDLES, Courtney Barnett, Run The Jewels and “Human Music” from the Rick & Morty soundtrack (Sub Pop).

What would you buy with your last £10? A pack of strings and a few plectrums – sprinkle the change around the guitar case and busk till I can afford to eat again.

Dolbro Dan will take part in the Sunday Sessions at The Rabbit Rooms in Bangor each Sunday through January & February 2019.

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