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When: 7.30pm on Friday 17 April 2015
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be helping promote a show for Daniel Pearson!

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The past few years have seen Leeds-based troubadour Daniel Pearson create a reputation as being one of the best new singer-songwriters around. Blending elements of indie rock, alt.country and classic guitar pop, his immediately accessible songs deliver the emotional connection and honesty that only instinctively great songwriting can provide.

Daniel’s soulful vocals and finely-crafted songs have found themselves on the airwaves of BBBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, XFM, Amazing Radio and Australia’s biggest radio station Triple J. Writers for Uncut Magazine, Drowned In Sound, Shout 4 Music, Pop Matters, R2 Magazine, AllGigs, Sabotage Times, For Folks Sake and No Depression have been quick to celebrate the arrival of a new voice and have drawn comparisons to Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and Ben Howard in a series of rave reviews for his two albums, Satellites and Mercury State.

Already a veteran of rock n’ roll and punk bands by his mid-twenties, he had toured up and down the UK and released various singles and EPs before going solo in 2010. After deciding to maintain his artistic independence away from the machinations of a larger label, Daniel has become a very successful example of the new music industry – an artist that maintains control over every aspect of his career, has a real connection with a loyal and growing fanbase and competes for press and radio coverage with acts with huge marketing budgets through the simple strength of his music.

A compelling live performer, Pearson has shared a stage with acts like Michael Kiwanuka, One Night Only, The Bluetones, Willy Mason and Josephine as well as playing a string of headline dates of his own in the UK and USA. In an age of instant stardom, talent shows and endless media hyperbole, he is proving himself as a genuine talent built for the long haul.

‘Luscious and steeped in Americana goodness’ – Drowned in Sound

Main support comes from Olympian, aka Manchester-based singer-songwriter Aron Robinson. He releases his new EP, You Became The Waves, in early April.

Opening the show is Hey! Manchester favourite Christopher Eatough. Christopher Eatough writes and plays songs. He has been playing in venues across the UK since 2010, sharing stages with Rae Morris, Turin Brakes, Brother & Bones, Courtney Marie Andrews, and many others. He has been featured on BBC Introducing and headlined Manchester’s In The City festival. He released his first album, A Creak in the Cold, in 2010, and an EP titled Gone Dark in 2013.

Book tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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