New merch in store

I am pleased to make the new Dan Chapman Music stickers available in the store alongside the Live from St John’s Cd. I have also received requests for the Dan Chapman Ep, but I am afraid it is now sold out!

Soon I will be releasing the new t-shirts at upcoming shows to be announced this Autumn and of course, also available at the Dan Chapman Online Store.

Thank you for your support

Dan

If I had the stars of the darkest night, and diamonds of the deepest ocean…

Here is a recording made while on the road this summer in England with my friend and mixing engineer Chris Davey. It’s not one of Bob Dylan’s more well-known songs but it is one of my favourites for sure. Every time I play it, it sends me away with the faeries. Some songs do that, either as performer or listener don’t you think? They have such a power to caress you from your thoughts and take your mood somewhere else entirely. I find this happens with Bob Dylan’s songs…

It’s free to download from Soundcloud 🙂

Catch you later on down the trail

D

On the road again… to Vienna

Greetings from rainy but beautiful Cornwall,

Again, thank you for your continued support on this journey. I’d just thought that I’d write to let you know about some upcoming events and what’s new from Dan Chapman Music.

I have put rubber to the road again and have set off south to begin what will be 2 months of shows across Europe to Vienna, Austria, I’ve got shows in many cities and would love to share music with you at one of them.

I have been working with some extremely talented musicians recently and have live band collaborations, duets and brand new arrangements in the works for these shows so to stay informed about what’s new, be sure to connect on social media.

Friends in the U.K. there are a few shows announce:

Last week, David and I had a great time performing another intimate show, this time for Sofar Notts. As I’ve mentioned before, I love tiny concerts like this and please do get in touch if you would to host a house concert for your closest friends check out my house concert page and get in touch!

Love from The Imaginarium, I hope to see you soon 🙂

Dan

 

In Search Of Echos

On a day in the Mountains of Snowdonia, a place where it is said Dragons reside, I filmed two impromptu songs for Reverie Sessions. The location was chosen not for it’s comfort, but for it’s shape and structure. Long concrete walls give the sound time to reverberate back and forth duplicating, bouncing back until it sounds like a wave of sound has emerged.

There’s something really enjoyable about singing with natural reverb. In a place like this no software and headphones are needed to create artificial environments to trick the ears, the sound swells around you, seemingly flowing from all angles back towards you, the source.On this occasion, an impromptu rendition of ‘The Carol of the Humbled Knight’ seemed appropriate. A way enjoy the cathedral like ambience inside the less welcoming damp abandoned train tunnel, that was used to store bombs during the war.

Before the cold set in I performed a new song for the camera, ‘The Hierophant and the Hermit’ a gypsy ballad that tells the tale of a conversation two Tarot characters may have had. You’ll find this in Part 2 of the reverie session.

The Poor Thin Man, that drunk.

Under the stars, lay a man whos luck was as dark as the night. Most walk past, some throw a coin, one or two stop to enquire. His life fell through his hands and while younger than he looks, he is older than the hour. For a reason or two he lost his family, he lost his friends, he lost his way.

But this story does not stay down for long, oh no, for within the cradle of just one moment in just one day, he got up and made a change, and we find our tale reach up from the alley to the lights. Those twinkling beacons attracted a man, hopeless and cold to the warm beating heart on which they adorned. The breathing, bellowing, big top.

Families stagger across the grass, squinting towards their intriguing travelling quests. Curiosity became them all and now they are here… and so is he; That Poor Thin Man, that Drunk.

ROLL UP, ROLL UP!

– Click the parchment to absorb the tale of the Poor Thin Man. –

It’s currently spring ’17 and this tale has indeed emerged into a song, it may surface, when the weather is fair alongside it’s sibling ‘The Heirophant and the Hermit‘ on an Ep, or live video.

Please help the little band of elves that produce this codswallop by sharing and liking our pages on social media. Or better yet, sign up to our email list for Secret Shows. With so many deamons haunting our world today, we are family, after all.

Love from the Imaginarium of Eli Impresario

D.C.