Dan Whitehouse

Compelling songwriter and masterful performer.

‘Wonderful’ – BBC Radio 6 Music

Award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse continues to renew, reinvent, and reimagine – touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.

2023 marked the premiere of A Night Of Glass in The Glass Room at Birmingham Symphony Hall, drawing a full house and earning stellar reviews.

This captivating show, which seamlessly weaves together highlights from three of his most recent albums, showcases Dan’s extraordinary talent whether behind the piano or guitar. He skillfully guides audiences deep into the multifaceted realm of glass, where his nuanced vocals echo shades of Bowie and hints of Cohen, effortlessly exploring a rich tapestry of emotions and ideas. It’s a space where the light finds its way in.

Recent album The Glass Age looked at how our human experience has been altered through the ‘glass’ of the digital world and has been recognised for capturing a hugely important aspect of our zeitgeist.

Dan’s Arts Council funded song-cycle Voices From The Cones tells real life stories in song about history and community of glassmaking in the Black Country. This album hit the top 20 in the official folk charts and was nominated for FATEA’s Innovative Project award.

Latest album, Reflections on The Glass Age – an acoustic sequel to The Glass Age,  presents stripped-back versions, with emotional and vulnerable performances, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and keyboard.

“Dan has an outstanding singing voice, possesses a unique artistic vision and displays songwriting excellence.” Chris Difford
“Impressed me immensely” – FATEA
“Nothing short of beautiful **** ” — RnR Magazine
“Subtle and delicate melodies” — The Sunday Times

In addition to his work with many collaborators and his band, Dan also continues his work with New York hammered dulcimer player Max Z-T. Their debut album Ten Steps was incredibly well received.

Festivals played: Reading, Beardy Folk, Moseley, Wychwood

National awards won: 1. Social media followers: 4.5k. Spotify streams: 90k.