Byron Bay based artist Dan Hannaford has opened Australian tour shows for the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, Donavon Frankenreiter, Charlie Parr and Australia’s own Tex Perkins, Ash Grunwald and The Black Sorrows. He is busy gracing hundreds of stages
Byron Bay based artist Dan Hannaford has opened Australian tour shows for the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, Donavon Frankenreiter, Charlie Parr and Australia’s own Tex Perkins, Ash Grunwald and The Black Sorrows. He is busy gracing hundreds of stages around Australia including showcasing his talent at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Falls Festival, National Folk Festival and the Gympie Muster.
Dan Hannaford’s musical career began when he played on a Channel [V] broadcast showcase in 2009 where he was spotted by record industry legend Seymour Stein who requested a demo. This led to the recording of the ‘Bootleg’ EP / demo in 2010.
Since then Hannaford has graced hundreds of stages all around Australia including performances at Falls Festival in Byron Bay, Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn, National Folk Festival in Canberra, Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth Country Music Festival. He’s also showcased his talent at the iconic Byron Bay Blues Festival being named on the bill alongside John Fogerty, Cold Chisel and Crosby Stills & Nash with his single ‘Deeper Water’ included on the Bluesfest 2012 compilation album.
Dan recently travelled overseas to Los Angeles to record his brand new 2015 album ‘I Cried Bullets’. A record tinged with a who’s who of seasoned session players, some who have played and recorded with the likes of Cat Stevens, Keith Richards, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Beck to name but a few.
Not bad for Byron Bay’s local lad who’s country-tinged, blues-laced, rock ‘n’ roll is the likes of which are few and far between in Australia’s current music scene
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm