Honest, bold, craftsman of music.
Singer/songwriter, artist, producer.
Brought up in grassroots Aotearoa, Dan is a man of substance, dedication and has a heart of integrity. His commitment to his craft as an artist, songwriter and a producer of music runs deep.
His music is courageous, thoughtful and disarmingly honest and calls to mind the feeling of ‘They don't make them like this anymore’. His voice ranges from gravely ruggedness to tender velvet, the full extent of such is used to take listeners toward an emotional space of self acceptance.
2019’s single release, ‘Kindle and Coal’ (500,000+ Spotify streams) displayed Dan’s ability to deliver an impact and vulnerability along the lines of modern international’s Lewis Capaldi and Dermot Kennedy, while maintaining his Springsteen-esque timelessness.
Opportunities were forthcoming with Dan opening shows for Hollie Smith, Tiki Taane, touring with Graeme James, performing mainstage at Rhythm and Vines and completing a NZ tour with Ciaran McMeeken.
2020 brought about a management and booking agency agreement that saw Dan tour NZ with Thomas Oliver, support Dave Dobbyn, receive NZonAir funding, and sign with newly established Tenfold Records. Dan also was afforded the opportunity to work with award-winning producers, Thomas Oliver and Si Gooding at NZ’s famed Roundhead Studios.
The passion and dedication is obvious. Dan has spent the time crafting his sound and songs and his voice demands to be heard.
Dan Sharp’s single, ‘The Way That You Used To’ released February 19th, and his EP, ‘Water Went Away’, is being released in March, followed by a National NZ Tour in April and May 2021.