Dan Patlansky | O2 Academy Islington 2 | 2 May 2017
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Want to improve as a guitarist? “Push the envelope all the time and try to learn something new every time you play,” suggests Dan Patlansky.
The blues-rock musician, and one of the genre’s brightest stars, certainly doesn’t need to heed his own advice. But, even after 20 years of honing his craft, he clearly seems to be. So much so that every time he returns to the UK, the South African’s playing is even more impressive than before – bolder, braver, better.
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Dan Patlansky isn’t one for standing still.
“I’m always trying to further myself as a player and what I can do,” the South African guitarist reveals, “by putting in the hours and coming up with fresh ideas – be it in terms of note choice and phrasing, or musicality I’m trying to work on. And so in small ways I’m reinventing myself, by adding on to what I can already do.”
Reinvention is something Patlansky’s certainly familiar with – he’s been doing it for the past 20 years.
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Dan Patlansky has released a new single in advance of his upcoming UK tour.
‘Sonnova Faith’, the latest release from his current album ‘Introvertigo’, precedes the South African blues rock guitarist’s first national trek since his special guest appearance on King King’s 2016 shows.
The tour, which features support from Ash Wilson, includes a London gig, at Islington O2 Academy on 2 May. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898, thegigcartel.com, and http://danpatlansky.com/shows.
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Having played in bands since the age of 16, Ash Wilson is now readying the release of his debut solo album, ‘Broken Machine’. He tells us about picking up his first guitar, the album that changed his life, why he had to learn The Shadows, the honesty of blues music, sharing too much of himself, working with his brother, life on the road, and his upcoming tour with Dan Patlansky.
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Ash Wilson is certainly getting his name out there in the run-up to the release of his debut album, ‘Broken Machine’ on 21 April.
Not only has the Lincolnshire singer-songwriter and guitarist just released a video for the LP’s title track, he’s the special guest at Sari Schorr’s London show on 21 March before joining Dan Patlansky’s UK tour in April and May. Continue reading Ash Wilson taking ‘Broken Machine’ on the road
Dan Patlansky | The Jazz Cafe | 9 June 2016
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Dan Patlansky’s had a big year. In the 12 months since releasing his UK debut ‘Dear Silence Thieves’, the South African has trekked around the country (alone and with King King), supported Joe Satriani across Europe, expanded his touring band, and put out his strongest album yet.
At his first London show since December, he’s reaping the benefits. The venue’s bigger, with better sound. Added keyboards mean more textures to the music. And the light and shade of the new ‘IntroVertigo’ songs showcase not just his increasingly powerful vocals, but new-found nuances in his already dynamic playing style.
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Dan Patlansky calls them the blues police. Men of a certain age who consider only traditional blues the real deal.
“As soon as you start changing your style to something with a slightly more modern edge, those guys just don’t believe in it,” explains the singer and guitarist. “All my music comes from the blues but it’s got a lot of other influences in there – be it classic rock, funk, soul, or jazz – because for me the most important thing is to follow your gut. Then the music is most honest, and as soon as the music’s honest and you’re passionate about that music, you’ve got the best chance at some sort of success with it.”
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