D.A.N is an electropop singer-songwriter and producer from Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Since he was twelve years old, D.A.N has been performing and writing music. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and has studied piano and violin classically from a young age. In Autumn 2014, at the age of 18, D.A.N moved to London to continue pursuing a career in music.
His previous singles, Fairytale and Visions, were released earlier this year and were met with significant praise. Visions received a great deal of airplay on BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Radio Ulster, as well being played on RTE Radio 1 - Ireland’s national radio station. The single was well-received and was described as,
“One of the best things he’s done so far... It belongs on BBC Radio 1.”
-Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster
“Very promising stuff indeed, especially for someone so young.”
-Rigsy, Across The Line/BBC Introducing Northern Ireland, BBC Radio Ulster
"Derry has produced many top class musical acts over the years... there is no reason why this latest talent shouldn't sit proudly on the list. Remember the name."
-John Kearns, The Irish News
His most recent single, Clothes Off, was featured in Made In Chelsea, resulting in over 7000 Shazams in one week and landing a spot in Shazam's Top 50 Chart, as well as securing a Top 20 place on its Future Hits Chart. In the short space of time since its release the song has also gained over 100,000 plays on Spotify as well as reaching #3 on the UK iTunes Electronic Chart.
At the age of 19, D.A.N has already performed at many gigs including the Other Voices Music Trail and supported artists. His music has also stretched further afield and D.A.N has been featured in the New Zealand magazine, Coup De Main, as an upcoming artist to watch. He is currently studying Popular Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.