Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Discography: Brother (2016)
Record Company: Little Victories (Independent)
For our next showcase artist we travel to the beautiful city of Edinburgh the current home of award-winning Northern Irish singer-songwriter Daniel Duke. Daniel has just released his very good brand new debut album 'Brother', which we highly recommend.
Daniel appeared in the blind audition stages of The Voice UK 2015, and his unique take on The Proclaimers 'I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)' won him three chair turns and a place on 'Team Tom'. With over 2 million views, his audition has proved to be one of the most popular of the series and it’s clear the audience connected with what he was doing on stage. Duke’s singing and song-writing have been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Brett Dennen, Conor Oberst and Marcus Mumford.
Daniel also won first place in the folk/singer-songwriter category of last year's International Songwriting Competition with his song Borderline. The contest, judged by industry professionals and bands like London Grammar and Bastille, included Vance Joy and Kimbra in its list of winners.
The Irish Troubadour honed his skills busking on the streets of Belfast, and it shows in the sheer power of his voice and, what Folkroom Records describes as the “catchy, Fleetwood Mac-does-folk-sing-a-long-anthems” sound of his songs.
After launching a hugely successful Kickstarter Campaign in January, Daniel’s debut album, ‘Brother’, is due out on the 29th April 2016. With glowing praise from the likes of Tom Jones, Rita Ora, Will.i.am, Olly Murs and Livingston Taylor, an army of dedicated fans behind him, it seems Daniel is truly onto something good. Keep an eye out for full band and solo tour dates throughout 2016.