Listening to Daniel Pearson for the first time is like re-discovering some of your old favourite records. Within the singer-songwriter’s finely crafted Americana you can hear the everyman poetry of Springsteen, the yearning country ballads of Ryan Adams & the universal folk-rock classicism of REM. That these influences are incorporated into his sound rather than overshadow it is testament to his abilities as a songwriter & musician. Over the course of three acclaimed studio albums since 2011 Pearson has switched between soulful country rock, beautiful folk vignettes, fuzz-driven garage blues & acoustic ballads, all unified by his emotive voice & knack for instinctive melodies.
Daniel’s music has been playlisted in the UK, USA & Australia on BBC Radio 2, KROQ, BBC 6Music, Lightning 100, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Triple J, FBI Radio, Triple R & Double J. Writers for Uncut Magazine, Drowned In Sound, The Daily Mirror, Shout 4 Music, Pop Matters, R2 Magazine, Sabotage Times, Baeble Music & No Depression have been quick to celebrate the arrival of a new voice in a series of rave reviews for his albums Satellites, Mercury State & Alone, Together. His songs have also been heard soundtracking hit TV shows in the UK & have racked up hundreds of thousands of streams.
A compelling live performer, Pearson has wowed audiences on tours of the UK & USA. He's also supported Mumford & Sons, Michael Kiwanuka, Frank Turner, The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Rose, The Bluetones, Willy Mason and Josephine on tour. Daniel's music has also been a genuine word-of-mouth success on social media, where he has gained a loyal & growing fanbase eager to spread the gospel of his heart-on-sleeve worldview & timeless songs.
PRESS PRAISE FOR DANIEL PEARSON
"The recession generation Bob Dylan" - SABOTAGE TIMES
"Superb, majestic songs 8/10" – UNCUT Magazine
"Draws from timeless American rock influences like with a modern pop flair" - BAEBLE MUSIC
"A talent of staggering promise" - NO DEPRESSION
"Captivating & assured...mature, inspired & important work 8/10" – POPMATTERS
“Luscious and steeped in Americana goodness” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“Time for a breakthrough – these songs deserve to find an audience” – FOR FOLKS SAKE
"Great melodies and incisive, poignant lyrics" - LOUDER THAN WAR
“A stunner of a record 9/10” – LEEDS MUSIC SCENE
"A masterclass in blurring the personal and the universal" - RnR MAGAZINE
“Painfully sharp lyricism, hugely accomplished” – 7BIT ARCADE
“Astounding maturity and quality, superb songwriting 9/10” – WITH GUITARS