Indie Artist Dan Croll: The One to Watch
Dan Croll's profile has risen fast. He got a record deal in 2012 and
now his songs are regular fare on Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM. He's a hit online, too, with millions of subscribers following
his musical tracks. Expect an exciting vibe with Croll, as you chat and groove to catchy tunes as if you are in your own living
Croll has lots of dates lined up throughout the UK and North America. You can expect to see
live performances at Leadmill in Sheffield, Koko in London, Wardrobe in Leeds, and Globe in Cardiff. Make sure to get your
Dan Croll tickets soon, as the artist takes his funky rhythms and charismatic style on tour near you.
Croll played rugby extremely well as a teenager. At 17 years old his hopes to play professionally were shattered by a leg
injury. Gifted with more than one calling, the former rugby player soon enrolled at the Liverpool Institute for Performing
Arts (LIPA) where his talent for music developed. Croll did so well there, he was selected for a one-to-one meeting with LIPA
founder, Sir Paul McCartney. More recently Croll's tracks have been featured on video game soundtracks including FIFA 2014
and The Grand Theft Auto 5.
Croll is inspired by a wide variety of artists including Bacharach, Paul
Simon, Prince, Bon Iver, Metronomy and even African choirs. Consequently, his own music is a fusion of instrumental effects
with energetic beats and uplifting harmonies. Croll plays multiple instruments and combines both acoustic and digital sounds
to create melodies that hint at folk, psychedelic rock and electronica. His track "Only Ghost," which is number 6 on his "Sweet
Disarray" album, best captures the artist's diverse tunes. It starts with light acoustic strings and ambient vocals before
chiming into synths, bass and African beats. In concert, fans can look forward to an ultimately funky, folksy and groovy sound.
While he was still a student, Dan Croll won the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award from the
Musicians Benevolent Fund. As his fame built, Croll snagged coveted support slots with the likes of Bastille, Bombay Bicycle
Club and Haim. His big breakthrough was marked by the overwhelming support he got for his first indie single, "From Nowhere,"
which took over almost every indie dance floor and added to nearly every mixtape across the country. Audiences got a full
taste of the electronic African influences in his debut single. In 2013, six months following the success of his music, the
artist released "Compliment Your Soul" another African influenced single. Soon, two more singles followed amid good reviews,
and in what became a successful year for the new artist.
Croll's debut single "From Nowhere" quickly
rose to the top of Hype Machine charts, spending three days at the top spot. In 2014, he released his highly anticipated debut
album "Sweet Disarray" through Deram Records. After the release of four successful singles, including "In/Out" and "Home,"
the songwriter finally released his much anticipated debut album "Sweet Disarray" to the delight of fans. "Sweet Disarray"
has an intriguing mix of quirky medley to appeal to the nuances of his audience.
been wowing crowds with his energetic live performances. You can expect the young indie star to play his entire album in concerts,
including the much-loved sound track "Hello My Baby" which has a slight reggae beat. Dan Croll never stops moving on stage
and he knows how to engage his audience. Fans will be induced to dance and sing along to his catchy songs as he rocks across
the stage ,keeping you rapt and enthusiastic.