It wasn’t until the age of 16 that music came back into the forefront. More mature and slightly more confident, Dan started writing and recording at his home in Wimbledon. This continued all the way through to university, where the standard mixture of drink and a lack of money would lead him to gain enough courage to play his first open mic nights.
Now two years on Dan Smith has truly become something of a cult hero. Garnering fans wherever he plays, this young songsmith arrives at gigs equipped with a keyboard, loop pedal and a host of other instruments including a kazoo. To see the performance live is the only way to believe it. With a perfectly played pop voice that sways into an operatic crescendo with a shocking amount of ease, he uses hand claps and beat boxing in conjunction with opposing key melodies to create a truly remarkable ensemble of sounds.