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Monday 20th May 2019

SongSmith @Mr Wolf's

— Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Aidan Simpson / Daydream Runaway/ Danny McMahon
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Aidan Simpson: At home in the rural south west, Aidan Simpson writes and performs award-winning elemental, socially conscious songs that explore the inheritance of the individual in the modern world, drawing deeply from the folk tradition. Aidan has been writing and performing all over this and other countries since he was 13 years old.


Daydream Runaways: are a young 4-piece indie-rock band from Wiltshire, England, formed in January 2019. We infuse our passion for both classic and indie rock with indie disco vibes to uplift people’s spirits and get that dance floor shaking! With a number of original songs and a few stylised covers, we are ready to set those summer live stages alight with an energetic set and make a name for the south west music scene!
Debut Single - Light The Spark: was written around the time of a relationship break-up but also at the time where our band was beginning to find the sound we’d been aiming to produce. Angular guitars, off-beat bass melodies, uplifting vocals and energetic drums patterns, the song was written with the indie dancefloor in mind. It’s for those who may have had a long time love or routine come to an end but an opportunity presents itself in the most unexpected of ways. There’s a sense of heartbreak and angst to the song but underlying it all is hope and opportunity

Danny McMahon: has written commercially for paramount songwriting and within the UK country music scene for a number of years however had never seen himself on the front line, as an artist. This all changed upon attending country2country Festival, London in March 2017, where his experience saw him begin to write lyrics that he felt he could only communicate himself due to the honest and personal nature of his new works.
Danny’s passion for country music was bought to the fore upon hearing the famous Brad Paisley song ‘Letter to me’. He said he “connected with the songs’ realness and authenticity”. He became increasingly fixed upon the way country music uses emotive lyrics and shows such a great level of reliability. Danny’s country influences include artists such as Rascal Flatts, Brett Young, Chase Bryant and Thomas Rhett.
Danny writes, records and produces his own music at Puzzle Maker Studios, Bristol. He released his debut EP ‘Making Memories’ in November 2017 of which the single ‘What It’s Like’ reached the semi-finals of Global Unsigned Only 2018 competition. He was also voted best UK male country singer by HEM country radio and reached number 1 in the UK Country Reverbnation Charts.
International attention resulted in Danny becoming the first UK artist to be invited to attend and perform at Springboard West Festival, San Diego, CA in January 2018.
In June 2018, Danny released his second EP ‘Momentarily’ of which the lead single ‘Move’ reached number 73 in the UK iTunes country charts. Since releasing this record, Danny has toured the UK, was awarded UK Male Country Artist of the Year at the UK country music awards and has been nominated for three British Country Music Awards which take place on 24th November.
He has supported both Dylan Schneider (Louisiana, Bristol, UK) and Charlie Worsham (Thekla, Bristol, UK) on their latest UK tours and has recently returned from Nashville where he has been writing and recording with 5-time Grammy nominated and 27-dove nominated artist and producer Billy Smiley.
Danny’s latest single ‘When I See You’ which was released on October 26th debuted at Number 1 in the UK iTunes Country Charts.
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Press comments
“He could be the Keith Urban of Europe”
Billy Smiley (Nashville Producer//Member of White Heart)
“His USP as far as the UK is concerned, is that there are very few people out there playing his brand of smooth, slick pop/country and he is very good at what he does”
Lyric Magazine
“Bursting with awards and representing Bristol on so many music fronts – the great country ambassador for Bristol”
Richard Lewis, BBC Bristol
“Danny and his band were possibly the only act of the weekend I saw who managed to transform the big tent and make it feel like a small venue”
Chris Farlie, W21 music
“You know you are in the presence of something special when fellow audience member’s unsolicited start nudging you to saw how good they think an act is”
Chris Farlie, W21 music
“Definitely one of my artists to watch in 2018”
Kellie Lou, Bring country 2 UK
“The high-energy songs were really effective live. I think we’ll see a lot more of Danny as the year progresses”
Dan Wharton, Your life in a song
“Another artist that I’ll be keeping a close eye on, who has really tapped into the trends of the US country market with his own brand of mainstream, country radio-orientated material”
Dany Wharton, Your life in a song
“Undoubtedly one of the best sets from a newcomer”
John Berresford & Colin Jones, W21 music

Artist Videos:


Artist Audio:

Daydream Runaways
SoundCloud - aidansimpson
Aidan Simpson - Night Falls with Rosemary - Blanket Recordings
Aidan Simpson - There She Flies - Temple Street
Daydream Runaways
Light The Spark - Daydream Runaways
Danny McMahon
Take it from me feat. Louisa Baker - Danny McMahon Music

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