Singer-songwriter Dan Korn weaves beguiling melodies around exquisitely-crafted lyrics. His evocative songs are "laden with farewells".
Korn performs solo and with a band comprising Dan Korn (vocals / guitar), Joe Sharp (vocals / bass), Bob Turley (lead guitar) and Jamie Shaw (drums).
Dan Korn's debut release was the Dustbowl EP (2010). Recorded at Fossil Studios in Hackney, East London, this introduction was as eclectic as it was bold. It was here that Korn and long-time collaborator Joe Sharp first worked together, with Sharp playing trumpet and flugelhorn on the record.
Dustbowl was followed in 2012 by the Into The Warm EP. Recorded by folk musician Dave Thorpe in his Wembley front room, this proved to be an altogether more stripped-back affair. Thorpe offered his dobro and bouzouki, while Paul Michelmore again lent his banjo and harmonica.
Dan Korn's debut album, Of The Sea, was released in 2015. It showcased 9 new songs as well as a new version of the seminal Lost Love Shanty. It was the yield of a band really coming into it's own. The album was recorded at Cosy Studios in the Kent countryside, the home of guitarist Bob Turley. This new, electric sound was brilliantly offset by the three-part harmonies of Korn, Sharp and guest vocalist, Grace Banks.
Since the album's release, Korn has been on the road much of the time, playing scores of concerts throughout the UK and Europe. There have been appearances at such notable venues as The Royal Oak in Edinburgh and 59 Rivoli in Paris, as well as the Leipzig Buchmesse.
In the Summer of 2016, Korn toured in America for the first time, playing 21 shows in 7 states.
2017 will see first forays into Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Catalonia as well as the release of Dan Korn's second album.
"The heady mixture of enchanting melodies, considered lyrics and skilful guitar make for a captivating experience."
"that special something"
- Fairlight Sessions, London
"themes of love, escape and mortality"
"hushed and consonant"
- Independent's Day, Los Angeles
“Toe-tapping, smile-inducing, smooth as silk, Dan Korn is definitely a keeper.”
“Korn is an oddity, and that's a good thing.”
- Somojo Magazine
"Da hat einer den Schalk im Genack und das noch mit britischem understatement gewürzt."