Dave Hanson LIVE!
“Dave’s tight-but-louche vocal and tasteful Knopfler-meets-Clapton guitar work pull the whole together for another excellent Hanson outing” Plunger Musicread review
“Obviously Dave’s skills on the guitar steals the show and he does so in what feels like a playful manner. He is someone who is at home with his guitar and is confident of his talents.” Apetizer Radioread review
The band are cooking on gas. Dave’s guitar licks are inventive, lush in tone and nod heavily towards the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, George Harrison and Peter Green. But he is his own man at the same time. Music Republic Magazine read review
Following the release of his debut album Almost Horizontal to critical acclaim in June 2016, Hanson toured with his band playing venues across the UK in support of the album including festivals such as Cornbury and Caffe Nero “Artist of the Month” tour. This incessant touring schedule led to the recording of his new EP – Dave Hanson LIVE!
“I’m a big fan of classic live albums such as The Who’s Live at Leeds, The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out etc.. and thing I loved about those records was how much fun the band seemed to be having onstage – you can really hear it in the music” claims Hanson.
The new EP showcases highlights of his debut studio album, with the laid back Gerry Rafferty vibe “Blind Faith”, bluesy harmonica driven “Joanna”, and funky reggae “Midday Sun” all making an appearance. But unlike the polished studio versions, LIVE! takes on a raw and electric feel.
The talented band provide a solid backing to Hanson’s lyrical and emotive guitar playing which echoes early Eric Clapton.
What stands out on the EP is the interplay between the musicians – especially evident on the only cover of the collection – Santana’s “Evil Ways” with it’s whirling hammond organ, dynamic drumming – you could easily imagine this being the highlight of a sunny afternoon Glastonbury Festival set.
Dave Hanson – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Steve Hanley – Drums
Martin Longhawn – Keyboards
Sam Quintana – Bass
Matt Baxter – Guitar
Becka Ward – Backing Vocals
Paddy Wells – Harmonica
Dave Hanson’s LIVE! EP will be released digitally via Six String Social Records on the 31st March 2017.