Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

Jeff Martin, Elbow, Sting

band members

Dan Rolls-singing, guitaring, trumpeting and other sounds. Gez Clancy-djembe and assorted percussion


Tea Party, The Kills, Ryan Adams

Unearthed artists we like

Kurt Gentle, Grand Perceptor, Yeo


Ballarat musician Dan Rolls is a must see unique Australian artist. Each song he creates is complete with impressive re-inventive guitar-work, including a mix of intense strumming, intricate picking and alternate tunings. Yet through all this guitaring his voice shines through with a sound that draws imagination out of the listener. World Folk, Alternative even Pop are all genres Dan's music fits into. The energy his music creates manages to bridge a divided audience with both practising musicians and untrained music lovers easily becoming enraptured with the subtle beauty of his work. A live Dan Rolls show consists of Dan on vocals, 12string guitar and trumpet. Plus the fabulous Gez Clancy on African drums. To date a few of Dan's achievements are : *releasing a professionally recorded debut album in March 2012 *having a month long residency at The Palais in Hepburn Springs *playing at iconic Melb venues the Espy, Revolver and the Thornbury Theatre *performing live in the studio in more than 20 radio stations, both commercial and community. *there is an upcoming one month tour of QLD in September *Dan Rolls has played more than 70 gigs in 6 months all across Vic Dan has just released his debut LP "Forever Hunted" recorded between August 2011-March 2012. During the recording process he has managed to capture his raw-live performance as well as layering extra sounds to produce unique studio tracks. First single "Forever Hunted" has been getting airplay on over 20 radio stations including ABC, Triple R, PBS Dan Rolls contact info: phone:-----0488299413 web:-----