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Dan Carson

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The shred lord from Barnsley!
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Electric Guitarist

Dan has been a musician for over a decade and within that time he has gained lots of experience and has become an exceptional guitarist and vocalist. His greatest accomplishment arrived in 2018 when he graduated and achieved a First Class Hons degree from the University Campus of Barnsley in Popular Music. He has gigged in bands, duos, as a soloist and has a very easy to work with attitude. His first instrument is definitely electric lead guitar (which he has achieved Grade 8 in) and in addition to this he sings as well. Dan specialises in various sub genres of rock such as blues rock, pop rock, glam rock, hard rock, grunge, thrash metal, psychedelic rock, neo classical metal and soft rock etc. He covers very popular rock artists too that are generally upbeat such as KISS, Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Living Colour, Nickelback, Megadeth, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Malmsteen, Satriani and Nirvana. He also does originals too and is happy to vary his long set-list to whatever suits the venue most. Dan has his own amplifiers, equipment and transport etc. Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Dan is now looking for various gig opportunities across the north of the UK.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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1st Encoreversary
Rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz, Blues, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
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Song list

Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
Eagles - Hotel California
Nirvana - Lithium
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
Nickelback - Hero
KISS - Rock and Roll All Nite
I Was Made For Loving You
Shock Me
Detroit Rock City
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Cold Gin
C'mon and Love Me
I Still Love You
Sure Know Something
Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways
Eric Clapton - Knocking On Heaven's Door
Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Big Love
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down A Dream
Megadeth - Holy Wars
Hangar 18
Living Color - Cult Of Personality
Paul Stanley - Tonight You Belong To Me
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (instrumental)
Always With Me Always With You (instrumental)
Yngwie Malmsteen - Far Beyond The Sun (instrumental)
Blackstar (Instrumental)
Mike Stern - Little Shoes (instrumental)
Chromazone (instrumental)
Larry Carlton - Room 335 (instrumental)
Into The Inferno (instrumental)
Carnivals Of Carnage (instrumental)
Somebody Else
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If you are wanting to change the timings after booking me, just let me know and I will try my best to be flexible. I am open minded when it comes to schedule changes but I would like at least a few days or weeks notice.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can create a Spotify playlist on my Iphone, plug it into the venues mixer, (if the engineer has the right cable) featuring songs of anybody's choosing to have playing between and or before my sets for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

Being a solo artist, I am flexible to set my equipment up either just before my sets (roughly 15 minutes) or any time the venue requires me to have my gear set up. I do have my amp, guitars, stands and pedals but I am very used to setting these up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, I am very open to doing songs that will please the crowd and venue the most as that is what I aim to do. If there are songs on my set list that you would like me to play more than others, please let me know and we will come to an arrangement.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Apart from the mixing desk, amp mics, speakers and DI box, yes. I bring my own amp, guitars, stands, leads and pedals etc. I do have my own vocal mic but I don't bring this as I know most venues have one.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am more than open to learning new songs to suit the occasion of the event. I can learn songs very quickly depending on the difficulty. If the song(s) is fairly challenging I would require at least a days notice and an additional fee of £30 in order to cover extra rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most people who I have performed to enjoy the fact that I play guitar to a very high standard and perform songs that a lot of people enjoy but at the same time aren't over played. I have been complemented on my vocal skills and have delivered these results consistently.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at the Old School House (Blackburn Lane Barnsley), The Royal Standard (aka The RS Bar, Sheffield) The Old Crown (Sheffield), The White Bear (Barnsley), Pour House (Barnsley) and The Norman (Barnsley).

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced mostly by Yngwie Malmsteen, KISS, Joe Satriani and Megadeth. I like these artist the most because they are quite heavy and I enjoy performing their songs. Malmsteen, Satriani and Megadeth songs are challenging on guitar and I feel they showcase the best of my instrumental skills. Whereas KISS songs showcase my vocal skills more.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The highest profile gig I feel I have performed at so far was at the Norman last August as it had the biggest outdoor crowd I've ever played to. I enjoy playing to large audiences as it provides me with the opportunity to bring more pleasure to more people.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480


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Julia W, 1 year ago

Dan Carson is such a talent. Get to see him if you can. You won't see a better guitarist anywhere!!!!

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Anthony C, 1 year ago

Can recommend Dan for any gigs around South Yorkshire

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