Daniel Duke Press Kit


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Daniel Duke is an award winning singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland.

Last year Daniel won first place in the folk/singer-songwriter category of the International Songwriting Competition, with his song ‘Borderline’. The contest, judged by industry professionals and bands like London Grammar and Bastille, included Vance Joy and Kimbra in its list of winners.

This year, he took the ‘unpublished prize’ of the Unsigned Only songwriting competition and is now being mentored by top music publishers. As well as this Daniel won ‘Best Unsigned Male’ in the Best of British 2016 Unsigned Music Awards, voted for by listeners of the nationally syndicated BoB Unsigned Radio show.

The Irish Troubadour honed his skills busking on the streets of Belfast, and it shows in the sheer power of his voice and, what Folkroom Records describes as the “catchy, Fleetwood Mac-does-folk-sing-a-long-anthems” sound of his songs.

After launching a hugely successful Kickstarter Campaign in January, Daniel’s debut album, ‘Brother’, was released on the 29th April 2016. The album, an ode to family, friends and heartbreak, has been well received and has gained regional and national radio airplay.

Hiddenherd.com had this to say about the first single, ‘Lessons’:
“Hoarse, soulful and soaring, his distinctive voice veers between Ray LaMontagne at his earthy and world-weary finest and David Gray at his most bittersweet and emotive.”

Two years of solid touring has allowed Daniel to hone his live performance into an art-form. Whether playing solo or with his twin brother and their raucous backing band, Daniel holds the audience in the palm of his hand — soothing them with his soft, sweet ballads and rocking them with his upbeat, folk-pop hits.

After racking up more than 3 million youtube views, Daniel was approached and signed by BBTV, the world’s largest Youtube network, with links to Fremantle Media, Huffington Post and Sony BMG.

With glowing praise from the likes of Tom Jones, Rita Ora, Will.i.am, Olly Murs and Livingston Taylor, an army of dedicated fans behind him, and a roof-raising live show, Daniel is a must see act.



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Past Dates

May 14
Anchor Bar – Newcastle, United Kingdom
May 25
Folkroom w/ Hattie Whitehead – London, Uk
Jun 06
Leith Depot – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jun 09
The Finsbury – London, United Kingdom
Jun 10
Home Farm Festival – Chilthorne Domer, United Kingdom
Jun 11
Hemelvaart Bier Cafe – Ayton, United Kingdom

Jun 17
Banbridge Academy – Banbridge, United Kingdom
Sep 07
The Lamb Surbiton – London, United Kingdom
Sep 14
Cane & Grain – Manchester, United Kingdom

Sep 15
Noels Arms – Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Oct 01
The Big Comfy Bookshop – Coventry, United Kingdom


Feb 18
The Harrison – London, Uk

Feb 21
CAN YOU FEEL THE FOLK TONIGHT? (Folkroom) – London, United Kingdom

Feb 27
SoFar Sounds – Manchester, United Kingdom

Apr 17
Montage Cafe – London, United Kingdom
Apr 19
Blacks Club – London, United Kingdom

Apr 22
The Haberdashery – London, United Kingdom

May 06
Short Back & Sides – Manchester, United Kingdom

May 16
Dawsons Music in-store – Belfast, United Kingdom

May 22
Brontë Music Club – Rathfriland, United Kingdom

May 23
Brontë Music Club – Rathfriland, United Kingdom

May 30
Bedale Fringe – Bedale, United Kingdom

Jun 06
Home Farm Festival – Chilthorne Domer, United Kingdom

Jun 27
Buskfest – Banbridge, United Kingdom

Jul 08
More To Come Tour with Howard Rose – Belfast, Ireland
Jul 09
More To Come Tour with Howard Rose – Warrenpoint, United Kingdom

Jul 10
More To Come Tour with Howard Rose – Melton, United Kingdom
Jul 12
More To Come Tour with Howard Rose – Sunnyhull – Solihull, United Kingdom

Jul 24
More To Come Tour with Howard Rose – Leicester, United Kingdom
Jul 25
Alexandra Palace – London, United Kingdom
Aug 01
Sunflower Fest – Moot Stage – Hillsborough, United Kingdom

Aug 02
Sunflower Fest – Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Aug 16
Shetland Reel Festival – Shetland, United Kingdom

Aug 23
Keech Garden Fest – Luton, United Kingdom

Aug 29
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival – Wareham, United Kingdom

Oct 24
The Garden Rooms – Leyburn, United Kingdom

Dec 18
Banbridge Rugby Club – Banbridge, United Kingdom