Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra

Dan Shears is a South East London born songwriter, who with his band have proved to be one of the most interesting and captivating bands, both live and on record, in London. They write beautiful vocal melodies and intricate guitar work.

The mood and imagery created in this music was inspired by film directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Tim Nurton as well as the work of artists such as The Smiths. They were also inspired by folk music from around Europe and the US.