Saturday 30 Nov 2013
Singer-songwriter, composer (UK)
As Douglas Dare is the son of a piano teacher, he started to experiment with composing instrumental music from an early age. After he began studying popular music at the University in Liverpool, he also picked up songwriting in his own unique way. His songs usually start out as poems, to which he later improvises melodies and piano parts. His collaborative drummer/producer Fabian Prynn operates the same way. Together they recorded Dare’s songs as full takes using a cassette recorder, forcing themselves to apply this same technique of improvisation which has led to unexpected ideas, becoming an intrinsic element of Dare’s sound.