Over a 30 year period, Dan Donovan has recorded 12 albums.
Derbyshire born to a Welsh preacher, Dan moved to Fenland, England in the mid-nineties where he has rooted himself indefinitely.
In the late eighties, Dan was invited to record a live session at the famous BBC Maida Vale studios with his then band, the grungy rock Tribe of Dan. Much press, radio play, international touring and an album followed but in 1992 Dan folded the outfit to pursue a more intimate genre, embracing a stripped-down sound inspired by his fondness for Tom Waits and Bob Dylan.
During the following years, he recorded a number of albums also acclaimed in the press.
Since 2005 Dan has been performing and recording as King Kool, a two-piece garage sounding electric band. With four albums from this project under his belt, he now returns, embracing his solo roots. A new album featuring twelve songs from his twelve albums emerged and is a retrospective project with gritty blues, folk renditions from his back catalogue. The album is simply titled ‘Dan Donovan 12_12, Acoustics Sessions’.
This year Dan was invited to record at the infamous Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, California. Accompanied by Jonny Quinn (Snow Patrol) on drums and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) this unlikely combo offers new twists that compliment Donovan’s latest musical offering titled The Dan the D.