Long For The Coast with Dan Whitehouse

Long For The Coast with Dan Whitehouse

Friday 15 October 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


£14 or £10 or £7  you choose, please pay what you can. Tickets available at the venue from 7pm. Online booking now closed.

Long For The Coast Revolution Starts At Home album launch, with special guest Dan Whitehouse

Long For The Coast

Honest, endearing, and fiercely hopeful, Totnes-via-Bristol-based indie-folk duo Long For The Coast believes that music is community; they sing stories about social change, and close friends lost and found. Jamie and Sophie Gould are known for their close-knit harmonies, straight-to-the-heart lyrics and genteel fingerpicked guitar.

Revolution Starts at Home is a collection of songs inspired by the human experience, spiritual exploration and the need we all share for authentic connection. The album’s introspective narrative was ignited by the notion that if you want to change the world, you’ve got to start with yourself. The songs and music will chime with fans of Ben Howard, The Dead Tongues, This Is The Kit, Pinegrove and Sufjan Stevens.

They’ll be appearing here as a full band with Simon Walker on Bass, ’cello and backing vocals, and Jake Spencer on drums.

“Doesn’t just grab your ears but embraces you in its nurturing warmth.” PRSD
“Genuine and sincere” Folk Radio UK
“Organic and delightful” Listen With Monger
“Just beautiful…they’ve done it again. Featherlight harmonies from Long For The Coast” James Santer, BBC Introducing

longforthecoast.com and @longforthecoast

Special guest Dan Whitehouse – dan-whitehouse.com 

Dan Whitehouse is an acclaimed and award-winning English songwriter, composer and spoken word artist. Across five solo albums he has gained a reputation as “a fine songwriter, a unique vocal talent and a talented multi-instrumentalist/performer” (MAVERICK).

Dan is showcasing his double album Dreamland/Tomorrow, released on Reveal Records in 2020 which features collaborations with John Elliot (The Little Unsaid), Eric Lane (Joan as Police Woman), minimalist composer Richard J. Birkin, and BBC Jazz Award winning Saxophonist Xhosa Cole. The son of a Wolverhampton community radio pioneer, the coming together of community through music has always been important to Dan, and is something he draws upon both in his own work, and as a songwriting tutor, one-to-one mentor and workshop leader.

“I believe in the power of creativity and self-expression and this fuels all of my work” – Dan Whitehouse

“Nothing short of beautiful – **** ” RnR Magazine
“Wonderful production and writing”  Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times

Dreamland https://youtu.be/nO1TLiYz-Dg
The State Of The English https://youtu.be/8oB3UKNnqis

Presented by FromTheWhitehouse


Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk.