Dan Whitehouse and Gustaf Ljunggren A Night of Glass

Dan Whitehouse and Gustaf Ljunggren A Night of Glass

Thursday 6 June 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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Over the past two years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse has been in a transparently reflective mood with three albums all themed around the physical and metaphorical nature of glass.

‘The Glass Age’ explores our screen-fixated society’s communication challenges. ‘Voices From The Cones’ commemorates glassmaking history in Stourbridge and ‘Reflections On The Glass Age’ offers mirror images of the first album, the same songs refracted through acoustic reinterpretations, intimately sung and played to distill the sweet melancholia of the material.

Songs and stories from these projects have now been gathered together for ‘A Night Of Glass’, a simple but hypnotic live experience. Accompanying himself on piano and guitar, Dan dives into songs and stories from the glass making industry and about how the glass of the screens we use everyday has changed our lives. Glass – such an artificial subject matter – is breathed into life via Dan’s sonorous Bowie-esque tenor, each tune interspersed with narrative leavened by his Black Country delivery.

“Gorgeous… intriguing” The Guardian
Dan has an outstanding singing voice, possesses a unique artistic vision and displays songwriting excellence.” Chris Difford
“Wonderful production and writing”  Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
“Subtle and delicate melodies”  The Sunday Times

The Glass Age – Dan and Gustaf live in Copenhagen: https://youtu.be/-a8OaWJdxyE
Campfire – Dan – live at Real World Studios https://youtu.be/f-Fx0h0DL0M
Work – Dan – live at Real World Studios https://youtu.be/6dr7YWcA1oM
Olive – from Floreanna – Gustaf https://youtu.be/IxaCI7CiWH0


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