There was an anxious and excited atmosphere in the VIP room at the London Palladium as we anticipated the start of Joshua Kane’s show during the London Fashion Week 2017. It was there that we had the opportunity to talk to the charismatic, international award winning singer/ songwriterDan Olsen.
Dan’s just wrapped up his headlining tour throughout China which included being the featured artist at the prestigious International Maritine Silk Road Music Festival in Ningbo. Healso performed a duet with Chinese no. 1 charting artist, HuòZūn and will be returning to China in April 2017 for another 4 sell out concerts.
Dan was awarded Yamaha Emerging Artist to Watch in 2016.
He has co-written with award winning platinum album selling writers like Martin Sutton (Celine Dion), Rob Davis (Kylie), Ian Dench (Beyoncé),Tim Fraser (Tina Turner) Mo Pleasure (Mary J Blige).
Dan is currently is the Ambassador for Prostate Cancer men’s Health Charity ‘Go Dad Run’,ambassadorand patron for ‘Born Free’ – going to Kenya in March with BBC and ambassador for Global Citizen.
In his own words he describes himself as a laid back adventurous seeking person who loves music, sports and people.
His music is best described as ‘Acoustic Pop’ and it has been likened to Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Paolo Nutini, Jason Mraz, Mumford & Sons etc.
- Please could you tell us about your background and how it leads to the work you do today?
“My mum signed me up for classical guitar playing when I was around 13 years old. I started learning covers, while finishing my degree over in Australia I started performing those covers and writing my own songs. Moved to London, produced few singles and I met my amazing manager Luc Floreani who’s got years of experience within the music industry as a singer-songwriter himself and as a manager launching the career of people like Sam Smith. And we’ve created magic together to get to where we are today.”
- Who else is behind your brand?
“Our amazing PR Stuart Watts and I’m also signed with IMG Models Worldwide as well as CAA and Nottinghill Publishing”
- What or who has been the biggest singular influence on your work?
“Wow… ehm …Other musicians, life’s adventures and people in general.”
- Which project have you enjoyed working on the most so far?
“Writing all my songs is a daily dose of joy.”
- Where can people find more about you and your future projects?
“On my website www.Danolsenmusic.com and or in socialmedia @danolsenmusic“
By Rebeca Riofrio – Art In Fusion TV
Photos by Sandra Vijandi & Luc Floreani Management