Thursday, January 2, 2014
Around the World in 80 Notes
McCloskey and Whitehouse play Bozzini's Jan 24
Submitted by Anja McCloskey/Jennifer Schofield photos
irmingham-based singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse and German-American accordionist and singer-songwriter Anja McCloskey undertake a joint Canadian tour in January and February 2014.
The pair have written and recorded a joint EP, Still, which will be released on UK indie label Sotones Records on 20th January 2014.
The tour will see Anja and Dan start off in Vancouver and then head through the Rocky Mountains. “We are really excited about going on the road in Canada in winter time,” says Anja McCloskey. “In fact, I couldn’t think of a more beautiful time of year to explore this part of the world and begin this new musical collaboration.”
The pair first met at London Regent’s Park Zoo in 2002, introduced to each other by John Peel favourite and legendary UK indie singer-songwriter Helen McCookerybook – whilst Dan was playing (rudimentary!) accordion to the animals as part of a school songwriting project. Anja lambasted Dan for his clumsy accordion chops, and a friendship was born.
They stayed in touch and whenever they met would talk longingly about collaborating together, but it was not until the autumn of 2013 they finally started writing music together. You can come and see Anja and Dan perform at one of these shows.
Anja McCloskey & Dan Whitehouse live in concert at Bozzini's Restaurant
45739 Hocking Avenue #4, Chilliwack
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