Anderson – Solo At The Source Arts Centre Thurles

It was toward the end of a two year stint working as a manual trades person on building sites that Daniel Anderson decided to alter course and pursue a career in music. The Anderson family home was steeped in song craft. Classic pop, rock n’roll and soul emanated from the record deck and radio throughout Daniel’s formative years. This was the craft he dreamt of trading in. The road less travelled proved however, to be far longer and more arduous than anticipated.

Anderson – Solo At The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Anderson live at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles


Daniel served his musical apprenticeship fronting The Rags, an ambitious and confrontational Dublin outfit who unspectacularly imploded at the end of the decade now tellingly referred to as The Noughties. Despite ticking off every box in the ‘How Not To Be In A Band’ checklist, Daniel survived a succession of destructive line up, label and managerial changes to see through the release of a remarkably coherent and persuasive record (‘A National Light’ 2010). The album campaign was over before it began however as departing band mates found their calling away from music, leaving Daniel worse off than when he’d started.



Granted a small plot of land by his Godfather in the Dublin suburbs, Daniel returned to his background in DIY resourcefulness and laid the foundations for his future. The approach for each step of the process was simple and unromantic: Research. Build. Sleep. Repeat.

Self-education was the only answer and for a time a growing pile of reference books (Build Your Own Soundproof Home, The Art of Mixing, How To Play Piano, Dummies Guide To Pro Tools) took precedence over the literary classics on the bookshelf. Over the course of 18 months Daniel not only built a recording studio from scratch but also followed the self-taught philosophy for the creation of the music; writing, arranging, performing and mixing a collection of songs to the impeccably high standard of his all-time favourite records.  The result is ‘Patterns’ a beautifully realised debut solo collection in September 2015 – a limited edition Vinyl + CD package.‘Patterns’ emerged as one of 2015’s stand out records appearing on a number of album of the year lists.



To coincide with the release of his new single The Existential Vacuum, Anderson announces a solo tour of some of the country’s most intimate venues. The shows will reveal the stripped back origins of the songs on the richly arranged album ‘Patterns’ as Anderson performs the entire record on solo piano and acoustic guitar. The Source arts Centre is one of those lucky venues.

Anderson – Solo 

The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Saturday 07 May @ 9pm – Door to door sales will save the music industry


Anderson | kicks off his solo Irish tour on April 22nd. Tickets for all shows available now from local outlets.

Can’t recommend seeing Anderson live enough!

“A work of grand beauty” – The Irish Times

“Patterns is one of the best Irish records released this year” – Nialler9

“Anderson is the real deal” Jim Carroll

“An incredibly lush, gorgeous sounding record” The Irish Mirror

“Thoughful, articulate, well constructed” The Sunday Times

“Anderson is a national treasure” Limerick Green & Live

“Furious, soaring and true” Stuart Bailie BBC Radio Ulster


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