Music video: Leeds singer-songwriter Danny Landau

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Released this week, ‘45’ is the debut single by Leeds-based singer-songwriter Danny Landau.

Danny spent many years gigging and touring with his first band The Landaus, during which he was asked to be Paolo Nuttini’s guitarist – he turned it down to progress his own song-writing.

Danny Landau. Picture: Chris Wilkinson

Danny Landau. Picture: Chris Wilkinson

In 2010 The Landaus split and Danny decided to go on an adventure. He started working on super yachts as a deck hand, sailing around the world with his guitar. Once a captain and crew heard Danny play they had him perform privately to all the guests coming on-board, also playing in bars and restaurants all over the world.

Eventually he had performed private gigs for the likes of LA Reid, MC Hammer and repeatedly for the owner of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon.

Danny’s family are of Irish background. His grandparents were well respected folk musicians playing all around the UK for over 50 years and were the reason he became obsessed with making and performing music.

When Danny’s grandfather died he left Danny his 30-year-old vintage Gibson Acoustic guitar and a last message to continue the family tradition as a folk musician. This inspired Danny to write ‘45’ and go back to his roots.

The single was launched at the 360 Club at The Library in Leeds and Danny also recently performed live on the BBC Introducing West Yorkshire show on BBC Radio Leeds.

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