including a date at the Old Fire Station in Bournemouth

Daniel Wakefield

Charismatic power pop performer Daniel Wakeford has been writing and recording music since 2009. Daniel, who describes himself as a singer-songwriter with autism, is forging a new path through the music scene in the UK and, through his inspirational gigs, portrays a much needed positive image of learning disabled people in the media. An autumn tour of O2 Academy venues will bring Danielís music and personality to an audience eager to hear his songs.

Daniel’s popularity in mainstream culture is partly due to his show-stealing appearances on Channel 4’s “The Undateables”.

Following his fourth appearance, which featured Daniel going on tour and performing his track Playboy Girls, there was an immediate and overwhelming response to his music. Another TV appearance in December 2017 built Danielís fanbase further and he currently has 56,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 3,000 Twitter followers, musician Frank Turner amongst them:

A lot of people know of Daniel from a TV show. I just heard his music, and instantly fell in love with it. The show I caught in London recently was an absolute delight, sheer joy and showmanship with wonderful songs.

Daniel Wakefield

On tour, Daniel is backed by the four-piece Daniel Wakeford Experience. In 2017 they headlined several sold-out shows around the UK, as well as playing The Great Escape, Brighton and Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France to a 3,000 strong crowd. Recent gigs include supporting The Go Team! at Electric Ballroom, London (15/2/18) and Chain and The Gang at L’Aeronef in Lille, France (27/2/18.) Danielís riff-driven, epic pop songs are about his life and the things he loves, from his family and friends to bad feelings and Beethoven.

With first album The Songs of Gigs out now, it is perfect timing for Daniel to be propelled into the next stage of his career; he has the songs, the talent, the fans and certainly the ambition to go all the way.

Daniel Wakefield

The Daniel Wakeford Experience is Sam Dook (guitar) Katie Windsor (bass) Lizzy Carey (keyboards, violin) and Steve Tovell (drums).

There are around 70,000 people in the UK living with autism; more than one in a hundred, according to the National Autistic Society.

Tickets on sale from from Friday 16th February at 10am.

Autumn Tour
Thu 4th Oct O2 ABC2 Glasgow
Fri 5th Oct Arts Club Loft, Liverpool
Wed 10th Oct O2 Academy2 Newcastle
Thu 11th Oct O2 Academy3 Birmingham
Fri 12th Oct O2 Academy2 Sheffield
Thu 18th Oct O2 Academy2 Oxford
Fri 19th Oct The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Thu 25th Oct The Scholar, Leicester
Fri 26th Oct O2 Academy2 Islington



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