A Night of Glass
A Night Of Glass – Dan Whitehouse with special guest Gustaf Ljunggren
A musical journey into the heart of glass in its myriad manifestations
Over the past two years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse has been in a transparently reflective mood with three albums all themed around the physical and metaphorical nature of glass.
Influenced by keeping in contact with his young son living in Japan, ‘The Glass Age’ explores our screen-fixated society’s communication challenges. ‘Voices From The Cones’ commemorates glassmaking history in Stourbridge and ‘Reflections On The Glass Age’ offers mirror images of the first album, the same songs refracted through acoustic reinterpretations, intimately sung and played to distill the sweet melancholia of the material.
Songs and stories from these projects have now been gathered together for ‘A Night Of Glass’, a simple but hypnotic live experience in which, variously behind a piano or on guitar, Dan takes audiences deep into the heart of glass in its myriad manifestations, his expressively nuanced crystalline vocals, a hint of Bowie here, a touch of Cohen there, effortlessly mining a wealth of emotions and ideas. This is where the light gets in.
George Bernard Shaw said “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul” a testament to Dan’s intoxicating songwriting, consummate musicianship and quiet, unassuming charisma with songs like ‘Rainbows Never End’, ‘Thin Blue Line’, the anthemic ‘New Love’ and the infectious, crowd-friendly ‘Work’, ‘A Night Of Glass’ is the melting point where art transforms.
Dan is joined on selected dates by Gustaf Ljunggren (who co-produced and performed on all three albums). Lungrenn also brings music from his own Floreana album. “He plays everything from Sax to Synth, Pedal Steel to Piano, and Banjo to Bass!” says Dan, “but above all else, he listens!”
Dan Whitehouse: “Gorgeous… intriguing” The Guardian
“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times
Gustaf Ljunggre: “A gentle masterpiece” The Vinyl Anachronist
“Awash with luscious soundscapes of lyrical beauty” At The Barrier
This performance is part of our Members’ 241 Offer. Please ask for details.
Date of event:3rd October 2024
How to book
In person at The Ropewalk
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.
By telephone 01652 660380
Please pay by credit or debit card. An additional charge of £2 is applied to cover customer not present transaction cost and postage.