Q&A Scene: Dan Vogl

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

My new single ‘If I Die’ is an internal struggle with religion and the path it can lead people down whether that be a positive or negative one. It’s a journey around this concept and features a swift change of pace about halfway through.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time? (your own or your group’s work)

‘If I Die” is only my first release at this point so I would have to say that, but I am working on a bunch of new music that will be recorded soon and there are some great ideas that I’m excited to share.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

‘If I Die’ was recorded in Melbourne with producer Guus Hoevenaars when he was out here late last year. He then took it back home to London to be mixed and mastered before sending it back to Melbourne for release. I feel that international aspect of that process was quite interesting.

What, or who, inspires you?

Bands like City and Colour, Boy and Bear and Crowded House continue to inspire me years after hearing their music for the first time.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

These Days by Powderfinger.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Pancakes with bacon and ice cream. Sweet and salty and a little bit different.

What’s next for you?

I will be launching my debut single “If I Die” at the Gasometer Upstairs on Thursday July 27th, before heading back into the studio in August to get started on some new music.

What’s your scene?

My scene is a burger and a beer in a dirty old dive bar in the back streets of Melbourne with some live music and good friends.

About Dan Vogl

Dan Vogl is an indie/folk artist born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Originally a self-taught singer/songwriter, Dan spent his early career recording and touring in various musical projects. Seeking to develop his art at a higher level, he sourced mentoring from experienced professionals like Ainslie Wills, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), Jen Cloher and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) to expand on his songwriting and performance skills.

Dan’s songwriting involves an eclectic mix of folk, indie, pop and rock with the key objective to create a strong emotional connection to the listener. His unique vocal tone an ode to the CD’s played in his fathers ’91 Pajero, with early Coldplay, Hunters & Collectors and Men at Work the most popular.

Dan’s live show is a ball of energy and sing-alongs. Both solo and with his band he has performed headline shows at The Northcote Social Club, The Oxford Art Factory and The Workers Club as well as opening The Hills Are Alive festival. Dan is also the recipient of the ‘The Push’ Music Industry Pathways Mentoring Program for 2017.

‘If I Die’ is the epic first single released by Dan Vogl. Produced and mixed by Guus Hoevenaars (Netherlands/UK) the track is an uplifting journey of texture and harmony, featuring Dan’s unique vocal and story telling abilities. ‘If I Die’ is an internal battle around religion and the influence in which faith can have in our lives. This is just the beginning of what will be a promising future for a talented young singer/songwriter.




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