Sonovagun

Dan, 40, Stati Uniti
www.sonovagun.comUltimo accesso: Maggio 2014

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SONOVAGUN comes from the saying "Son of a Gun"
implying shock or disbelief. Back in the days when the Irish sailed to America the women aboard often befell unexpectedly pregnant. The area behind the midship gun, and behind a canvas screen was usually where infants were born as it was kept very clean. If paternity was uncertain (which happened quite a lot on such long journeys) the child would be entered into the log as the "Son of a Gun".
Sonovagun is the musical project of Dan Donnelly. Originally from Belfast Northern Ireland Dan made the same westward journey, which gave rise to the saying "Son of a Gun" and now lives and plays in New York. He plays his own, with his band Sonovagun and with other bands such as Joy Zipper and the Invisible Swords Men.
Dan has been singing, playing and writing music since an early age. He started his career as singer and songwriter in critically acclaimed Belfast band Watercress and penned many of their most popular songs including “Candlemaker”, which reached number 1 in the Irish indie charts and “Stars Shine On”, which also topped the same chart. He has played with Watercress, solo and with Joy Zipper all across the globe supporting bands such as, Air, The Levellers, The Darkness, Duran Duran, Ian Dury and Turin Brakes to name but a few.
A regular fixture on the New York live scene both solo and with his band Sonovagun, Dan plays three or 4 gigs a week throughout the five boroughs and has gained considerable recognition as a singer and songwriter.
The Sonovagun project was started in winter of 2002 when the freezing weather caused Dan to stay at home and record 12 songs rather than brave the elements. FALLEN was the first e.p. Which sold out immediately.
Then came BOOTLEG.
A collection of songs recorded at home by Dan in 2003/4 released independently in a few shops, via the Internet and for sale at the many gigs Dan plays in Europe and the States. To date the record has sold roughly 2000 copies.
2005 saw yet again more recording as the songs again piled up on paper and in Dan's head. There was also a glut of gigs in throughout the U.S. and U.K. These included Glastonbury festival and Beautiful Days festival. In 2006 Dan has supported Seth Lakeman twice on sell out tours of Britain. In the summer of 2006 he played The Big session Festival, Middlewich folk festival, Beautiful Days Festival and many solo gigs around England, Ireland and America. In the latter part of 2006 saw the release of “The Beach E.P.” Two Hundred copies were pressed and sold instantly. The E.P. contains 2 tracks from the forthcoming album “Yearning a Living” which is now completed and due for release in the first half of 2007.
For more information go to www.sonovagun.com or www.myspace.com/sonovagun