Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Hailing from Manchester in the UK and studying at the University of Salford, Dan may be best known as the Guitarist and Lap Steel player in Europe’s #1 western swing band The Swing Commanders. In this outfit alone he plays up and down the country every week racking up around 120-150 gigs a year. Previous to this Dan spent 3 years playing on cruise ships as ‘Utility Guitarist’ which could be loosely translated to ‘play everything you know, and play it well’. From solo sets and small band situations to big production shows and backing guest entertainers Dan has amassed a solid level of real world gigging experience to draw upon and more importantly pass on to new players that are looking to be working guitarists.

Dan plays Fibenare Guitars and is also the co host of the online guitar show ‘The Guitar Hour’ along side Tom Quayle, Dave Brons and David Beebee.

Whether you are looking to play Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country or Western Swing. Or are trying to develop your sense of timing, note choice, harmony, phrasing or feel Dan has the experience and friendly teaching manner to help you achieve that next level of development and maturity in your playing.



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