We caught up with Dan Patlansky and talked about his international success and new album, “Introvertigo”.

You’ve been winning awards, left, right and centre. Tell us about this experience and are you going to keep working to win more?

The awards are great because its reassurance for all the hard work put in, but I don’t work for the awards. I work for love of what I do. If awards come with that then that’s great, and I certainly won’t turn any down.

Tell us more about your new album, Introvertigo. Which song stands out for you and why?

Introvertigo is my 8th release. I’m excited about the songs on this one. I believe its a very strong album firmly rooted in the direction I want to be heading in. Loosen up the Grip stands out for me because it my favourite song I’ve written so far. It means a lot to me personally.

You’re going to be touring for two months. How are you going to maintain your energy levels during the tour? Will you ever get to rest?

One maintains energy levels resting with every opportunity you are given, even if that’s not a lot. But touring a new album with new songs makes it a lot easier because its still very fresh.

What are you looking forward to most on your UK tour? Is the international music scene your primary focus?

The UK scene for what I do is great, so it’s always a pleasure getting back there. For now we are focusing mainly on Europe/UK and South Africa evenly.

What are your plans for this year beyond your upcoming SA tour, album release and UK tour?

A few more tours to UK/Europe as well as few more SA tours. And hopefully releasing a live DVD later this year.

What is your ultimate musical success?

Selling out The Royal Albert Hall.


Introvertigo Album Launch Tour Dates

Date: Friday, 25 March 2016
Venue: Splashy Fen 2016
Entrance: R750 Weekend Pass
Tickets: http://splashyfen.co.za/tickets/

Date: Saturday. 26 March 2016
Venue: Old Selbornian, East London
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00 for 20h30
Bookings: minkley@nahoonreef.co.za / 083 797 3546 / 082 660 6586

Date: Sunday, 27 March 2016
Venue: Jolly Dolphin, Jeffrey’s Bay
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: 0729808023 / info@jollydolphin.co.za / (042) 293-2624
Supporting Acts: Joe Van Der Linden / Rowan Stuart

Date: Monday, 28 March 2016
Venue: The Barn’, Plettenberg Bay
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: jeanne@stormproduktionz.co.za / 079 876 0406
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Venue: George Arts Theatre, George
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: info@georgeartstheatre.co.za / 044-874-3142
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Friday, 1 April 2016
Venue: The Showroom, Prins Albert
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: admin@showroomtheatre.co.za / 023 541 1563
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Friday, 8 April 2016
Venue: Franschoek Cellar (Full Band Acoustic Show)
Entrance: R350 (Includes Dinner)
Time: 20h00
Bookings: fhcellardoor@dgb.co.za / 021 876 2086 / Webtickets

Date: Saturday, 9 April 2016
Venue: Blues Meets Rock Fest, Cape Town
Entrance: R220
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zwxx3ww

Date: Saturday, 16 April 2016
Venue: Vereeniging Barnyard
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: barnyard@elpa.co.za / 016 454 8388 / 081 249 4509

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016
Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
Entrance: R175
Time: 6PM
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/jnwrndc

Date: Friday, 22 April 2016
Venue: The Civic, Bloemfontein
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/jkc4ojb

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Venue: Rivonia Barnyard, Johannesburg
Entrance: R175
Time: 20h00
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/h66wjja

Photos by Nanette Grebe

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