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DB Cohen started his musical journey where he spent most of his life, on the road. Born Daniel Ben Cohen in Sidcup, England, he's been travelling the around the world with his acoustic guitar since he was 19, living in the South Pacific, Japan, Australia and Europe.

An astute observational songwriter he writes about the journeys, characters and places he finds himself in. He started writing his own material with Numazu based gypsy band The Dogs Bollox whilst also playing with Japanese punk band Downer and later the famous jamband Mole as a singer and guitarist.


When he returned to the UK he formed the band The Dukes of Earl playing original material based on fast upbeat ska and punk. The band went on to win various regional awards and cut their first record 'Do What You Want'.


Dan went on to record his debut album 'Scratchcards & Wine' with the guidance of Dan’s musical mentor and producer, legendary Latin percussionist, Snowboy, having approached him at the Good Foot at Madame JoJo's with some early demos.


His star-studded studio team included: 'Florence And The Machine' band members Mark Saunders & Rusty Bradshaw on bass and Hammond organ, Mike Webster from Indie group 'The Asylums' as well as vocalist Ladonna Harley-Peters (Adele, Emili Sande, Sam Smith) D.B can also boast performances by The Specials horn section, ex-James Taylor Quartet bassist Gary Crockett and Rockabilly Blues legend Steve Hooker and the UK's premier Blues harmonica player, West Weston.


After the sell out album launch at the legendary Troubadour, D.B performed in front of 20,000 at the Village Green Festival 2013 and received airplay from several international radio shows. He performed as Helen Lederer's house band on her W.T.F theatre chat show in London's West End and headlined a prestigious Saturday night at London's famous 100 Club.


Quickly building up a following in the Mod and Roots music world, he has been playing UK festivals and supporting such luminaries such as The Blockheads, Terry Reid and The Songbook Collective in concert.


D.B Cohen is endorsed by Mod fashion label Merc Clothing and is honoured to have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Fairwood Publishing, whose roster has included David Bowie, Bob Marley, U2 and Cat Stevens.


D.B has recently been back in the studio, with contributions from some incredible guest musicians such as the UK's Rockabilly King, Darrel Higham and Mark Claydon from The GetUp. From these sessions, the authentic 70's Roots Reggae style 'Find A Way' will be released on vinyl and download via Ramrock Records. This track features classic chatting from Oxman and Mark Professor (Wreck It Up Crew) and a killer mix from current Dub Champion, Wrongtom.


Dan has been selected as emerging talent by Glastonbury Festival and continues to play to audiences around the world his unique brand of modern roots music.

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