Track Record

South Africa’s Dan Patlansky: Track Record…



Bruce Springsteen is a fan…

Award-winning South African blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky’s new album “Movin’ On” is a blistering 10-track solid gold winner – due for release 1st March – where his breathtaking guitar playing catches fire one minute and is so sensitive and beautifully restrained the next.

It is sure to whet the appetite of UK blues fans ahead of his eight-date tour in April [see all tour dates further down the page.]

He was here in May 2023 and sold out most gigs, performing tracks from his 2022 studio album “Shelter Of Bones”, alongside brand new tracks written for “Movin’ On”.

That tour coincided with the sixth anniversary of his debut UK headline tour of April/May 2017, after a triumphant opening slot to guitar hero Joe Satriani’s UK tour. He returned in 2016 with British blues rockers King King for a run of dates, as well as a few gigs of his own.

Before long, he would be back to these shores to join Joanne Shaw Taylor and then Walter Trout for their UK appearances.

2024 is the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough long player  ‘Dear Silence Thieves”, which blasted Dan onto the international blues scene with a bang. His 11th album, “Movin’ On” is offering some of the same incendiary Steve Ray Vaughan-flavoured rockin’ blues that will delight guitar fans…

But also the songs on this record have much light and shade to tone things down between the more in yer face, rambunctious stuff. Dan’s songwriting should not be underestimated on this self-produced gem – and hids vocals are on point too.


His back catalogue is well worth checking out…

  • Standing at the Station (1999)
  • True Blues (2004)
  • Real (2006)
  • Move My Soul (2009)
  • 20 Stones (2012)
  • Wooden Thoughts (2013)
  • Dear Silence Thieves (2014)
  • Introvertigo (2016)
  • Perfection Kills (2018)
  • Shelter of Bones (2022)


Dan’s “Track Record”…


1. First song you recall hearing as a child?

Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix

2. First single you owned?

Never owned a single – it was a bit before my time.

3. First LP/album you owned?

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather

4. First CD you owned?

Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Ledbetter Heights

5. Last music you bought and in what format (CD/vinyl/digital download)?

Katie Pruitt- Expectations [Digital download]

6. Which album would you be happy to receive as a gift?

Any Stevie Ray Vaughan in vinyl

7. Favourite album? (Choose more than one if need be…)

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather / Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

8. Best record ever made (can be single/album/EP – and choose more than one if need be)?

Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love

9. Guilty secret (or anything unusual or unexpected) in your music collection?

Country star Marty Robbins

10. What does music mean to you and how does it make you feel?

Everything. It goes hand in hand with everything I do. Life would seem dull without it.

11. Which song or album is a guaranteed mood booster?

Derek Trucks – Already Free

12. Which song or album would be the soundtrack to a film about your life?

Albert King – I’ll Play The Blues For You

13. Your favourite driving track – or music to exercise to?

Tom Petty – Learning To Fly

14.Best song or album for a romantic moment?

Ray Charles – (Night Time Is) The Right Time

15.Which song was played for the “First Dance” at your wedding (if you are married) or which song would you choose if you did get married?

John Mayer – Born And Raised

16. Your choice of song to sing at karaoke?

Ray Charles – I Got A Woman

17. Which song takes you back to your childhood – and to which specific memory/memories?

Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix. “I remember pretending to play the guitar on a tennis racket when I was about even-years-old”.

18. Favourite band (or bands)?

Pink Floyd

19. Favourite singer (or singers)?

Chris Cornell

20. Which song would you like played at your funeral?

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind



  • Dan Patlansky’s new album “Movin” On’ is released on Friday 1st March 2024, via Virgin Music Label And Artist Services – on CD, vinyl and download/streaming services. 



Photo credits:

Hat shot: Tobias Coetsee

All other images: Blyde Smit



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