Anna Lewis

Bettridge, Dan

NXNE booked Dan for two showcases in Toronto this year which were his first international performances. His first show was at Handlebar on Wednesday 17th June – the first night of the festival, and the second show was at established music venue Cameron House, on Thursday 18th June.

Dan said that "Both shows went really well, I felt I connected with the Canadian audiences who seemed to enjoy my music and listened attentively. I feel we have definitely gained new listeners within North America as a result of these shows."

NXNE 2015 was a successful trip which gave Dan and his band a taste of performing internationally and helped to introduce his music to the North American market. They look forward to following up on the very promising meetings and conversations they had with industry people including promoters, booking agencies and fellow artists. Dan also hopes that as a result of this showcase he may be able to return to Toronto to play more successful shows in the future.

"Showcasing at NXNE would have not been possible without the support from Wales Arts International and we are really grateful to have had the opportunity to open up new doors into the North American music market."

WAI supported Dan and his band to travel to Toronto, Canada to perform at this year’s NXNW showcasing event.

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