Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
We’ve had musicians from many countries in Europe along with the USA and Japan playing live in the Phoenix FM studio, and we added a new country to the list last week when we had a visit from Faroe Islands musician Dan Olsen.
Okay – technically the Faroe Islands isn’t a country as it’s a province of Denmark, but with its own language and culture it feels very much like a tiny independent state, hidden far away in the Atlantic Ocean. I spent a week there a few years ago; every single town and every road I drove on was stunning – it should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.
Dan’s story is very interesting too. He’s an award-winning singer-songwriter and producer but started with a football career, playing in the Champions League and the Faroe Islands’ U21 national team, drawing his last game against Denmark. After breaking his leg in league game he decided to pick up his guitar again, which he’d been playing since the age of 12.
And his career has been going very well, working with a lot of musical industry heavyweights, including Sam Smith’s former manager and Taylor Swift’s producer. Dan visited Michelle Ward’s morning show Eat My Brunch to play some music and talk about his career, playing not just to our own audience but also his 30,000 followers on social media too.
You can hear his interview again at www.phoenixfm.com and visit his website at www.danolsenmusic.com.