Dancing Years are a Leeds based band made up of David Henshaw (vocals), Joseph Lawrenson (piano), Dan Fielding (electric guitar), Dominic Butler (violin) & Joe Montague (drums).
Dancing Years are inspired by truth and honesty with feelings bared for the listener, lyrics like intimate conversation. Songs soar across an orchestral array of instruments or drop to creep along attentive listening ears; fair comparisons are made to Damien Rice's attention to lyrical and harmonic detail as much as they are made to Sigur Ros’ dizzying symphonic climaxes.
Their live performances have seen the band gather an increasing amount of plaudits as a result of multiple UK headline tours and touring with the likes of Richard Hawley, George Ezra, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dry The River and Boy & Bear.
"I love em they are f*****n boss" Richard Hawley
“They have mastered the dynamic between calming stillness and explosive euphoria, through the use of rich instrumentation and a strong voice." DrownedinSound
“The perfect amalgam of Jeff Buckley blended with The Blue Nile at their very best”
“Uplifting, inspiring and set to make you feel all warm inside” Record Of The Day
Villagers, Beirut, Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Sam Amidon, Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket, Ben Gibbard, Radiohead, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, Olafur Arnalds, James Blake, Rachel Dadd, The Unthanks, Willy Mason, Dry the River, Paul Thomas Saunders, Sam Airey, James Vincent McMorrow, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Mariner's Children, Blue Roses, Treetop Flyers, The Travelling Band, Richard Hawley