Drawing from a wide range of influences across the musical spectrum. Each song that comes from Dharma Bums could be inspired by any number of sources including literature, art, film, history, current affairs or personal experience & could be filtered through any genre of music depending on the mood & preferences at the time it was written. Focussed on writing songs that are accessible with lyrics that tell a story & transport the listener to another place, another time or provoke thought. Dharma Bums also enjoy collaborating with other musicians to add further ingredients to their sound. Having released their debut EP in July 2017 & had a very busy summer period gigging, Dharma Bums are currently writing material for a full album which they intend to release sometime in 2018.
Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, David Bowie, Gregory Alan Isakov, Pokey Lafarge, Michael Jackson, Felice Brothers, The Beatles, Paulo Nutini, Ian Felice, Frank Sinatra, JD McPherson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Don McLean, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong.