Chart success for former pupil, Dan Caplen

2018_music_Dan CaplenWe are all extremely pleased for and proud of Dan Caplen, a former pupil who is enjoying chart success with his new single ‘These Days’.

Dan was a chorister and the foundations of his music making, choral training and musicianship was formed whilst in the Junior School. He left us for a brief spell, but returned in the Sixth Form to study Music and Music Technology.   Those members of staff old enough to remember Dan, will remember his creativity and his love of music.  His love of all musical styles, in particular is something that set himself apart from others – he really did have an eclectic taste.  His recording project for his A level Music Technology was a cover of Jason Rebello’s version of ‘Summertime’; Dan performed the rap himself and immersed himself in the production aspect of the song.

After his A levels, Dan went on to study production in Portland, Oregon and was signed by Atlantic Records. Recently his music has been used on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and he has been getting airplay on Radio 1 and Radio 6.  Last year Dan toured with Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and George Ezra.  ‘These Days ‘is his first major chart success, but his other songs deserve as much credit: Bad Man, Two Fingers (parental advisory) and, my personal favourite, his cover of Blinded by the Lights.

Dan performed ‘These Days’ with Rudimental and Jess Glynn on the One Show on Wednesday 7th February and on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast show on Friday 9th February.

You can listen to his music on Spotify or download from iTunes.

Congratulations, Dan!

Mr Ross Underwood, Head of Music Technology