UK & Irish Artists

Dan Forshaw

Dan Forshaw

Dan Forshaw is an award winning saxophonist and composer who has an infectious passion for music. Dan is an inspirational performer whose desire is to open up the world of music to others has taken him across the world. Forshaw has released ten albums under his own name and has appeared on an eclectic collection of others as a sideman, ranging from cathedral choirs to avant garde rock!

Dan grew up in the small Lancastrian costal town of Fleetwood, (opera star Alfie Boe lived just a few doors down.) Dan started playing the family piano as soon as he was tall enough to reach the keys, taking up his Dad’s clarinet when he was just seven years old. A change of schools lead to a change of instrument and Dan moved to the tenor saxophone, shortly before his tenth birthday.   A deep passion for music was rooted in Dan by his teachers both in primary school and in secondary school.  A musician of some considerable flair, Dan was just in his mid-teens when he started accepting paid gigs, and was almost a full-time pro before his 17th birthday!