Bryan R Dalton

B R Dalton is an astonishingly talented singer who crafts the most heartwarming of folk songs. Lush and intimately confronting, his poignant lyrics are woven through an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry, delivered with truth and grace. The Irish born singer-songwriter has called Australia home for the past ten years, performing everywhere from revered live music venues, festival stages, intimate theatres and pubs to street corners, masterfully honing a spectacular collection of songs.

BR Dalton has performed in some exceptional settings. Highlights include an opening slot for Irish rock outfit The Coronas on their most recent Australian tour and performing the opening slot for the prolific Damien Rice at Dublin’s famous Iveagh Gardens and Melbourne Recital Centre. Other collaborations include shows with The Perth Symphony Orchestra, Declan O’Rourke, Stu Larsen and Amistat.

BR Dalton celebrated the release of his debut album “Blood & Gold” in October 2018, performing to sold out rooms at Perth’s prestigious Ellington Jazz Club and Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse, followed by a first national tour including shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.
“BR Dalton’s debut album, Blood and Gold, explores themes of love, loss, heartbreak and complete utter dissolution even touching on the political spectrum shifting at key moments to Irelands ferocious battle for independence.

Embellished with world class string arrangements, double bass, hauntingly distorted electric guitars and lush harmonies, it is a hugely dynamic and captivating experience. From start to finish, BR Dalton’s debut is a slow burning listener’s album reminiscent of early Swell Season records. It’s hard to ignore that this artist’s authenticity is undoubtedly cut from the same thick cloth as the likes of Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey.”

 

 

CONTEMPORARY SONG LIST – BRYAN R DALTON

Amy Winehouse – Back to black. Valerie.

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Ben Harper – Diamonds on the inside. Steal my kisses.

Bernard Fanning – Songbird. Wish you well.

Bill Withers – Ain’t no sunshine. Grandma’s hands

Billy Joel – Piano man. My life.

Blur – Coffee and tv. Tender.

Bob Dylan – Blowing in the wind. Don’t think twice it’s alright. Hurricane.

I shall be released. It ain’t me babe. Like a rolling stone.

Shelter from the storm. The times they are changing.

You ain’t going nowhere. Wagonwheel.

Bob Marley – Redemption Song. Wait in vain. No woman no cry.

Three little birds

Bob Seger – Old time rock n roll

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the dark. Hungry heart. Im on fire.

Streets of Philadelphia. The River. Drive all night.

Bryan Adams – Summer of 69.

Cat Stevens – Father and Son. Moonshadow. The first cut is the deepest.

Chuck Berry – You never can tell.

Cold Chisel – Khe Sanh.

ColdPlay – Fix you. The hardest part. Yellow. Viva la vida. Clocks.

Counting Crows – Mr. Jones. Accidentally in love. Big yellow taxi.

Creedance Clearwater Revival – Bad moon rising. Down on the corner.

Have you ever seen the rain. Lodi.

Looking out my back door. Proud Mary.

Crowded House – Better be home soon. Don’t dream its over. Fall at your feet.

David Bowie – Space Oddity. Lets dance. The man who sold the world.

David Gray – Babylon. Sail away. The one I love.

Dobie Gray – Drift Away.

Don McLean – American Pie. Vincent.

Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Eagles – Hotel California. Lying Eyes. Peaceful Easy Feeling. Take It Easy.

Ed Sheeran – Castle on the hill. Perfect. Photograph. Thinking out loud. A-team.

Eddie Vedder – Big hard sun. Society.

Elton John – Daniel. Rocket Man. Tiny Dancer.

Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love. Suspicious minds

Eric Clapton – Lay down sally. Layla

Eurythmics – Sweet dreams are made of this.

Father John Misty – I’m writing a novel

Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way. Dreams. I don’t wanna know.

Foo Fighters – Times like these. Wheels

Garth Brooks – Friends in low places. The Dance. If tomorrow never comes.

George Ezra – Shotgun. Budapest. Blame it on me.

George Harrison – Got my mind set on you. My sweet Lord.

George Micheal- Faith

Glen Hansard – Revelate. Lay me down. This gift. Lowly deserter.

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

Guns n Roses – Sweet child o mine

Hozier – Take me to church. Someone new

JJ Cale – Crazy Mama

Jack Johnson – Taylor. Good people.

John Denver – Leaving on a Jetplane. Country roads.

John Lennon – Imagine. Working class hero.

John Mellencamp – Hurts so good. Jack and Diane.

Johnny Cash – Folsom prison blues. Jackson. A boy named Sue.

Johnny Nash – I can see clearly now.

Journey – Don’t stop believing.

Keane – Everbody’s changing. Somewhere only we know.

Kings of Leon – Sex on fire. Use somebody.

Kodaline – High hopes. Love like this. All I want.

Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene. Pick a bale of cotton.

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah. Passing through. So long Marianne.

Little Walter – My Babe

Lou Reed – Walk on the wildside.

MGMT – Kids.

Marc Cohen – Walking in Memphis.

Matchbox 20 – 3am

Men at Work – Land down under

Micheal Jackson – Billie Jean

Mumford & sons – Little lion man. I will wait

Mundy – July. Galway girl.

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Neil Young – Harvest moon. Heart of gold. Southern man. Unknown legend.

Newton Faulkner – Dream catch me. If this is it.

Nick Cave – Into my Arms.

Oasis – Wonderwall. She’s Electric. Don’t look back in anger.

Champagne supernova.

Otis Redding – Sitting on the dock of the bay.

Paolo Nutini – Candy. Allow grove. Last Request. New shoes. These streets.

Passenger – Let her go. Scare away the dark.

Paul Kelly – Dumb things. How to make gravy. To her door. Firewood & candles.

Paul McCartney – Band on the run

Paul Simon – Cecilia. Diamonds on the souls of her shoes. Graceland. Me & Julio down by the school yard.

Mrs.Robinson. You can call me Al.

Powderfinger – My Happiness

Prince – Kiss. Purple rain.

Queen – I want to break free. Crazy little thing called love.

R.E.M – Man on the moon. Losing my religion.

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack. I gotta woman.

Ray Lamontagne – Trouble . Jolene. Old before your time.

Robbie Williams – Angels

Rod Stewart – Maggie May. I don’t wanna talk about it. Oh La La

Rodriguez – Sugarman

Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman

Ryan Adams – Winding wheel. Let it ride. New York New York.

Sam Cooke – What a wonderful World

Semisonic – Closing time

Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer. El Condor Pasa. Homeward bound.

Smokie – Needles and pins. Living next door to Alice.

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars. Run.

Spin Doctors – Two Princes.

Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the middle with you.

Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild

Stereophonics – Dakota. Have a nice day.

The Animals – House of the rising sun.

The Band – The weight.

The Bangles – Manic Monday

The Beatles – Hard days night. All my loving. Ballad of John & Yoko. Get Back.

Hey Jude. Let it be. Love me do. Rocky Racoon. Something.

Ticket to Ride. Help. I feel fine. When I’m 64. Yellow submarine.

While my guitar gently weeps. You’ve got to hide your love away.

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

The Blues Brothers – Sweet home Chicago

The Cranberries – Dreams. Zombie

The Doobie Brothers – Listen to the music

The Doors – Road house blues

The Killers – Mr.Brightside . Somebody told me.

The Kinks – Sunny afternoon. Waterloo sunset.

The Lumineers – Ho hey.

The Mavericks – Dance the night away.

The Monkees – I’m a believer

The Pretenders – Brass in pocket. Don’t get me wrong.

The Proclaimers – 500 miles

The Rolling Stones – Angie. Dead flowers. Honky tonk woman.

Jumping jack flash. Start me up. Sweet Virginia.

The Script – Breakeven. For the first time. The man who can’t me moved.

The Temptations – My Girl

The Verve – Lucky man. Bitter sweet symphony. Drugs don’t work.

The Waterboys – Fishermans Blues, Whole of the moon. Bang on the ear.

Thin Lizzy – Sarah. Whiskey in the jar. Dancing in the moonlight.

Tim Buckley – Buzzing fly

Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Tom Petty – Free Fallin. I won’t back down. Learning to fly.

Into the great wide open. Running down a dream. The Waiting.

Wildflowers. You wreck me. To find a friend. American Girl.

Toploader – Dancing in the moonlight.

Tracy Chapman – Fast car. Revolution.

Train – Drops of Jupiter. Hey soul sister.

Travelling Wilburys – End of the line. Handle with care.

U2 – One. Angel of Harlem. Desire. Still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

Running to stand still. Stuck in a moment. Where the streets have no name.

With or without you.

UB40 – Red Red Wine. Kingston town.

Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl. Gloria. Moondance. And it stoned me.

Into the mystic.

Van Joy – Riptide.

Wheatus – Teenage dirtbag

Xavier Rudd – Follow the sun

 

IRISH SONGLIST – BRYAN R DALTON

*Traditional unless stated*

WHISKEY IN THE JAR,

THE WILD ROVER

BACK HOME IN DERRY

FIELDS OF ATHENRY

GALWAY GIRL – STEVE EARL

DIRTY OLD TOWN

STREETS OF New York

CITY OF CHICAGO

IRISH ROVER – THE POUGES

WHEN YOU WERE SWEET 16

FOGGY DEW

SEAN SOUTH FROM GARRYOWEN

THE PARTING GLASS

SPANCIL HILL

DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT/ SARAH – THIN LIZZY

BROWN EYED GIRL – VAN MORRISON

GRACE

SPANISH LADY

GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

RARE OUL TIMES

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN

FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – THE POUGES

RAGLAN ROAD

LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL

THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL

HILLS OF DONEGAL

THE RISING OF THE MOON

BLACK VELVET BAND

THE CRAIC WAS 90 IN THE ISLE OF MAN

STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

MONTO

NIGHT VISITING SONG

KELLY FROM KILLANE

MURSHEEN DURKIN

HOME BOYS HOME

RED ROSE CAFE

MAIDS WHEN YOUR YOUNG

BEESWING – RICHARD THOMPSON

PAIR OF BROWN EYES

THE OLD TRIANGLE

MOLLY MALONE

N17- SAW DOCTORS

I USED TO LOVE HER – SAW DOCTORS

SUMMER IN DUBLIN – BAGATELLE

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY – U2

STREETS OF LONDON – RALPH McTELL

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