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Born in Leeds in 1978, Dan Potts developed an early interest in music, singing opera and choral music, and playing in large jazz and rock bands. Graduating in 2000 with a degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University of York, he had risen to the position of Editor of the University film review magazine. At York he sang with the University of York Choir, and after with Leeds Youth Opera, Leeds College of Music Opera and Leeds Festival Chorus, and acted in various murder mystery events and ITV dramas. The result was the development of a very keen interest in the relationships between music and narrative structure, visual art, the written text, and the moving image. Dan commenced music studies in 2008 at Leeds where he developed and refined his interest in these relationships, studying composition under Mic Spencer.

Under Spencer, Dan developed methods for interpreting written texts and visual art as a function of metaphorical and allegorical projections of personal, mental anomalies. Thus, as well as acting as a mode of personal expression, Dan’s music seeks to express matters of philosophical resonance through its small and large-scale structure.

He currently reviews visual arts exhibitions in print as well as online for Aesthetica magazine, and reviews classical/Western art music concerts for the online culture magazine, Culture Vulture.
He also writes for:

Dan continues to compose for the concert stage and is currently working on many film music composition projects of varying scales for which he composes generally, but not exclusively, in genre-specific styles. He welcomes opportunities of this nature with great enthusiasm!

Alex Potts’ Animation Showreel. Soundtrack by Dan Potts.

International Fund for Animal Welfare Campaign to Save Bhutanese Tigers

Another Train Journey

The Eastern Capital

Making StrangeR – Music composed by Dan Potts.

Small Finds – Music composed by Dan Potts.

Grandma Hazel – music composed by Dan Potts.

Video taken from the back of a tandem.  Music composed by Dan Potts.

 

Orestes Trailer – Music composed by Dan Potts.

 

Gloucester to Cheltenham

Train Journey

Japanese Fish Market

Green Train Journey

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Bass Lessons2013

Hi – I’m Dan Potts (B.A. Music) and I provide affordable bass guitar lessons in Leeds.

I have played bass guitar in jazz bands, in orchestras for musicals, and in rock and roll bands. I currently play with The Long Players, a function band for all occasions. I teach affordable bass guitar lessons from my home in Leeds. I teach my students how to play bass guitar by sight-reading bass guitar music. I also teach my students how to improvise and create their own bass guitar lines of music. In order to achieve this, I teach the necessary music theory.

My aim is to tailor the lessons according to the music you want to play, building on a good solid grounding, whatever your current level of musical training.  I charge £10.00 per half hour.

Let’s play!

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