Daniel Docherty [UK]

Many incredible singer-songwriters come from the streets. Multi-talented Daniel Docherty (31)
from Glasgow is one of those. We’re not talking about being streetwise but about growing up in
public, mastering your skills while busking in the streets, parks and shopping arcades. Docherty has
‘seen it all’ and has earned his stripes.
If it would still be the sixties now, you would have encountered him in the coffee houses at
MacDougal Street in New York, where Dylan and his peers learned their craft. But he’s no longer a
rough diamond. He’s ready to take the next step. Docherty is clearly experienced performing live
to crowds of all sizes. He is equally happy to play for a small crowd or a packed Carré Theatre in
Amsterdam, where he is signed to the [PIAS] label. [PIAS] discovered him at the annual Eurosonic
international showcase festival in the Netherlands and instantly recognized his enormous potential.
The lowlands have quite a reputation as a test market. It has served as launching platform for
singer- songwriters like Gavin James and Ben Howard before.