His myspace page is : http://www.myspace.com/dannymahon
And you can buy his singles AK47/Beat Me up on iTunes...
What would you say are your main inspirations when it comes to music?
The list is endless really - Obvious ones are The Beatles/The Jam/Weller/Billy Bragg/Johnny Cash/The Clash/The Smiths/Oasis etc. But I also like a lot of different stuff too mate currently listening to new-ish albums by Tallest Man On Earth/M.Ward/Strange Boys/The Coral
I have noticed that you have got a solid fan base and when I have been to previous gigs you have been well received, How did you start off on the gigging scene and music in general?
I started out by just playing a couple of tracks at a regular acoustic night called Akoustik Anarky in Manchester then ended up playing in a couple of different bands for a couple years. After they broke up I stopped doing music for a year or two until I was asked by my mate Jonny to do a couple of gigs with him. That was about 3-4 Years ago and I've been playing solo since.
I notice you are part of Rent a Crowd (RAC) what does this involve and how did you get involved in them?
Rent A Crowd is just a group of mates that enjoyed going out watching new bands and just generally having a good time. We had this idea that we would just get all the bands we like and put them on together so we were guaranteed a good night. The nights were really successful so we started doing bigger & better shows. We then decided to set up RAC as a label earlier this year & we put out my debut single as the first release - Its now sold out - The second release on RAC Records should be out in the next couple of months so kee your eyes peeled, Its by a new young band that we think will blow everybody's socks off.
Are there any plans for a forth coming album or are you concentration on gigging at the moment?
Im currently recording for my debut album now so holding back on gigs at the moment.
You had quite a crowd at Kendal Calling who really got into your set, Do you plan on any more festivals?
Yeah hopefully, I really enjoyed playing at Kendal & enjoy festivals in general - Its always nice to play for new people too. So fingers crossed I play at many more festivals in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to answer questions Danny, It really is appreciated.