14th October – Steve Dan Mills

Steve Dan Mills is a new name to Irvine Folk Club and he makes his debut appearance on Wednesday 14th October. He is an American singer and songwriter and was a co-founder of Speed 35 – one of the first folk-rock bands in the American South.
A native of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, he eventually settled in Nashville, Tennessee, began a solo career in the mid ‘70s and did the rounds of the journeyman singer for a number of years. He has a rich and powerful voice and there’s a chance that you may have heard him as he is frequently asked to narrate documentaries and also does voice-overs for commercials – listen out for Ben & Jerry’s or Gatorade!
His vocals and songwriting talent is best heard on songs like ‘Inside out lookin’ in’ – taken from a CD of the same name: a song about the pain of being misunderstood. His songwriting has been described as reflective, sensitive, moving and healing – songs that can illicit tears and laughter and also instil hope. He accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Having moved to London a couple of years ago, Steve Dan Mills regularly tours the length and breadth of the UK.
On Wednesday 14th October, Steve Dan Mills will be at Irvine Folk Club in Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB. Floor singers and Storytellers are always welcome !