Local singer-songwriter to play ahead of the Blackpool game
Local music star Dan Owen is set to grace the stage at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday 18th August.
Dan will bring his unique voice to the Fanzone ahead of the Sky Bet League One game against Blackpool.
The Shrewsbury-born singer-songwriter has his first album coming out on Friday 17th August, with the gig at Shrewsbury Town taking place the following day.
Dan’s grandfather, Derek Owen, played 14 times for Shrewsbury in the 1950’s, scoring three goals, and Dan is looking forward to building up a relationship with his local football club.
“I’ve never obviously played here before, but it will be awesome”, said Dan.
“I wanted to do something together because I went to the Wembley match and seeing all the fans there was great, so I just thought I’d come and play some songs.
“I played around the town for years and I love Shrewsbury as a town, even though I have to live in London now, but Shrewsbury is still home, so it’s nice to be involved with this.”
This will be the first time that Dan has played an event at a football club, but he hopes the fans will like his style of music.
“I kind of play everything from a few slow ones to the more stomping blues stuff as well, but I will keep it all upbeat when I play here with some Rock ‘n Roll and stuff”, Dan said.
“I always get interested in the reactions from different crowds, so I play loads of music festivals, loads of support gigs for people and then my own gigs, but I’ve never played a football club before, so I don’t know how it’s going to go down.
“But, judging from that Wembley match, and other games I’ve been to, people are just hyped up and ready for a good time, so hopefully we can give them that.”
The Fanzone is open to anyone and entry is free. Dan will take to the stage from 1:45pm.