Harboured Sounds

Dancing Years

Dancing Years say

Dancing Years are a five piece band from Leeds. After various incarnations Dancing Years formed two years ago.  Our influences are fairly eclectic, we are currently listening to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Richard Hawley to Sam Amidon and Feist and some jazz like Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. We hope to find an audience who can relate and be moved by what we are writing about!

“Harboured sounds is great for Bristol, it’s a brilliant opportunity for local bands and touring bands coming through Bristol to get their music out there. We also love that Harboured Sounds uses different locations around Bristol that might be unused or unnoticed and bringing music to them!” Dancing Years

Fronted by the vocals of David Henshaw and hailing from Leeds, Dancing Years are a five-piece set to captivate stages at Reading and Leeds this summer with their mix of delicate and epic.

They received their first play from BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire last year and have gone on to land plays from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.

On the live circuit they’ve played some rather special shows indeed, previously supported the likes of Dry the River and Benjamin Francis Leftwich and embarking on a UK tour with George Ezra. Think Sigur Rós, Damien Rice and Elbow, all rolled together to produce a truly unique, awesome sound, that’ll leave you wanting more. (Taken from BBC website)

Songs which always soared now careen about in the air, with whirling emotional peaks and troughs pulling the audience along for the ride. Fair comparisons to Damien Rice’s lyrical clout and Sigur Ros’ symphonic sound can be made, and even with the meagre headroom offered by Off Broadway, the Leeds six-piece makes the room feel like a cathedral” – The Bomber Jacket

They have mastered the dynamic between calming stillness and explosive euphoria, through the use of rich instrumentation and a strong voice” Drowned in Sound


Dancing Years New Single ‘We Danced Last Night’ is out now!


Check out Dancing Years Facebook page here

and their website



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