From time to time, Red Room invites live bands to serenade the ears and souls of our music loving friends.
Dan has been playing and performing for over fifteen years and has lived
in Taiwan since August 2014. He teaches Drama and English literature in
Yangmingshan and as well as teaching, he enjoys singing and playing music
live, dancing salsa and writing. He comes from an Irish family but has
lived most of his life in York in England.
The songs that he writes are mainly about people; our behaviours, failings
and beauty. He likes to write and sing about what drives us towards our
goals, whatever they may be.
He’s currently in the process of recording his first album in Taiwan with
Veronica and Dan met through a mutual friend. Dan was in search of a
cellist who was slightly weird (Chi Guàiyì de rén) and he found Veronica.
Veronica’s ability to create little riffs of magic in her cello playing
adds a wanted sadness to the music they create together.
Veronica has played in more ‘ROCK’ bands before –
and so has Dan –
But both have decided to take a break from all of the loud noise and
create a softer, more harmonious sound for their audiences.
Their overall message is to be true to yourself – Even if it looks ugly.
There is truth in it. There is poetry in it.
Veronica is not of woman born. Veronica spawns from a creature that our
kind have never encountered.
Veronica is ‘Alien’. The Veronica you see before you has learnt to play
the cello and is learning human ways as quickly as possible.
Veronica is neither ‘He’ nor ‘She’. Veronica prefers to just be ‘Alien’.
Dan is a singer who tries to play guitar. He also tries to sing. Sometimes
it works out OK. Sometimes not.
Dan is a non-committal kind of person whose often use of the term ‘Maybe’
is the reason behind the band’s name.
Dan, along with Alien, play music to depress, anaesthetise, sedate and
lead their followers into a state of ‘Requiem for a Dream’ on eternal
How to find us:
Taiwan Air Force Base (TAF) 空軍總部 「圖書館」LIBRARY, 2F
No. 177, Sec. 1, Jianguo S. Rd, Taipei (Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.)
Our entrance is located on the intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd. (TAF side entrance). After passing the gate, keep marching forward and you’ll see a white building to your left called Library. Make your way to the second floor via the outer staircase on the side.
Reservations required 須留定位.
The Red Room is an ever-expanding community, exploring and extending the boundaries between audience and performer; a not-for-profit platform for events developing a culture of learning to listen to each other, what is around us, and our selves.