Describe yourself in 3 words…

Humorous, Versatile, Insatiable 

What inspires you?

The cliche, yet true answer is life. I find moments inspiring, from insurmountable sadness to boundless love. 

Tell us about your worst ever gig?

I once played a gig in a pub to just the sound man, not a single punter entered during the 25 min set. On the bright side, the sound man enjoyed my set (unless he was lying—hmmm)

What’s your number one poetry pet peeve?

When people do their set then leave with their friends. Not listening to any other acts when they could be exposing their friends to others that might be worth listening too. 

Whose words do you love at the moment?

Akala, Taika Waititi, Branson Sanderson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Hollie McNish

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t download World of Warcraft. Never. Don’t do it. It’s a trap!

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

Work in progress

About Dan Loops

Dan Loops is a Sheffield-born, now Leeds/ Bradford based writer, acoustic rap artist, poet, producer, multi-instrumentalist,and videographer.

He released his debut album ‘An Album’ to a sell out audience in 2016, combining witty rap lyrics with beautiful guitar arrangements, beatboxing and vocal loops. The album is now available to stream on Spotify and all good online retail stores.

Dan Loops supported Kae Tempest at the Lyric Festival Sheffield in 2012 and the played the 02 Arena in 2011. Spending 2011 -2014 playing anywhere and everywhere, honing his craft.  Penning plays, films, musicals and songs from 2016 to present, he is a regular at festivals far and wide including YNOT Festival and Sheffield’s Tramlines. He spent lockdown writing, recording and releasing a brand new album ‘Self Titled’ in 2022 and is picking up where he left of gigging up and down the country.

Dan is part of Future Voices. Find out more about the project here.


Insta: @dan_loops_music

Twitter: @danloopsmusic