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The Sundancer / Press

“However the newly appointed opening act 'The Sundancer' were taking the shuffle in their stride and played a bit of a blinder. It's a simple set up of a single vocal being backed up with an acoustic guitar and djembe, but between the two members of the band they manage to give out a very rich and textured sound. There's a definite hint of a sixties psychedelic vibe that threads its way through much of the material, but it's a far cry from sounding dated. If Donovan was to write something that smacked of the present then it would probably sound like a track from The Sundancer, and based on this performance I'm going to have to see what I can pick up and take a little paisley patterned trip through their back catalogue.”

“”Glasgow singer-songwriter The Sundancer has put out a string of relatively low profile solo releases since 2001, and in the process has drawn praise from the likes of Julian Cope, but on 5 Miles To Sunrise he is backed by a full band that allows him to flesh out his 60s and 70s indebted sound to sporadically impressive effect. From opening track The Alarm Clock Song, with its Zutons-like mix of playful horns and serrated guitars, to the plaintive acoustic tones of closing track She Comes And She Goes, The Sundancer takes us on a journey back in time through vintage psychedelic rock, with flourishes of glam, folk and pop thrown in for good measure. On the oddly named Autistic Plastic Statistics he seems to be channelling Marc Bolan and T. Rex, hovering on the edge of going off the deep end into Captain Beefheart territory... ”

The Ark - The Ark Mag

“‘I really dig the OUT OF THE WOODS E.P. by The Sundancer. It has that ever-increasing loose acoustic soul groove found on the first Dino Valente LP or maybe the first two Stephen Stills albums. I wish the songs were at least twice as long, but this first statement has a beautiful end of a hot summer vibe about them. ‘ Julian Cope”

“The Sundancer is the brainchild of the outrageously talented Paul Brunton, He has rose through the ranks since building his solo project into a full band. With tens and tens of successful gigs throughout 2010 he has just announced a video launch for their ditty named `The Alarm Clock Song` They will preview the video, play a live set and have a host of special guests and surprises at Gambetta (157 North Street) in Glasgow from 2pm until 6pm this Sunday November 7th. As well as The Sundancer, there will be acoustic sets from two of Scotland's top independent singer-songwriters - Traquair and Little Fire. ”

“On 5 Miles To Sunrise - “Kinks-inspired rock’n’roll with shades of The Monkees, there is a laid-back vibe to this album...” The List”

“The Sundancer will be playing at the Palace Theatre Music Cafe on Friday 19th November from 8pm. After playing numerous gigs up and down the country since the launch of the debut album 5 Miles To Sunrise in April, all the hard work appears to be paying off, “I was amazed to find that in terms of popularity on the internet The Sundancer is currently vying with the likes of Sharleen Spiteri and Franz Ferdinand. In saying that, we're dependent upon every album sale and ticket purchase to pay the bills, which I'm guessing may not be the case for Alex Kapranos.” The Sundancer is a singer-songwriter originally from Ayrshire, but has now gathered a band around him for live performances and recording. The bands style has been likened to current acts such as King Creosote and The Aliens and a more vintage Kinks, T Rex and even The Monkees. “I think the Monkees reference is down to the fact that there is a sense of humour and fun running through the music.” ”