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Dan Sells

Composer, Song Writer


Katie Haines

Dan Gillespie Sells is the Ivor Novello award wining songwriter and front person of pop band The Feeling. His 20 year career has taken him (and his songs) into the worlds of dance, theatre, TV and film. He has composed, arranged and produced for and with artists as varied as Becky Hill, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Rufus Wainwright and Shakka Khan.

The Feeling’s debut album, ‘TWELVE STOPS AND HOME’ sold over a million copies, whilst their second album, ‘JOIN WITH US’ reached the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts. They are currently working on their sixth album which is due to be released on Island Records in 2022.

Dan wrote the theme to BBC’s ‘Beautiful People’ TV show in 2008.

Dan’s collaboration with The Royal Ballet’s Ed Watson and choreographer Javier DeFrutos  ‘3 with D’ premiered at London’s Coliseum in 2014 and has since been performed at Stuttgart Ballet and The Joyce Theatre New York.

Dan was the recipient of the 2015 Stonewall award for Entertainer of the Decade for his work in the LGBT community and the 2007 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. Other awards include Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards 2017 plus BRIT and Oliver nominations including ‘outstanding achievement in music’.

He is writing new stage or screen musicals for Studio Canal, Tornante Studios, Scenario Two and Warp/Film4.

With Tom MacRae and Jonathan Butterell

He is also currently collaborating with Javier De Frutos (National Theatre of Wales)

THE BAD, THE SAD, AND THE BROKEN HEARTED (Performed originally at the Soho Theatre and then at The Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles)
Due to return to the Soho Theatre in April and currently being developed as a series in America

3WITHD (Colosseum in London and at the Stuttgart Ballet)
Collaboration with Javier De Frutos and Ed Watson

TV Series Theme Music

Ivor Novello award for song writer of the year 2007

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