Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt.
His wry lyrics, mellifluous guitar and warm vocals come to the fore with his most recent release, Santiago - a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice, garnering attention from the likes of Americana UK and fRoots, radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and a nomination for 'Best Folk Act' from the BMA Awards.
Amit has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Parr, John Smith, Blind Boy Paxton, Willy Vlautin, Kathryn Williams and Mark Morris
"Echoes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke" - Roots and Branches
"Just a fantastic picker!" - Charlie Parr
“Simple, sincere and authentic” – Folking
“This is among the year’s finest debut albums” – Folk Radio UK
“Terrific country blues - recommended” – fRoots
“His deft touch and warm, gentle vocals take the listener on one enjoyable journey after another” – Flyin Shoes
“It has been a while since a master musician such as Amit Dattani has reminded us of just how full a sound one man with one guitar can create” – Blues Matters
“Each song is a nugget in a seam of precious stuff, hand hewn and lovingly put together” –AmericanaUK
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