Photography by Carsten Bunnemann.
Polaris, the new album by Dan Korn & Joe Sharp, was released on 19th July 2019.
Recorded live at Roedean Moira House Studios in Eastbourne by Frank Schulmeyer, Polaris is a project begot by two musicians and friends well known to each other. This awareness is transmuted into close vocal harmonies and intuitive interplay.
Since 2015, there have been hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe and one tour of the US. There have been performances at such notable venues as The Royal Oak in Edinburgh, 59 Rivoli in Paris, and Einstein Kultur in Munich. Festival appearances have included Mandrea, in the Italian Dolomites, and Benimaclet conFusión in Valencia.
The pair first worked together in 2010, with Sharp playing trumpet and flugelhorn on Korn’s debut EP release, Dustbowl. This was followed by a second EP, Into The Warm (2012) and a debut LP, Of The Sea (2015). Polaris will be their first release as a duo.
Dan Korn is a self-taught guitarist, vocalist and composer from London. With a background in wordsmithery, he came to music in his late teens. He has a voice to match his flair for melody, he is a balladeer in bloom. He likes to gaze at the stars, when he can see them. More about Dan Korn can be found at www.dankorn.co.uk
Joe Sharp is a classically-trained musician, originally from Cornwall. With Korn, he plays double bass and sings vocal harmonies, as well as contributing some of his own beautiful songs.
Now funny, now sad, Polaris is an intimate exploration of love and identity in the modern world. A collection of ten new and original songs presented with inimitable style, this is at once their most plainspoken and accomplished work to date.