Dire Pitan is a deeply soulful singer songwriter whose style is very distinctive and can only be described as eclectic soul with a fusion of jazz and classical notes.It was quickly noticed that his blend of soulful simplicity and easy listening anchored by his vocal versatility instantly draws listeners to his music, as he is a vivid story teller, weaving evocative soundscapes as he navigates listeners through his life journey.
Barely a handful of people knew or had heard of Dire before he surfaced in 2016 with his debut EP release ‘Nowhere Else’. Well, how times have changed. It’s only been a year since his debut and his songs have been on constant rotation with notable radio stations across the nation, he recently maxed out the renowned Hard Rock Café, London in Sept 2017, at his debut headline show and was awarded the ‘Best Electric Christian Music’ at the PGM Awards 2017.
Already with a record number of no.1 tracks on the UK Christian Chart, his latest release ‘No Delay’ garnered him even more attention within the contemporary Christian music scene and beyond with multiple TV and Radio features including TBN UK, UCB, Premier Gospel, BBC Music Introducing, Cross Rhythm, AStepFwd, among others.
After a successful break on to the biggest Christian Music Festival stage in Europe (The Big Church Day Out) in May 2017, Dire went on to perform at numerous festivals and notable events across the UK during the summer of 2017. Dire continues to write great songs with the hope that his songs could be the bridge to link the contemporary world with the Word of God. Dire can perform solo, duo or with his band.
"This EP presents an infectious songwriter exploring hope through previous struggles. Vocally, there is a strong John Legend/Seal element to the songs, musically he explores his faith through a music landscape of pop and funk. For me the outstanding song is the title track, which displays hope as he sings "I would rather be nowhere else." This is a pleasant and inspiring listen which promises a strong future." Cross Rhythms Review of ‘Nowhere Else’