Born on 4 May 1956 in London (UK). While Dan studied English Literature, he is best known as a guitarist and had developed a keen interest in playing the guitar from his childhood. Dan started taking formal training in playing guitar at the age of 10 but only launched his career as a guitarist after completing his degree.
He quickly became guitarist with the bands Bandit, who released the albums ‘Bandit’ (1976) and ‘Partners In Crime’ (1978). He subsequently joined the band The Quick on the album ‘One Light In A Blackout’ (1982). He played guitar on albums by Dollar, Deniece Williams and Amii Stewart during the 1980’s.
In 1993, he played guitar on Kate’s songs Rubberband Girl, The Red Shoes, Constellation Of The Heart, Top Of The City, The Song Of Solomon, and Lily. Kate, who previously was romantically involved with Del Palmer, started a relationship with McIntosh. Whether they married or not remains unclear, but they did have a son, Albert (a.k.a. Bertie) in 1998.
Subsequently, McIntosh played guitar on Kate’s songs An Architect’s Dream, How To Be Invisible, King Of The Mountain, Nocturn, Pi, Sunset, 50 Words For Snow, Misty, Snowed In At Wheeler Street, Snowflake and Wild Man.
Dan McIntosh runs a record label called Independent and makes use of New Age Style Instrumental to create his musical sound. The guitarist has an album titled ‘Dave’, and has also recorded songs such as ‘Tough Times Right Now’, ‘Give Me Warmth’ and ‘Because That’s Where I Find My Comfort’.