Steve Daniels with Drop in the Ocean
I’ve been singing and writing songs for as long as I can remember!
Born in Bromley, my musical life started at the age of 8 years old with a vocal and tennis racket reel-to-reel recording of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’. Having learned to play bass and then guitar, I joined a number of local bands (playing both covers and originals).
When I moved to South Oxfordshire in 1995, song writing continued in between performances with covers bands and a career as a full-time primary school teacher in Reading.
Developing my own style of folk and pop, a debut album ‘Green Triangle’ came out just before Christmas 2019. A mixture of stories and catchy tunes, ‘Green Triangle’ features local ghost stories (Checkendon’s ‘Green Triangle’ and Ipsden’s ‘Alas, My Brother’); reflections on childhood and parenthood (‘Least Likely To’ and ‘Crossing the Rubicon’); a medieval mystery (‘The Miraculous Beam’); and a celebration of England (‘The English Rain’).
Now semi-retired (I left teaching – exhausted – but continue to work for a Wallingford-based music publisher and sing with Reading’s power pop ‘The ECHO’ ), I’m busy writing songs on the Difficult Second Album.
My debut album ‘Green Triangle‘ came on out on CD in December 2019. It is also available on all major download and streaming sites.
You can hear excerpts and / or buy the CD on the store page of Steve’s website: www.stevedaniels.online
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Video: The video to the single ‘Green Triangle’ can be seen on Steve’s YouTube page https://youtu.be/2CBbwkFda1A