Daniel Blake is a compelling singer-songwriter who began by playing open mics, coffee shops & bars in L.A. Daniel’s eclectic melodies, authentic finger picking, & sincere lyrics caught the ear of music Producer Bill Lefler.
In November 18′ he released his debut EP, Circle Mountain; produced by Bill Lefler, mixed by Ryan Lipman & mastered by Hans Dekline. His song ‘For The Rush’ was used in the Freeform show PLL: The Perfectionist & NBC’s The Blacklist. In April 19′ he released a single ‘Here With Me’ originally written & recorded by Dido. Daniel’s version of the song was featured in the Season Finale of the CW show Roswell New Mexico. After the airing, the song reached the #7 spot on Billboards top 100 songs in TV.
Born in Az, Daniel was introduced early to his parent’s favorite artists such as Van Morrison, Carole King, The Beatles & James Taylor. These music greats he credits for musical influences as well as Tom Petty, David Gray, The Postal Service & Band of Horses.
Although music was always on Daniels mind he didn’t play live until his early 30’s. Dismay set in during his teens when he tried forming bands with no success. Later moved to SoCal where he worked in construction full time while putting himself through college. He thought he had let music go, but melodies kept filling his head on his long drives to construction sites & he could no longer ignore. The final push came from inspiration after visiting music venue, The Hotel Café in Los Angeles.