Daniel Rachel




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Daniel Rachel

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Daniel Rachel was born in in the summer before The Beatles announced their break-up.

He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement, which he formed in his early twenties. In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by A Taste Of Money.

Daniel is a specialist in Forum Theatre direction.

Daniel’s true passion has always been to understand how artists write songs. After reading an American book called Songwriters On Songwriting, Daniel went in search of the British equivalent. He didn't find it. So decided to create the book he wanted to read.

‘Without doubt the finest book I've ever read about songwriters and the songs they write.’ NOEL GALLAGHER

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Daniel Rachel I just write anything. Fill the page. Garbage, it doesn't matter. Usually this becomes a trigger to better thoughts, otherwise I return days or even…moreI just write anything. Fill the page. Garbage, it doesn't matter. Usually this becomes a trigger to better thoughts, otherwise I return days or even weeks later to see what I wrote. Often there is something there, or the ability to see what is wrong with the writing and so I begin to correct it, better it, change it....(less)
Daniel Rachel Keeping the promise I kept to myself as schoolboy that I would never get a job in an office. It's meant many times in the past skipping meals, and…moreKeeping the promise I kept to myself as schoolboy that I would never get a job in an office. It's meant many times in the past skipping meals, and never going on holiday, but waking up each day withe the freedom off the day ahead is a wonderful and cherished position to have striven for. The words of bands like the Pistols, the Clash and the Specials drove deep in to my way of thinking; they've not been easy to shake off when most of my peers seemed to have become grown-ups around me. (less)
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