From a very young age Daniel was drawn to drumming. At 12 years old he was able to join the school band, where he played until 11th grade. During his school band days, he did marching band, concert band, and pep band. Some of the highlights were marching in all the city parades, marching in the USU homecoming parade, marching in the University of Utah's high school marching show case, and playing for 1500 people at the high school state basketball championships. During high school he also played in two bands, playing numerous of shows and placing 2nd in battle of the bands his junior and senior year.
After high school Daniel attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND. While in college Daniel took a small break from drumming, playing only a few church services. When he moved back home in 2004 he played mainly for church services while working on musical projects with his younger brother. It wasn't until 6 years later that Daniel started playing shows again when he joined local band, PayPer Chainz. PayPer Chainz quickly became a local favorite, playing with bands like Adema, Feel Never Real, Tantric, The green, The Movement, Iration, Mike mains and the branches, among countless others. They won some local awards, were featured in newspapers, magazines, and radio interviews. They released two songs for the compilations "Ska Lives Vol. 1 & 2" each compilation was downloaded over 5000 times. After a run of summer headlining shows, relay for life, basin music festival, Daniel decided to leave the band in pursuit of other things.
In 2013 Daniel helped form the band "What Was Written" a progressive metal project, again the band gained local popularity, playing music festivals and tours alike. In 2014 Daniel made the decision to step down from the band for family reasons.
In late 2015 Daniel joined the local group, Phoenix Moon, a country/rock group who has some local credibility winning numerous awards and opening for some big country artist before he joined. They currently are playing shows and are getting ready to enter the studio to record their first album.
Daniel has also auditioned for three artist, Jonathan Thulin, Nathan King, and Allan Scott. He's currently giving private lessons, available for session and live gigs.
Along with Soultone Cymbals, Daniel is endorsed by Flame Gear Clothing and Xcel Drumsticks. Look for him the last half of 2016 playing shows and a studio album.
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