Writer and musician Daniel Maitland released his debut solo album, Rumours Of A Nice Day, on Folkwit records in 2009: “…songs that grow and swell with each listen. Lovely.”
– http://www.subba-cultcha.com. Since then, he has released a number of singles, including arguably the greatest Christmas song ever written, https://youtu.be/amtCZlRjRrk and is presently remixing Rumours for digital release, and writing and un-archiving a sister album, for simultaneous release.
He has also just finished mixing a live video concert, from April 2019 for Visual Radio Arts. Excerpts and link to full broadcast below:
Full concert here:
Interview with Dan Maitland
He was a founder member of the East Dulwich Writers group. And was selected for both of the Stories for Homes anthologies (tenth in the Amazon charts).
His poetry has been featured in magazines, on Sky TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxflSOWnn7A and used by the North Sea Radio Orchestra and other artists, including: Melanie Blatt, Nick Homes, Geno Washington and members of the Stereo MC’s.
Daniel played sax for many years with soul legend Geno Washington and worked in a number of other writing and performing projects – including the RSC and The Foundations.
He re-entered the world of gigging (his own material) last year with a home-made summer tour – of gardens, kitchens and Greyhound festivals.
Dan currently teaches songwriting in schools, and leads a number of South East London community choirs and a community band – for which he has no-one to blame but himself. Recent gig feedback: ‘One of the best gigs I’ve ever been to.’ Matt Ottewill, http://www.planetoftunes.com/ ‘Loved your set, Dan. Voice like silk.’ Ben Henderson www.bumperandthumper.com.
He also reformed his band for recent summer festival gigs, but was forbidden by the members from calling it Dan Maitland’s Collosal Ego Project.. so any name suggestions very much appreciated.
Links and videos: