Born 8th February 1987 and raised in West London. Matthew is a keyboardist, pianist, producer, and songwriter. From a young age his musical influences were Dinah Washington, Marvin Gaye and Sarah Vaughan.
As a teenager he discovered modern soul. Artists D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Maxwell, India.Arie, Raheem DeVaughn, and Angie Stone inspired his song writing. He begun writing lyrics on the piano, and later would turn to poetry to help him get through the tough times. African American poets such as Langston Hughes, Jessica Care Moore, and Rita Dove helped him develop his expressive poetry.
At College he attended his local youth club where he would shut himself away from the world and create music in their studios. After College Matthew Daniel entered the music business and did various Internships. He was content and contact manager for JustSoul.net, and built his own website dedicated to global soul music FeelTheSoul.co.uk.
He was published in the 9th and 11th edition of The Soul Survivors Magazine for an interview with Joy Denalane and a review of Mary J Bliges’ ‘Growing Pains’ album. He is now writing for SoulMusic.com and Flavour Magazine, and manages his soul music blog Soul Discoveries where he has interviewed the likes of Donell Jones, Faith Evans, Elisabeth Withers, Vivian Green, Chante Moore and Lalah Hathaway.
Matthew is working on his EP with Yolanda Johnson, Paul Ewing, Trizonna McClendon, and Lydell Williams. Matthew Daniel is now signed to a major company in London called Triumph Music Publishing as a songwriter and composer.
Matthew Daniel feat. Trizonna McClendon – Lose Your Smile
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“Lose Your Smile” is taken from his E.P Attempt Again, which is coming soon so watch this space for a taste of Matthew’s unique style and background.
For more information on me visit www.reverbnation.com/matthewdaniel.
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