About Jonny Daniel
About Jonny Daniel
First and foremost, I am a huge fan of music and have been for as long as my memory stretches. Music just simply does something to people that very few other things will do, and it has been my lifelong passion to listen and to play.
My influences are wide and varied and I will occasionally surprise myself with the songs I feel drawn to play. I perform well-known songs from as far back as the 60s, to present day. I have literally lost count of the number of songs I play (several hundred!), and this variation means that I’m able to adopt any given set to the wants and needs of a particular audience or occasion. You can expect to hear songs from artists such as;
The Beatles, Oasis, Damien Rice, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, James, Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse, Passenger, Take That, Van Morrison, David Gray, Otis Redding, The Proclaimers, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Tom Petty, The White Stripes and many, many more.
So, if you want a ‘background’ set in a very laid back live lounge style then I am very happy to deliver; or if you want a lively set that will have people singing along and dancing then I’m equally happy. Above all, I am passionate about the quality of the music that I deliver and I have simply never fallen out of love with performing. It is my absolute pleasure to provide people with sounds that genuinely connect with them.
In terms of my sound, I have always been drawn to the honesty, ‘rawness’ and intimacy of an acoustic guitar and a voice. This does not limit the impact of more upbeat songs and I believe it provides something more genuine and personalised than the sound of pre-recorded backing tracks. I’ve found that this is something that really resonates with audiences.
I have performed at all manner of venues, from the small community pub to outdoor festivals and largescale weddings. I am at home anywhere and my approach to any performance will never alter regardless of the scale.
I am based in Chester, near to Liverpool and Manchester in the North West of England. I regularly play at venues and functions in the immediate locality but I have played far and wide around the UK and I am very happy to do so.
I don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; people’s tastes and moods are all different and I am a firm believer in ensuring that what I provide for you…is for you. It has been my great privilege to be asked to play at weddings and I have taken song requests in advance and worked with couples to perfect that sound for a bridal entrance or first dance. That type of personal touch is something which I take very seriously and it has been an absolute thrill to help perfect peoples’ big day.
I carry full public liability insurance and I provide all sound equipment and setup, so you don’t have to worry about anything at all. I have the equipment to meet the demands of any occasion and all of my gear is fully up-to-date and PAT tested, so that you have complete peace of mind.
In addition to my music, I bring reliability and professionalism (…and I don’t come with any ego!)