Reviews for Daniel Rachel 2015-05-26T08:04:53+00:00

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A TASTE OF MONEY (2006)

‘melodic and honest songwriting of the highest quality’ (RoTD)

‘genius wordsmith’ (SCOOTERING)

‘tenderhearted insight’ (CLASSIC ROCK)

‘…there is power here, no little insight, and some very fine songs, too’ (MOJO)

‘the ghost of George Harrison in his pipes and a Dylan-like propensity for songs…impressively versatile’ (WORD)

‘utterly splendid’ (ZEITGEIST)

‘… clicking joyful pop mood with a mix of bittersweet acoustic folksy ballads, lazy bluesy roots shuffles, big music belters and rock n roll’ (THE BEAT)

‘Peter Pan charisma about him… full of vigour and optimism…incisive lyricist’ (AMERICANA UK)

‘Highlights include the fabulous kitchen sink epic Let It Be Mine’ (GUITAR)

‘poetical, emotive and conspiratorial in its melody and articulation’ (SHEFFIELD STAR)

Win a signed copy (REPORTER AND CHRONICLE NEWSPAPERS)

‘Let It Be Mine’ is soft, heartfelt and wonderfully performed, and the distinct aura of a breakthrough single (NEON BUZZ)

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A SIMPLE TWIST OF FOLK (2001)

…a poetic writing talent, (MAKING MUSIC)

… highly hummable, (MOJO)

… a song of everyman emotive power so strong Robbie Williams should seriously consider covering it. *** (ANGUS BATEY, THE TIMES)

*** (Q)

Letter To A Soldier a veritable feast of slide guitar and mandolins (RECORD COLLECTOR)

… one of the catchiest tunes of the new millennium, Daniel Rachel; poised on the brink of greatness (SEELIFE)

…Truly beguiling melodies (NET RHYTHMS)

…bringing this kind of music back to its natural constituency. 8/10 (CITY LIGHTS)

…Kelly Jones has just been recognized (Q)

(GUITAR MAGAZINE interview)

…the work of a major new talent (JC)

…sensitive folk troubadour (UNCUT)

…songs with distinct identity (GET RHYTHM)

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PEARL (2005)

Feel good, chilled out, sing-along (STUDENT DIRECT)

a sterling slice of fist in the air anthemics..a chorus that deserves to ring out round football terraces the nation across (THE BEAT)

a refereshing taste from manufactured songs (NUTS4MUSIC)

…snuck into that inner sanctum reserved for cool people (PLAYLOUDER)

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DEAR FRIEND (2004)

Essential, simply perfect (LOSING TODAY)

Lennon said – ‘the secret to writing hit songs, say what you mean, make it rhyme and put a back beat to it. If you’ve got it flaunt it.’ Daniel flaunt it!’
(BBC PUBLIC -i)

..a hypnotic burst of swirling sound (RECORD COLLECTOR)

Daniel is a rare talent and one that needs to be sampled (ZEITGEIST)

subtle complexities of melody that bring a certain cheerfulness that most singer/songwriters distinctly lack’ (STUDENT DIRECT)

truley to be treasured (KIDJUXTA)

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BURNED BY THE WIRE ( 2003)

SHEER QUALITY WARNING! (KIDJUXTA)

.. lyrics full of a knowing joyfulness.. (LOGO)

deserves to propel him into the charts (OK)

set to be a huge name over the next 12 months (OXFORD MAIL)

Single of the Month (SCOOTERING)

..somthing like Ed Harcourt if he didn’t go to posh school (RECORD COLLECTOR) Read more

..an amazing record…a classic anthem (LOSING TODAY) Read more

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LIVE

Porter Cellar Bar, Bath – October 2006

CB2, Cambridge – September 2006

Bath Fringe Festival- May 2006

Porter Cellar Bar, Bath – April 2006

The One Man Clash indeed! (LIVE REVIEW LIVERPOOL)