Since early childhood Daniel has been raised in an environment of musical performance. His father, a significant presence in the Melbourne Irish trad-folk scene, gave Daniel had a thirst for learning instruments; first, violin at 7, then guitar at 13, mandolin at 19, and in the past year tenor banjo and double bass.
Since attaining a Bachelor of Applied Music (Composition) at Box Hill Institute Daniel has pursued performance within broad range of styles and instruments; pop/rock, post-hardcore punk, Eastern-European/Balkan folk, Ska-blues funk, folk-jazz, bluegrass, Irish trad and classical, on the violin, guitar and mandolin.
Further studies in the Masters of Teaching course at the University of Melbourne have focused his career into teaching music. Since 2008 Daniel has been teaching instrumental music to students of young and mature ages, and is now fully registered and qualified classroom teacher.
Daniel has had the pleasure of performing across many well established venues and spaces in Melbourne; Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Thornbury Theatre, Estonian House, Regal Ballroom, Corner Hotel, The Order of Melbourne, The Spotted Mallard, The Grace Darling, Northcote Social Club and The Gasometer Hotel.
His music has taken him to national and international musical festivals, such as Port Ferry Folk Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Bush Week (QLD), Psyfari (NSW), Guildford Banjo Jamboree, Nanga (WA), Fleureiu Folk Festival (SA), Huon Valley Mid Winterfest (TAS), Fractangular Gathering (TAS), Kangaroo Valley Festival (NSW) and Tablelands Folk Festival (QLD).
As a composer, Daniel has worked primarily in song-form. Currently writing and arranging songs for a new project, recording an album of original material has been a long-time goal - the first incarnation being an EP with Teddy and the Ricochets, performed by Ricochet string quartet.