Daniel Rachel

Daniel Rachel

Classic British Songwriting

 

Daniel Rachel was born in in the summer before The Beatles announced their break-up. He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement, which he formed in his early twenties. In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by A Taste Of Money. Daniel is a specialist in Forum Theatre direction.

Daniel’s true passion has always been to understand how artists write songs.  After reading an American book called Songwriters On Songwriting, Daniel went in search of the British equivalent. He didn’t find it. So decided to create the book he wanted to read. 

Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters features 27 of the UK’s finest musicians discussing the magic and revealing the secrets behind their art in an exclusive brand new collection of conversations. The heart of the book is to understand songwriting and the creative process behind the craft. Each interviewee discusses the inspiration and working practice behind their most successful songs, often disclosing lyrical and melodic secrets along the way. rite songs.’ ANNIE LENNOX

‘…sometimes you know straightaway if someone’s going to be trotting out the same old stuff. Daniel’s obviously got a real feeling for the esoteric, romantic and spiritual side of it.’ JOHNNY MARR

 

Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters 

 

The combination of each artist’s unique personal insights and the breadth of knowledge represented in their collected experience makes this the definitive word on classic British songwriting – as told by the songwriters themselves. 

 

RAY DAVIES, ROBIN GIBB, JIMMY PAGE, BRYAN FERRY, JOAN ARMATRADING, CHAS JANKEL, JOHN LYDON, MICK JONES, PAUL WELLER, STING, ANDY PARTRIDGE, DIFFORD AND TILBROOK, MADNESS, JOHNNY MARR, BILLY BRAGG, CHRIS LOWE AND NEIL TENNANT, LEE MAVERS, DAMON ALBARN, NOEL GALLAGHER, LILY ALLEN, LAURA MARLING

 

 

 

 

www.isleofnoises.co.uk/

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