Poet and Songwriter Daniel Maitland released his debut solo album, Rumours Of A Nice Day, on Folkwit records in 2008 and got some nice reviews, especially from his friend Rose – who gave him genius rights to her larder (no, missus, behave!).
He is currently recording two new albums, having recovered from last one via the replenishing powers of Golf, Poker and comforting friends. The new albums will be called Voltz, and What about Junior and will be a reaction to the last unplugged stripped down slightly earnest effort, in that they are very much plugged in and lots of fun is being had with horns, strings, loops, BV’s and crossdressing. Hopeful release dtae will be late this year for at least one.
He has previously written two novels, one for children and a rather nasty one for adults, plus a miserable-ist’s travelogue – called the Black Diary. All of which he self published. His poetry has been featured on Sky TV and in a number of UK magazines, and was shortlisted in a number of national poetry competitions, including Faber and Faber. His words have been set by the North Sea Radio Orchestra and a number of other artists, including: Melanie Blatt, Nick Homes and members of the Stereo MC’s. He has a bumper poetry collection, ‘Even Bad Dogs do Good Things’ on sale now at a few good Book shops and at gigs. He has just finished his existential, quantum fantasy friend novella ‘Things Forgotten’ and is currently fighting off all major publishing houses.
Daniel played for ten years with soul legend Geno Washington, and worked in a number of other writing and performing projects – including the RSC and The Foundations.
He has broken 7 golf clubs in anger reaching his 18 handicap, and walked away in a sulk from most poker venues in London. He aims to be the first golfer to win the seniors tour who has never played professionally, and is currently fiddling around with his bottom feeder’s poker book, ‘ Bad Beats and All ins – Confessions of an apprentice Poker Brat.’ Someone has to do it.