Daniel is a one-of-a-kind all rounder pianist, singer, entertainer performing many styles and also in many languages.
Daniel was absolutely fantastic and entertained us throughout the Evening with a variety of repertoires. If you want to have lots of fun then you will not get anyone better.
Daniel was great - the members of our lunch club had a lovely afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed singing along to some of their favourite tunes!
Performance with The London Swing and Soul Band
Daniel and his band were excellent. Brilliant musicians who gauged the mood of the party just right. They were extremely pleasant, helpful and very accommodating . My guests and I thought they were brilliant. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
It was actually via Daniel but with Harrison.
Daniel is a Pianist Singer Entertainer and Bandleader who performs many styles of music: Swing / Rock / Pop / Jazz / Soul / Opera / Musicals / Latin / World. Though London-born, Daniel has travelled and lived in many countries and sings in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Russian and German. Influences and Favourites include: Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Frankie Valli, Radiohead, Muse, Smiths, A-Ha, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Puccini, Neil Diamond, Marvin Gaye, Tom Jones, James Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Dr John, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Nirvana, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Yasmin Levy, Maria de la Paz, Anthony and the Johnsons, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Isaac Hayes, Percy Sledge, Shostakovich, Buena Vista Social Club, Ofra Haza, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin and last but not least The Doors and Jimi Hendrix As well as a Swing Singer Entertainer, Daniel performs and entertains in many ways: as a solo singer with backing tracks, or with small or large band, a solo pianist (instrumental / classical), pianist-singer, singalong pianist, songwriter, comedian, bandleader, Elvis Tribute Artist, rhythm guitarist, host, MC, DJ and soon – An Elton John Tribute! Though his first instrument was the guitar, Daniel developed a love for playing piano in his late teens and later in his late 20s started singing with piano. More recently, Daniel also sings without playing piano as singing standing up is easier and more engaging:) Background London-born Daniel Benisty is a singer entertainer as well as jazz pianist, guitarist, songwriter and musical director. After some training in classical guitar and piano in his teens, Daniel undertook a postgraduate Jazz course at EJMA whilst living in Lausanne in his 20s. After travelling extensively and living abroad in Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain and USA for 12 years, Daniel re-emerged on the London scene in the early 2010s and has taken his performances to Music Festivals, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings and Songwriting Showcases. Fresh from appearances at Bestival 2015 on the Isle Of Wight, Daniel continues his residencies and performances in London either solo or with his Jazz band. Most weekends, Daniel is singing, or band-leading at private events. Enjoying occasional invitations to perform in Musical Theatre, Daniel recently took a lead role as the Italian Tenor Tito Merelli in a Players2 Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” to fantastic critical acclaim, and will be adding more shows and variety to his portfolio in 2016/17. Songwriting Whilst living in Switzerland, Daniel co-wrote an album with Muriel Dubuis (Head of Vocals at Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz School) and collaborated with the late David Richards (David Bowie, Queen) and Francois Planson (Theatre de Vidy). Collaborating in the UK with Jordan Brown and James Bacon, Daniel plans to release his first full-length album in 2016. Among his most enduring influences are Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley and Jeff Buckley and indeed Daniel has either performed at, hosted, organised or musically directed Tribute Shows to each of these artists, in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, on Cruise Ships and all over the UK. A lover of live music and always searching for new talent, Daniel currently hosts and promotes two live music events and songwriting showcases in Central London. Entertainment A true eclectic with a taste for a dozen rhythms and languages, Daniel is an artist of unusual depth and breadth, who enjoys making events as interactive as possible, either by taking requests, or inviting people up to sing with him at the piano. As Musical Director of Caffe Concerto and past resident performer at the Ritz Club, RAC, New Players Theatre among other London venues, Daniel has accumulated a huge network of highly talented musicians and singers. Whether its a solo performance, a duo, trio or 12-piece band, Daniel has the experience and expertise to arrange the music and entertainment for a host of occasions. As well as making guest appearances as singer, musical director, actor, presenter or pianist at special events, Daniel is the bandleader of 2 bands: Soul Plated and the London Swing and Soul Band.
Cheek to Cheek Sway Besame Mucho Cuando Fly me to the moon Tu vuo fa l'americano Mambo Italiano My Baby Just Cares for me Ain't No Sunshine Summertime If I aint got you ]Johnny Be Goode Jailhouse Rock Blue Suede Shoes Sex is on Fire Use Somebody Suspicious Minds Hotel California Mustang Sally Summer of 69 Mr Brightside Gold Crazy Little Thing Called Love Sweet Home Alabama Mustang Sally Hit the Road Jack Wonderwall Seven Nation Army Twist and Shout Brown eyed Girl Cant take my eyes off you Stand by me Sunny Afternoon Take on me Daydream Believer Make You Feel My Love Home At Last Georgia Close to you Your Song Feeling Good Empire State of Mind All of Me (John Legend) American Boy Just the Two of us Just the way you are Let it be The Long and Winding Road Love me Tender Always on my mind Isn't she lovely Cshm I say a little prayer Killing me Softly Lovely Day Misty Lady is a Tramp Via Con Me Mas Que Nada Puttin on the Ritz Charleston There will never be another you Quizas Witchcraft La Bamba Wave All of Me (jazz) O sole Mio / Its Now or Never Moondance Come fly with me Ive got you under my skin New York
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