The multi-talented Daniel grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and loved music ever since he was little. He started playing the piano at the ripe age of 4 but the piano alone wasn't enough to satisfy the hunger for more music knowledge, thus began his quest to start learning the guitar on his own at 12, drums at 13, bass at 15, and violin at 17. He later graduated from Berklee College of Music.
His first EP "T.I.N.Y." was released in April of 2010 and got major attention in the local scene. Following that success, he began touring and has been gracing the stage ever since in South East Asia. In July 2016 he released his next record "First Love".
The single "Dreaming" had gone viral within just two days upon release. Daniel and his band had toured around the world including Australia, Asia, and North America.
In 2018 Thisis. DY took on a new sound as Daniel matured in his sound. He released the single "Changing" on December 27th, 2018, and then Bedtime Story in August of 2019. He's played on hundreds of songs. He's worked with artists like Steve Thornton, Gabriel Lynch, Mary Mcavoy, Caroline Portu among many others. He is also the worship director of a multi-campus church, Faith Community Church in Boston Massachusetts.
I’m a firm believer that tone is in the fingers...or limbs if you’re a drummer, vocal cords if you’re a singer. You can’t expect to sing great just by slapping autotune on there, you’d still need to work on breath control and vocal placement. In that same vein, you cannot expect to be a virtuoso on the guitar just by buying tons of pedals and amps. These things, however, are tools. Tools to inspire, to help you think outside of who you are or who you have been. When I sat down with Consci music’s cable and heard how true to tone it was, it inspired me to write something new. That’s what great gear should do and indeed, that’s exactly what it did. I was definitely fueled by all the rage and loss we’ve felt this year from Covid to racism to the tension of the elections and the events that happened afterward (even now). The quest for equality and equity for all, for love for all, a journey we have been on as a country and as the human race and will likely be on for a long time. These are the emotions that fueled the writing. And just like you should, you go where the music and inspiration take you!