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> WELCOME!  

THE DANIEL SMITH BLUES BAND 

For almost 30 years, Daniel Smith has been one of the UK's most original and entertaining blues and boogie woogie pianists.

Born in London; raised in Scotland; of Dutch-Indonesian heritage... he is a performer, pianist, vocalist, educator & composer of vast experience - all of which is brought to bear in his enjoyable, dynamic, accessible and illuminating shows.
Not only does he have blues in his blood, he has even bled for his blues! (see below!)
Among other things, he was a
qualified tennis coach in Germany & USA; had professional cricket trials; taught secondary school EAL & SEN (24 years!); has worked in 9 countries; speaks several languages; briefly retired from music; is married to a Spaniard; and is alive, kicking & raring to go in 2023, with a rejigged band line-up promoting their new album!

> UK, USA & SPANISH PRESS.  

BBC RADIO 2 - PAUL JONES UK

'When Daniel Smith releases an album, it's always a good thing... [his latest is] a very, very fine album!'

BLUES IN BRITAIN UK

'...a serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number 1 boogie pianist....'

BLUES REVUE USA 'For jump blues, look no further than The Daniel Smith Blues Band.' 

GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER UK   'Dazzlingly accomplished boogie woogie and blues piano.'

LA HORA DEL BLUES SPAIN 

'Daniel Smith is a musician with a great future in front of him… he moves with an easy fluency… the product of a fine musical sensibility.'

'THE STORY OF BOOGIE-WOOGIE: A LEFT-HAND LIKE GOD' (Peter J Sylvester) UK

'Daniel Smith...is seen...as the preeminent player in Britain. Standard boogie-woogie numbers, and blues, are combined with his own compositions into an entertainingly presented repertoire, underscored with a dry understated wit.'

> DANIEL'S FACT-FILE. 

ALBUM RELEASES  18 albums! See his SHOP & 3 YouTube albums below. #19, 'Blues, Boogie, Bayou & Ballads', released Jan 2023!

ARTISTS PERFORMED & RECORDED WITH

Great musicians that Daniel has had the privilege of playing or recording with include :  

Alan Barnes, Sonny Black

Mojo Buford (Muddy Waters Band), 

Earl Green, Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Dr Feelgood), 

James Harman (Alabama, USA), Paul Lamb,

Jaelee Small & Dave Specter (Chicago, USA).

AWARDS AND CHARITY WORK

In addition to his 5 British Blues Foundation nominations, 'Best UK Blues Keyboardist'; Daniel has a nomination as the  Jools Holland-presented 'Boisdale London : Best Boogie Pianist of the Year'. Further, he has helped raise thousands of pounds & received a special MS Society UK award for his support via album sales and charity concerts.

BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO ROOTS

THE STAGE

47 years! That's how long DS has been playing boogie, since his mother first showed him a left-hand 'walking-bass' aged 8. Whilst he has Grade8 classical training, his blues/jazz roots run deeper. His mother's pianist father led a jazz band in 1930's Jakarta, Indonesia & Daniel was especially inspired by his Dutch-Indonesian uncle on frequent visits to Holland - religiously taping him, learning his riffs & licks.

BLUES, BOOGIE & JAZZ PIANO STYLES

The records of Daniel's artist-father also inspired him, introducing him to Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson... Memphis Slim​, Otis Spann... Gene Harris, Ramsey Lewis... Dr John, Professor Longhair... Leroy Carr & Ray Charles : artists' styles that Daniel projects via his playing and teaching.

BLUES, BOOGIE & JAZZ PIANO TUITION

On Tour ; On Demand ; 

On Menu ; On Line ;

InSpirational ; In Tune : With your level, aims, time-schedule & budget.