Professional Wedding, Corperate and Event Singer - Richard Daniels
If you are thinking of booking entertainment for your Wedding, Corporate Event, Private Party, Gastro Pub, Restaurant, Golf Dinner, Masonic Function, Charity Event - Richard has a wealth of experience in all these areas across Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the UK.
Richard is passionate about music and has a wide & varied taste. However swing music is his real obsession – on hearing ‘Live at The Sands’ for the first time, recorded by Sinatra in 1962 with Count Basie & his Orchestra, Richard’s love of classic swing was ignited. When Richard first turned professional singer, Big Band/Swing music was the obvious choice, with the emphasis on Frank Sinatra standards along with songs associated with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole among others. Additionally Richard sang songs made famous by more contemporary artists such as Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jnr and many of the songs on Robbie Williams album ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ and more recently ‘Swings Both Ways’.
Favourites of Richard’s are ‘Come Fly With Me’, You Make Me Feel So Young’, ‘ Mack The Knife’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, ‘Mr Bo-Jangles’, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, ‘Have You Met Miss Jones’…… the list goes on! The swing genre crosses all divides, whatever background or age, everyone loves swing. Richards’s easy style and smooth vocals are perfect for it.
Tv & Theatre Work
Richard has always had a love of acting and music. Originally a member of the Leeds Art Theatre Richard played numerous musical theatre roles including Bitter Sweet, The Merry Widow and Kiss Me Kate. He also played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night for Sunset Theatre Productions staged at Temple Newsam.
More recently, his television work has included:-
- Village regular on ITV Emmerdale
- ITV - Coronation Street
- ITV - Houdini and Doyle
- ITV - Jericho
- ITV - Little Boy Blue
- BBC - Peaky Blinders
- BBC - Reg
- BBC - Close to the Enemy
- BBC - Swallows and Amazons
- BBC - To Walk Invisible
- BBC - Witness for the Prosecution
- C4 - Come Dine With Me (Winner, 2012)
- C4 - Fresh Meat
- C4 - Judge Rinder’s Real Crime Stories
- Sky1 - The Five