Danny Randell

Danny Randell

BandCountryFunk

My music is a mixture of fokl/rock with a definite country flavor. Everything I write comes from my heart and when it gets down on paper I feel it like it is. I do have some tunes that make you want to get up and dance and some that will touch the heart.

Biography

I am a solo act right now and that is ok. It gives me freedom to change sets or songs in the middle of a gig if I want. I usually do a piano set and then a guitar set and back tp piano again. This gives a variety to the gigs I play. I have been playing and singing since I was 5 years old. I was singing sunday school songs when I was 2 and my mother still has the tape. My first experience in public was when I was 5 at church. I have been singing every since. I started playing guitar when I was 10 and just feel in love with it and wanted to learn how to play more. When I was 16 my parents put my sister in piano lessons and bought her a piano, she did not like it. I just started toying around with it and found I could figure out how to put some stuff together. I did 2 months of lessons but found that I was better when I just listened to something and then figured it out for myself. That ened my lessons but it was just the start of my learning. I was in my first band at age 16 and it felt great to be part of that. I just fell in love with music and have never been able to get enough of it. It comes from a place within and it sooths me. I feel at home when I am at a piano or have a guitar in my hand. I love to sing and help people enjoy themselves. If I can make someone happy with my music than it has been a good day. I also have a wonderful lady in my life who has become my muse and inspires me to write. I have been influenced by many artist, one of the most important to me has been Bob Dylan. He has such a way of saying things, its amazing. I also have been really into Five for Fighting as of late. Billy Joel and Elton John have been great piano influences. I also have great respect for Kris Kristopherson and some of the old country dudes. Toby Keith is also a favourite of mine. There is also a guy named Larry Norman that was considered the grand daddy of Christian rock that has been a great influence of mine for a long time. He died awhile ago and that was sad. He had some great songs.
I think one thing that sets me apart is that I can do a new rock song and then go to an old country song in the same set and have people enjoy both. I also do not easily forget lyrics. I can still sing the very first song I ever learned. I think my absolute love for music comes through whenever I play and that sets me apart to some extent. It doesnt matter if there are two people there or two thousand, I will always put my best into it. Music is the heart and soul of the world.

Lyrics

Standing There

Written By: Danny Randell/Peter Daniel Newman

I saw you standing there alone. Looked so good I wanted to take you home. Wanted to put my arms around you. Didn't know if you would want me to. Then you smiled at me, right away I knew that we.

Had something special that would last. My heart was beating way to fast. Knew I'd never spend another lonely night, now theres an angel in my life.

Suddenly you started to leave. Didnt want you to go without me. Started to speak but the words woulden't come. Knew right then what had to be done. Pulled you close to me, right away I knew that we

Had something special that would last. My heart was beating way to fast. Knew I'd never spend another lonely night. Now theres an angel in my life.

Your love for me means everything.
Your love for me can make me sing

Here at Home

Written By: Danny Randell/Peter Daniel Newman

Walked down by the ocean in the early morning mist. Listened to the fog horns lonely song. The waves were gently crashing on the rocks around the shore, as the fishing boats went out to meet the dawn. The air is filled with streams of mist as whales were gliding by, their silent beauty broke apart the sea. Seagulls flying motionless on winds that stirred the waves, as I realized I'm where i want to be.

There's a rugged beauty to this island. A certain sense of freedom in the air. It wraps its arms around your soul and no matter where you go. You know your heart will always belong here ...At home

People still say hi to you when you walk down the street. The welcome mat is always by the door. You always get a friendly word from people that you meet, as they ask you to sit down and talk some more. A little glimmer in their eyes as they go back to the past, their proud of how they struggled but survived. Neighbours were like family and helped everyone in need and always seemed to go the extra mile.

Filled up with you

Written By: Danny Randell

From the moment that I looked into your eyes, my old heart just skipped a beat. The first time that I kissed your tender lips, i knew my life was complete. The way that your hand melted into mine, I knew my heart had found a home. From now until the end of time, I would never be alone.

Now the sun is finally shining down on me. All my grey skies turned to blue. You took the emptiness that my life had become, and filled it up with you, and filled it up with you

To many people walking through this crazy life, think they are doing fine. It breaks my heart that they will never feel, happiness like yours and mine. We share something that no one can take away,and i thank you for this gift. Time and distance could never mean a thing, when you have a love like this.

Aligator Pie

Written By: Danny Randell/ Peter Daniel Newman

Second star to the right straight on till morning. As he flies in the save the day. He battles evil, slays all the dragons, gets on his white horse and gallops away.He watches the earth get smaller beneath him, soars through the clouds to conquer the sky. Searching for new worlds beyond imagination, can almost touch heaven swears he can fly.

She watches the stars so she has a reason to look up. All her dreams are waiting up ahead. She'll soar with the eagles, reach for the sky, really wants to learn to fly her life could be waiting just around the bend.

She sits on the sidelines watching her hero. Coach calls him in for one last play. Titans are battered, dragons are winning, people are standing as the clock ticks away. Everyone cheers as he goes into battle, star of her world the hope of the town. Lines up his soldiers, leads them to victory. Walks through the noise to find her in the crowd.

She captured her star, she has a reason to look up. All her dreams are waiting up ahead. She soars with the eagles reaches the sky. she really knows how to fly, her life is just waiting around the bend.

Discography

I have released a couple of recordings over the last few years, but my first great professional album has just come out. Its called Standing There and I am very proud of it. It was produced by a friend of mine, Peter Newman. He did a wonderful job on it. Not just producing but some music as well and to much other stuff to mention. This is going to be getting some airplay in the next couple weeks.

Set List

It varries with each venue. Typically I do about 45 minute sets and I do a piano set and then a guitar set. I like to mix it up a little.