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about

Daniel Gadd is a  songwriter and composer from South Africa, currently based in London, UK. 

His debut album ‘As If in a Dream I Drifted at Sea’ was recorded by the ocean in Kalk Bay, Cape Town and sounds of the street, birds and passing trains can be heard blending into the songs.  Featuring acoustic guitar, vocals and the occasional harmonica, there's a deep folk influence in the story-driven lyrics.  It's an album best listened to when the rain is a-fallin', the wind is a-howlin' and your one true love just sailed away to Italy.

As a classically trained composer, Daniel's most recent work includes scoring the feature documentary 'Bruce Lee and the Outlaw' which premiered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 and 'The Girl from the Song', a modern-day retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, which premiered at the Barcelona Film Festival and went on to be released by Netflix. 

Daniel also regularly assists composers on various studio-level films such as ‘On Her Shoulders’, ‘Evelyn’, 'Murder on the Orient Express', 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and the Oscar-winning short documentary 'The White Helmets'.

In addition to his film scoring work, Daniel is part of the team at Spitfire Audio.