Daniel Wakeford is a singer songwriter from Brighton, UK, who describes himself as a singer songwriter with autism, is an inspirational performer and is forging a new path through the music scene in the UK and portrays a much-needed positive image of learning-disabled people in the media. Bringing his music and personality to an audience eager to hear his songs through two self-released albums and at live performances, Daniel’s story really is unique.
His popularity in mainstream culture is partly due to his show-stealing appearances on Channel 4’s hit TV programme The Undateables. He has featured on the show more than any other person they have filmed to date, and when they revisited Daniel for the fourth time, going on tour and performing his track Playboy Girls, there was an immediate and overwhelming response to his music.
The Daniel Wakeford Experience continued to perform regularly throughout 2017 including at The Great Escape (Brighton) and Transmusicales des Rennes(France). Early 2018 included support slots with The Go! Team (Electric Ballroom, London), Chain & the Gang (l’Aeronef, Lille), and an instore at Resident Records(Brighton) to promote the release of The Songs Of Gigs for Record Store Day. Daniel’s second full length release, That’s How I See It was released independently by Daniel and his label Common Raven Records in September 2018. An album launch in his hometown of Brighton at the iconic BA i360 was live streamed to over 15,000 viewers. The album sold out gigs for the Academy Events/MJR Group/Friends 19 date UK tour in Autumn 2018 and Daniel made national TV appearances to promote his music on Good Morning Britain.
The Daniel Wakeford Experience will return in 2019 with his four-piece band for more live shows, starting with O2 Academy dates in May 2019.