Daniel Markham

Friday, December 19, 2014

By Kate Kinder
Editor in Cheif 

Mr. Daniel Markham of Rotan, Texas. Daniel currently resides in Denton, Texas. Rock & Roll

Are you currently touring? If so with who?

“Not currently on tour.”

Who all have you toured with?

“I played in a band called One Wolf. I toured with them. I tour with my current band Daniel Markham Face Tattoo. “

When and why did you start playing?

“I started writing when I was 23 because I just wanted to write songs.”

Which instruments do you play?

“I play guitar and sing.”

What drives your passion?

“I write music out of necessity. It's the one thing I know I'm good at.”

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

“I gather inspiration from everything around me. I usually just write a progression and a melody. Then I put words to the melody. Boom. Song.”

What were the first songs you learned?

“Extreme. More Than Words.”

Is your family musical?

“My Mom plays piano. My grandfathers played guitar. My Dad showed me how to play power chords.”

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

“I admire anyone who can become famous for playing music. This is probably the most idiotic thing I could've chosen to do with my life.”

Which famous musicians have you learned from?

“All of them.”

What are your fondest musical memories?

“Receiving a guitar for my 12th birthday. Seeing R.E.M. live.”

Were you influenced by old records & tapes?

“Of course I was.”

Who are your favorite musicians?

“R.E.M., David Bowie, Neil Young, Pantera, etc. “

What is a typical week like for you?

“I work as a typesetter at the Denton Record Chronicle during the week. I play rock shows on weekends. I drive a lot.”

What's your favorite thing about being on the road?

“Not being home.”

What's the funniest thing that's happened on the road?

“There's a lot of funny stories. Recently we pulled up to this place in Birmingham and the marquee read "David Markham." I thought maybe my cousin had a show there or something. “

Best place to eat while on the road?

“Memphis, TN”

What's the best town play in?

“I like them all.”

Since everyone was a startup once, can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

“Give up right now! If you don't choose to give up, write songs about beer, girls, and Texas. Selling out is the way.”

Check out  Daniel's Music!



Than you so much Daniel! 

xxx West Texas Sweetheart

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