Besides Daniel is an independent folk band from the center of Georgia. Embarking in 2001 as a solo project of Danny Brewer, the effort briefly became a duo of two lovers. In the winter of 2009 the group outgrew the iconic pair as the romance of the duo dissolved. Today Besides Daniel endures as a full band. Crafting unique folk songs about friendships, faith, daydreams, romance, and pain, Besides Daniel hopes to inspire love, beauty, creativity, and thoughtfulness.
The current line up includes Aaron Schorch (drums), Ryan Robertson (bass) and Danny Brewer (guitar/vocals)-though a live show could, and most often does include their friends who give their time and talent playing an eclectic array of various instruments such as; sax, cello, violin, melodica, tambourine, banjo, accordion, keys, organ, and whatever else is close at hand. At home in the hot, humid summers, chilly winters, and otherwise perfect southern metropolis of Atlanta, you'll hear a bit of the south ring through in their repertoire.
Writer and creative force behind the project is Danny Brewer. His influences are songwriters like Bob Dylan, A.A. Bondy, Ray LaMontagne, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, and Samuel Beam (Iron & Wine), as well as bands like Sigur Ros, Radiohead, MeWithoutYou, and Arcade Fire.
"Besides Daniel is a shining anomaly... From the first pleasant chimes of opening track “The Field” on the band's EP, one gains a warm feeling of benevolence, like a child wrapped in a blanket of comfort. Truly, the vocals have a cathartic power. [Leaves] one touched yet yearning for more. Rare moments like these are the true mark of accomplished work." -Matt Amato, Metromix Atlanta
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So we have 10 days left to reach our goal of $2000 that will fund our DVD project. We have been biting our nails a bit, but we trust that our fan-base and friends will come through. Aspiring to create art for a living is a precarious undertaking. Especially when one has strict independent ideals. Some risk great career opportunities, a comfortable lifestyle, and even personal relationships to create art as a vocation. Besides Daniel hopes to inspire creativity, honesty, and community with our music, but as with everything else in this world, our ambitions are dependent on the willingness of those who enjoy the fruit of our work to make an exchange. We don't demand much, only a few bucks & a moment of your time to make the purchase. To think that ones dreams can come true if only a few folks took a sec to pre-order a DVD the price of a meal is an amazing concept. We believe it is possible. Please do your part to keep art alive. Keep the DIY ideal alive. Support art and the world will be a more beautiful place, and the world will thank you, or at least we will… in our DVD booklet thing.