Favorite guitarists :
Emppu Vuorinen, Herman Li, Luca Turilli, Thomas Youngblood, Jani Liimatainen and John Petrucci
Favorite bassists :
John Myung, Marco Hietala, and Steve Harris.
Favorite books :
The Dark Tower, Bridge to Terabithia, The Godfather, The Stand, Harry Potter, The Silmarillion, The Kalevala
Favorite movies :
Les Miserables, Inception, Rent, Solomon Kane, The Usual Suspects
Daniel Carpenter is a Birmingham based musician with a wealth of experience in performing and composing in a variety of styles. He picked up his guitar at the age of thirteen, inspired by the blistering solos of Dave Murray of Iron Maiden, and his love for guitar has only grown since then. He has performed in many different situations, ranging from headlining Centenary Square in Birmingham with his secondary school covers band, to taking up the role of Goodman King, an arrogant, speed obsessed guitarist in a local adaptation of the musical 'Fame'. He is also currently cast as Ed Boone in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
He has spent thousands of hours studying music and honing his techniques, both of which have helped his current band, Celestial Wish, immensely. He is a key member of the band, in charge of writing the music, allowing the lead singer to concentrate on what she does best; Singing and writing lyrics.
Daniel Carpenter has an understanding of how nearly every instrument works, boasting that if the instrument exists, he can write for it. He enjoys writing classical pieces in his own time, and practicing his classical singing. He has been studying the Bel Canto technique for over two years now, and is eager to get some experience fronting a band, as while he loves the guitar, he loves being able to put it down once in a while to relax. This has lead to him studying other instruments, such as Bass Guitar, Keyboard, and, strangely, the Ocarina, though that may be to impress girls at anime conventions who are into Zelda, no one is quite sure.
Daniel is currently studying Musical Theatre at Stratford Upon Avon College under Katherine Bayley, Lousie Milward and Phillip Watson-Smith and Alex Dengate, has received guitar lessons from Daniel Tovey of This Love Affair, and is currently studying Musical Theatre privately with Jackie Lewis, an incredibly talented singing teacher based in Birmingham.