Favorite guitarists :
Emppu Vuorinen, Herman Li, Luca Turilli, Thomas Youngblood, Jani Liimatainen and John Petrucci
Favorite bassists :
John Myung, Marco Hietala, and Steve Harris.
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 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 a year now, and is eager to get some experience fronting a band, as while he loves the guitar, he loves beng 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 Music Performance in Stratford-Upon-Avon college under James Maiden (Ex Black Spiders, Future Ex Wife), Chris Long (Ex Gorillaz) and Tom Haines, has received guitar lessons from Daniel Tovey of This Love Affair, and currently studying classical voice with Matt Stone, a classically trained, Birmingham based Baritone.