******************** BOWIE FASHION ******************** November 2017

BOWIE FASHION

The Quicksilver Mail - Friday 24th November

In Aid of St Margaret's Hospice

Tickets available from The Quicksilver - £10

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band October 2016

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band

The White Hart, Sherborne - Friday 4th November 9pm

Private Party - Yeovil Ex Services Club - Saturday 5th November

The Bell (Hungry Horse), Yeovil - Friday 18th November 9pm

Charity Ball - The Shrubbery Hotel, Illminster - Saturday 26th November 9pm

The Crown Inn, Bridport - Saturday 3rd December 9pm

The Great Lyde, Yeovil - Friday 16th December 9pm

 

 

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band September 2016

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band

The Old Barn Club, Yeovil - Saturday 1st October 9pm

Stoke Working Mens Club - Saturday 8th October 9pm

The Great Lyde, Yeovil - Saturday 15th October 9pm

Happy Christmas December 2015

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band November 2015

DAYTONA, Rock, Soul, Party Band

Coopers Mill, Yeovil   -   Friday 6th November 9pm

Private Party - The Red House - Saturday 14th - Private Party

The Bell Inn, Yeovil   -   Saturday 28th November 9pm CANCELLED due to the boxing!

The Fleur, Stoke Sub Hamdon   -   Friday 4th December 9pm

The Forester's Arms, East Coker   -   Friday 18th December 9pm

 

For more info visit daytonaband.co.uk

DAYTONA, Rock Soul, Party Band October 2015

Cross Keys, Sherborne   -   Friday 16th October 9pm

The Forester's Arms, East Coker   -   Friday 30th October 9pm

Coopers Mill, Yeovil   -   Friday 6th November 9pm

Private Party - The Red House - Saturday 14th - Private Party

The Bell Inn, Yeovil   -   Saturday 28th November 9pm CANCELLED due to the boxing!

 

For more info visit daytonaband.co.uk

DAYTONA, Rock Soul, Party Band September 2015

Westland Sports & Social Club - CLOSING NIGHT with Storm - Weds 30th Sept - 7:30 til 11:30pm - Free Entry - Everyone Welcome

 

For more info visit daytonaband.co.uk

DAYTONA - Rock, Soul, Party Band September 2015

Foresters Arms, West Coker, Sat 12th Sept 9pm

Prince of Wales, Ham Hill, Sun 13th Sept 3pm

Stoke Club, Stoke Sun Hamdom, Sat 26th Sept 9pm

Westland Social Club - CLOSING NIGHT with Storm - Weds 30th Sept TBC

 

For more info visit daytonaband.co.uk

New & Improved Website - It's Live!!! March 2015

Welcome to my new & improved website. Thanks to Neil for all his hard work in making it happen, as without him I wouldn't have a website at all, let alone a new & improved version. There is still some work to do over the coming weeks, but please let me know if you have any suggestions or feedback. Enjoy!

WEBSITE UPDATE February 2015

The website update is going well & should be ready in the next few weeks. It's taken a little longer than hoped but should be worth the wait. Watch this space & all will be revealed!

HAPPY NEW YEAR January 2015

I hope you've all had a great Christmas & are looking forward to the year ahead. The website update is going well & should be ready in the next few weeks. It would have been completed earlier if I'd done some work to it over the Christmas holiday, but time just seemed to slip away. Watch this space & all will be revealed!

MAJOR WEBSITE OVERHAUL DUE BY CHRISTMAS 2014 September 2014

When my website first went live nearly 10 years ago it was really something to even have a site. Times & technology have moved at an incredible rate and it has been noted that my website is looking a little long in the tooth. I've been talking about doing something about it for some considerable time and have now decided to commit to a major overhaul. Because I've now written it here I have no other option than to get on with it!

 

Watch this space...

HAPPY NEW YEAR January 2014

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas & are enjoying a Peaceful New Year. Just a reminder that lessons restart the week beginning Monday 6th January. I look forward to seeing you all then.

HAPPY NEW YEAR January 2013

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas and wish you all a very Happy New Year.

The Queen's Jubilee Visit April 2012

It's not long now until the Queen pays her visit to Sherborne on 1st May 2012. I'm currently working with 8 Dorset schools on a special 'Jubilee Song' that we are going to sing to the Queen during her visit. The children are all very excited & we are looking forward to sharing in the special day. The song will be available after the visit & all proceeds raised will go to help the work of 'Vine Youth Ministry'

HAPPY NEW YEAR January 2012

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas & are enjoying a Peaceful New Year. Just a reminder that lessons restart the week beginning Monday 9th January. I look forward to seeing you all then.

KILVE COURT ROCK WORKSHOP November 2011

Only a few days to go! I'm looking forward to meeting new people, sharing some of my knowledge, & showing the joy that music can bring to them on a daily basis. Should be lots of fun.

BACK TO SCHOOL September 2011

I hope you all had an enjoyable summer & that you've had chance to recharge your batteries. Lessons restarted on Monday 5th September & my schools work restarts the week beginning Monday 12th. I look forward to seeing you all over the coming few weeks.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS July 2011

I hope you all have a great summer & I look forward to seeing you all in September.

Lessons restart the week beginning Monday 5th September 2011.

CHARITY DAY June 2011

Vine Youth Ministry is holding a charity fundraiser at 'The Gateway' coffee shop on Monday 13th June from 9am to 4:30pm.

All voluntary donations made for food and drink will go to VYM so all you have to do is come along & purchase some food & drink and the charity will benefit from you being there.

 

Hope to see you there!

Panto and Rockschool January 2011

YAPS - PANTO 2011

I am playing Bass guitar for the Yeovil Amateur Pantomine Society again this year. The panto is 'Snow White' and runs from Tuesday 25th until Saturday 29th January in the Octagon Theatre. Tickets are still available from the boxoffice.

 

ROCKSCHOOL exams for Guitar & Bass Guitar

Several pupils have now sucessfully completed their first ROCKSCHOOL guitar course & are now working towards their second.  This type of study & accredited course is available for any pupil and is proving to be very sucessful.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year December 2010

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Music lessons will restart on the week beginning Monday 10th January 2011.

Rockschool Guitar & Bass Guitar Examinations June 2010

Several pupils have now started on the Rockschool Guitar & Bass exam courses. This is proving to be very productive and it is not essential to take the exam after each course. It's just good to know that you've reached a certain level although this requires regular practice and comittment to get to the required standard.

If you are interested in starting a Rockschool exam course then please let me know.

ROCKSCHOOL exams for Guitar & Bass Guitar February 2010

After several enquiries & having researched the different options available, I have now purchased the complete ROCKSCHOOL syllabus for guitar & bass guitar. This type of study & accredited course will be available for any student interested after the Easter holidays 2010.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year December 2009

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Music lessons will restart on the week beginning Monday 11th January 2010.

Yeovil May Festival November 2009

The new Yeovil May Festival syllabus has just been added to the website. To view it just go the the Yeovil May Festival page and click on the front page. It will then open as a PDF file that you can view and print if you wish to.

Back to work / Waiting list September 2009

BACK TO WORK

Music lessons will restart on Monday 7th September 2009. All pupils should have recieved a letter over the summer holiday reminding them of lesson time & the new venue. If you're in any doubt, please give me a call.

 

WAITING LIST

I am currently fully booked so am unable to offer any new places at present. Please do however fill in the form on the home teaching page and I will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

Glastonbury Festival 2009 June 2009

I have been invited to go to this years Glastonbury Festival as part of the Sanctuary Team. I don't know much more about it yet, but will found out more over the coming weeks. Watch this space and I'll keep you informed.

PA & LIGHTING HIRE January 2009

3.5K active HK PA rig for hire including full stage monitoring & all microphones wired & wireless. Also available is a comprehensive stage lighting rig with backdrop including 8 Martin intelligent lights. 'Contact Me' for more details or to check out some photos of the rig in action visit www.infusion-online.org.uk and visit the gallery.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS December 2008

I hope everyone is looking forward to a Happy Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus & being able to spend some quality time with family & friends. Have fun & don't eat to much turkey!

Lessons will restart on with week beginning Monday 12th January. I look forward to seeing you then.

Don't forget to check out the new website www.vineyouthministry.co.uk.

Autumn term and VYM September 2008

Autumn Term 2008

Lessons restart on the week beginning Monday 8th September. I hope you've all had a great holiday & I look forward to seeing you.

 

Vine Youth Ministry

The new website is nearly ready.......watch this space!

Happy Holidays July 2008

The holidays are fast approaching & as I'm sure most of you know, I have decided to stop teaching in all of my schools. This extra time will allow me to concentrate on the assembly work (the mini mix) that I do in several primary schools in and around Yeovil. My home teaching remains the same and continues to be very busy.

I hope you all have a happy holiday & I look forward to seeing you in September.

INFUSION May 2008

Saturday 7th June 2008 @ St.Cleers Chapel - Somerton. For more information visit www.infusion-online.org.uk.

INFUSION May 2008

the REPERCUSSION & Third Wheel @ The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil. Saturday 3rd May 2008. Doors open at 7:30pm Cost £3.

March 2008

Due to Somerset & Dorset being on different holidays this year I have decided that the easiest thing to do is take one week of each holiday. Therefore I will finish teaching on Friday 28th March & resume teaching on Monday 14th April. I will however be attending my Dorset schools on the week starting 7th April. Hope that all makes sense & that everybody had a good Easter.

Enjoy your holiday!!!

FEELING BETTER - FINALLY March 2008

Sorry to all for having to cancel all lessons for the past 2 weeks. I started with the flu & a throat infection. This ended up turning into a chest infection that left me extremely short of breath. I've been to hospital for chest x-rays & am now on some strong antibiotics to fix the problems. These have now started to take effect & I'm feeling much better. I hope to start teaching again on Monday (17th March) & will just see how i get on.

I will of course make up all missed lessons at school to ensure that everybody receives the number of lessons that they have paid for.

I look forward to seeing you all over the coming week.

Every Blessing,

Daniel.

BAND SHOWCASE featuring 'THIRD WHEEL' March 2008

Saturday 1st March @ The Gateway - Addlewell Lane, Yeovil. Entry is £3 and the doors open at 7:30pm.

For more info visit www.infusion-online.org.uk.

DWEEB UK TOUR February 2008

This Saturday 2nd February at 'The Gateway' Addlewell Lane, Yeovil. Dweeb - as seen on BBC 'Singing With The Enemy' are coming to Yeovil as part of their UK Tour. Check out the 'God Slot' for more information or visit www.infusion-online.org.uk as featured in the links pages.

Hope to see you there!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 2008

I hope you all had a great Christmas & are enjoying a happy new year. Just a reminder that lessons begin again the week beginning Monday 7th January for both home & school pupils. I look forward to seeing you all.

December 2007

The gift of our Lord is a treasure,

A gift to us all beyond measure,

This Christmas we pray,

To learn more each day,

How He is our Lord & our Saviour,

November 2007

I have decided to expand the PA hire side of my business & so am in the process of purchasing a new rig. I have lots of my old rig for sale so if you need speakers, amps, mixers, microphones etc then please 'contact me'.

Equally, if you need to hire a large stage pa or have a requirement for stage lighting then please 'contact me'.

September 2007

I hope you've all had a good summer holiday & are now looking forward to going back to school or work. Lessons start again the week beginning Monday 10th September for both School & Home pupils. I look forward to seeing you then.

RADIO DEVON INTERVIEW August 2007

I was asked to take part in a radio broadcast to discuss how music is used in Church & if there is room for modern contemporary worship music as well as the traditional Church organ. Visit my "Links" page & click on Radio Devon for more information.

Happy Holidays August 2007

I hope everyone is enjoying the Summer & that you've not been to badly affected by the weather.

Teaching will recommence the week beginning Monday 10th September for both School & Home pupils.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Summer holiday June 2007

Only 4 weeks to go until the summer holiday. I have to say that I'm looking forward to it. This year has proved to be quite difficult as it seems that if there's a sickness bug to catch then I've had them all. Never mind, I hope that next term will be more healthy!

I keep very accurate records of lessons given & so in the unlikely event that you haven't recieved the correct number of lessons this term I will carry them on into next term.

Easter holiday practice April 2007

I hope everybody had a good Easter holiday having done lots of guitar or keyboard practice. Parents / Guardians please try and encourage your child to do 5 minutes practice each day, as little and often is far better than emergency practice once a week.

Easter holidays March 2007

The Easter holidays are fast approching and I'm sure we're all looking forward to 2 weeks holiday. Please try and remember to do some practice over the holiday. Perhaps you could get together with some of your friends who play guitar or another instrument and have a Jam!

The website should have some new pictures loaded in the next few weeks and maybe even a change of backround... watch this space!

Username and password changes January 2007

The username and password changes should now be up and running. If yours doesn't work, or you haven't been given a new one then please let me know. Remember that they should not contain any spaces!

The new 8 level system is slowly taking effect so don't be suprised if songs change levels or you suddenly have moved up a level.

UPDATE: I was hoping to have all changes completed by the end of November, however I think the end of December is a more realistic deadline.

I'll keep you posted... Keep Practising!

Happy New Year December 2006

I hope you all had a very happy Christmas & new year celebrations. But as they say, all good things must come to an end!

Music lessons restart for school and home pupils on Monday 8th January. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mini Mix / Half term October 2006

Mini Mix

The Mini Mix continues to be very popular and has just made it's first visit to Norton Primary School & Birchfield Community Primary School. It continues to visit monthly at Trent & Thornford. I am hoping to visit other schools this term subject to availability.

 

Half Term

Half term is approaching fast and I will be taking 2 weeks off from home teaching but will continue to visit some of my schools on the second week. Please contact me if you are not sure when you will be having a lesson.

Back to school September 2006

I hope you all had a great summer holiday and are now looking forward to going back to school.

Music lessons start week commencing Monday 4th September for my home pupils and the following week for my school pupils.

Happy holiday July 2006

I hope you all have a very happy holiday. However, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO PRACTICE!

Home lessons will start again from Monday 4th September & School lessons will start the week after on Monday 11th September.

If you are a year 6 and have asked to change from school lessons to home lessons I will contact you over the holidays.

World Cup - Mini MIX June 2006

The World Cup mini Mix is proving to be very popular. See The God Slot for more information.

The issuing of new passwords is taking a little longer than expected. But don't worry, the old ones will still work until the new ones are all in place.

Remember to practice. The England Football Team didn't get to where they are today by not practising!!!

New search engine and passwords May 2006

As you may have noticed, there are lots of little changes being made to the website. These are being done not only to improve the appearance, but to keep the information current & easy to use. There is now a new search engine in the Pupils' Material page that should help you to find what you're looking for.

Over the next few weeks each pupil will be issued with their own username & password. If you have any problems then revert back to your old password until you see me next & I can fix it.

Back to school April 2006

Well at least you've got your guitar lesson to look forward to!

My new band had it's first gig on Easter Saturday and it was a real success. Everybody said that they had a great time and that we sounded really good. The bands called "STRAIGHT SIX" and over the next few weeks there will be a new page on the website. In the mean time if you need a band for that special occasion then just "Contact Me"

Learning to play the drums March 2006

Some of you will already know that I have now started to learn how to play the drums. It's something I've always wanted to do but never seemed to get round to. Anyway, I have now purchased a Mapex kit which I'm sure my neighbours are delighted about! Progress is good with regular practice every day. I'll keep you posted.

Get well soon Rowan February 2006

Rowan is an up and coming Rock Star from Chilthorne Domer VC Primary School who has unfortunately had to put his career on hold for a brief trip into hospital. Hope you get well soon & don't think that being ill allows you to miss your practice!!!

Update: Rowan is now out of hospital & is back in training to become the next big ROCK STAR!!!

Happy New Year January 2006

I hope everybody had a very Happy Christmas and that 2006 is a very happy & successful year for all of you. Lessons start again on the week beginning Monday 9th January.

G.F.I Sunday November 2005

G.F.I Sunday was again a great success this month. We had 25 young people who enjoyed fireworks, bar bq & lots of fun & games. Unfortunately December's ice skating trip to Taunton is now fully booked. However it's business as usual in January. Remember, if you're 10+ and at school or college then you're very welcome to come along. Hope to see you there.

It's a boy! October 2005

It's a Boy!!! Amanda & I are very pleased to announce the arrival of Joseph Henry England who was born at 05:12am on Friday 14th October at Yeovil District Hospital weighing 7lb 6 1/2oz. Joseph was 5 weeks early just like Robert, however mum & baby are doing fine & Robert is as pleased as punch to have a little brother.

Website is go October 2005

Website is go!!! It's finally gone live after many long hours of hard work writing, loading, unloading & rewriting songs, tabs & many other things. None of which could have been done without the enormous help & support from my good friend Neil. I must also say a big thankyou to Rachel (Neil's better half) who has put up with me ringing him & spending ages on the phone all hours of the day & night. Thanks Guys.

Please enjoy the website & feel free to add any comments or feedback on the "Contact Me" page.

New Red Van October 2005

New Red Van. Just call me Postman Pat. I've finally decided that with petrol prices being so high, I can no longer warrant smoking around in my somewhat thirsty V8 any longer. It's got to go! The replacement being an oil burning Ford Escort van. That's a diesel to all you non-petrol heads out there. I'm planning to sign write the van with my logo, so give me a wave if you see me on your travels.

New monthly youth group September 2005

New monthly youth group started at St.Mark's Methodist Church (Chelston Avenue) 1st meeting was a great success and if you are aged between 11 & 18 and would like to come to the next one then check out "The God Slot".

Guitar pupils on front page July 2005

Guitar pupils from Trent school make the front page of the Sherborne edition of "The Western Gazette".

The Big Toddle June 2005

St.Mark's toddler group SUNBEAMS took part in The Big Toddle to raise money for Banardo's. They raised over £200. (See "The God Slot").

The MIX April 2005

The young people's service held at Preston Road Methodist Church called "The MIX" has its first birthday celebration. (See "The God Slot").

£3300 for Babes Big Appeal October 2004

Guitar pupils help to raise £3300 for Babes Big Appeal which is for a new children's hospice near Bristol. Over 60 of my guitar pupils did a week of sponsored practice for this very worthwhile appeal. Picture feature in the Yeovil edition of "The Western Gazette".

SUNBEAMS 1st anniversary October 2004

St.Mark's toddler group SUNBEAMS 1st anniversary. Picture hits the front page of the Yeovil edition of "The Western Gazette".

RADIO DEVON INTERVIEW August 2004

Amanda & I were interviewed for part of their Faith broadcasts to explain how God had called me to leave Westlands & get out there & share the Love of Jesus Christ with all sorts of people on my travels as a Professional Musician. Visit my "Links" page & click on Radio Devon for more information.

Border Music Service July 2004

Border Music Service launches it's second CD featuring me playing Bass Guitar. Click on "Links" & select "Border Music" to download some sample tracks.