Daniel Sauls, from Wilson North Carolina is a Singer/Songwriter/Performer/Musician/Composer/Producer. He’s been compared to artists such as Seal, John Legend, Jaheim, Jamie Fox, Tyrese Luther Vandross, Tyrone Davis etc. Fans, friends, and listeners say that his voice doesn’t match his face, but definitely matches perfectly with his soul. His musical influences include Hall and Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Ocean, Barry White, Al Green, Sam Cook, Robert Cray, or newer artists such as Andre 3000, Cee-Lo Green, John Mayer and many more. With a very eclectic music preference and a Daniel writes differently than anyone currently out, and draws inspiration from great songwriters. Growing up in a very musical family, he played in a family cover band called TLS (70s -2000s) since the age of 15. (Brother-Joshua Sauls on piano, Uncle-Terry Bonner on Guitar, and Father-Larry Sauls on Bass) Started playing music at age 4 (Drums). He mentions his father as his biggest personal influence in music, and the reason he is Self taught on Piano, Bass, Guitar and Drums.
Initially Daniel came to Hawaii with the military, and Loved the singing in polynesian culture. He began solo album work in 2014 after working behind the scenes for various Hip Hop artists as 1 member of Astatine Collective production team, alongside Jerry Wilkins (Sub-Zero) and James-Terrell Trice (Alieu$).
“I hope to make music that feels good. The music I heard when i was young changed my mood because of its emotional power and how easily relatable it was. Even at a young age R&B and Soul music was what I wanted to have some part in making for the rest of my life. I want my music to pull others in so much they can’t get tired of it. Then I will feel as though I made my father proud, and have done those before me some justice.”
Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Best R&B Album of the Year - Maryanne Ito - Waking Up (Production With Jerry Wilkins under Astatine Collective)