Daniel Rata was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia to pursue his musical career.
Daniel’s talents have led him to collaborate with a wide range of award-winning musicians and producers including British Grammy nominated producer John Ravenhall, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison and many others.
Free of conformity, Daniel is a unique and gifted musician with a superbly rich and bold vocal tone.
As a singer songwriter Daniel has produced a broad repertoire of original songs. Working with renowned international producers and musicians across his already existing album “Suspended in Time” and his two EPs “Life” and “Sunshine”, Daniel continues to develop a distinctive style.
This summer brings big things with the launch of his brand new EP entitled “Forever Us”, along with the production of a music video clip to accompany the title track. Daniel will release his single “Forever Us” from the EP in December 2018.
Daniel’s international exposure commenced in Cannes, France, at the MIDEM Music Festival, where he met and began collaborating with top UK producer John Ravenhall. Whilst in London Daniel wrote and recorded with Ravenhall several European pop-styled tracks. Inspired, his travels took him further on this pathway to Aarhus, Denmark, where he co-wrote four-tracks with prestigious producer and Eurovision Song Contest winner John Gordon.
Daniel then voyaged to the US, recording two EP’s “Life” and “Sunshine” at Pressure Point Studios in Chicago. Here he collaborated with Orchestrator Carey Deadman, a Broadway regular who has played with Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Sting, Billy Joel, Seal, Michael Buble’, Celine Dion, and Faith Hill, to name a few. Daniel also teamed up with the late Sound Engineer Larry Sturm, whose lengthy discography includes work with Destiny’s Child, Ministry, Diddy and many others.
Daniel’s EP’s “Sunshine” and “Life”, featuring the talents of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, achieved regular radio rotation in the USA.
“Forever Us”, Daniel’s third EP speaks of his authentic and bountiful creativity, together with his effortless poise and restraint exhibiting command of his artistry.
With a strong passion for the creativity of his own culture, Daniel was destined to become an artist.
“I only work with artists who are worth the effort”
John Ravenhall, Grammy nominated producer