DANIEL FLYNN MUSIC
Daniel Flynn is a singer, songwriter and poet based in Sydney, Australia
Somewhere In Between is a collection of poems written between 1993 and 2001.Click on book to read
Daniel Flynn is a singer, songwriter and poet from Sydney, Australia.
Daniel formed his first band Gnosis in 1995, and in 1996 Gnosis released their self titled debut album. Gnosis was Daniel Flynn (vocals and guitar), Claude Corry (lead guitar),Brendan Flynn (bass) and Api Robin (drums). In 1998 an EP was recorded and produced by Russell Kilbey at Karmic Hit studios in Sydney with Brendan on bass, Api on drums and Rory Flynn playing some keyboards. The band was named Flynn. Flynn played extensively throughout Sydney and toured New Zealand, culminating with a headline set supporting the Celibate Rifles at the 1998 Rip Curl World Heli Challenge in Wanaka, NZ.
Daniel and Brendan then formed a Sydney based band called The Doves, continuing to play earlier material and covering some of their influences, including Bowie, The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The Pixies and The Gun Club. In 2000, Daniel relocated to Melbourne, where he formed Sexdoll with Karl Leeden. Band name, Sexdoll was derived from influences The Sex Pistols and The New York Dolls.The sound was slightly heavier and very glam punk in style.
After a number of years of touring and two EPs, Sexdoll recorded their self titled album in 2007 at Alberts Studios in Sydney. The accompanying live shows saw the return of Claude Corry from Gnosis on lead guitar, with Karl occasionally flying in from Melbourne, but Sexdoll played mainly as a three piece with Daniel taking on all of the guitar duties. Brendan was back on bass and Anthony Ingram on drums. Sexdoll built a loyal following in Sydney playing the inner city pub scene, and the three formed a very tight bond. Sexdoll split in 2012.
Between all the music Somewhere in Between was published.It was a collection of poems written between 1993-2001.
Daniel then set about writing and recording his first solo album and Bright Times was released in 2014. It was recorded between two studios in Sydney and Melbourne over a two year period, produced by Sexdoll guitarist Karl Leeden and mastered by William Bowden.Follow up album Candlelight Night was released in 2020, along with a four track EP called Flowers. Both continued the working relationship with Karl Leeden who produced both releases.
In 2022 Daniel recorded his third solo album at Hercules Street Studios Sydney. Titled Another Planet and working with a new drummer the album has a nice Post Punk feel in parts, with influences from bands like Television and Talking Heads shining through, whilst as always some songs reminiscent of The Velvet Underground, The Stooges and David Bowie…The album was mixed produced by ARIA award winning producer Wayne Connolly who also contributed musically.Recently Daniel has been spending quite a bit of time between Sydney and New York and is in the process of writing for his next release.