Daniel Rachel was born in England the summer before The Beatles announced their break-up. He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead-singer of Rachels Basement, which he formed in his early twenties. In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by A Taste Of Money. Daniel is a specialist in Forum Theatre direction and lives in north London with his partner and three children. The Art of Noise is his first book.