Daniel Newheiser is a cutting-edge indie musician from San Diego, CA.
He has worked in genres as diverse as instrumental, jazz, and Italian Opera; all with his signature passionate and authentic touch. Daniel got his start playing Irish fiddle in San Diego County. When he was 12 he led, wrote, and arranged music for his own Irish group, “Réalt.” While continuing to play regularly in San Diego with Réalt, he learned guitar and began writing and performing with several rock bands.
After High School, Daniel continued writing and performing his own material while studying jazz guitar and singing at the two most prestigious music schools on the West Coast: Cal State Northridge and the University of Southern California (USC).
After graduating from USC, Daniel had to take a year off from music to deal with intense physical problems stemming from rheumatoid arthritis. Since finding a way to manage his condition, he’s performed in operas, taught in college, and written songs that have received radio play and critical acclaim in San Diego. Daniel has performed as the lead vocalist in Sea World San Diego’s “Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation” and also in shows at the Welk Theatre. He has performed as the most acclaimed loop pedal/beat box musician in San Diego.
Currently, Daniel continues to create original music and performs as a lead vocalist with "The Fave" band and in solo and trio performances. He can be seen performing at wineries, casinos, restaurants, weddings, and events. In addition to performing, Daniel is a music instructor specializing in piano, voice, and guitar.