Danny Taddei was born a ￼traveler. He was born on ground hog’s day on Long Island, New York, 1963, but was quickly swept away to live in Hong Kong. His father, a businessman by trade, is also an adventurer. Before Danny was out of grade school, his father had taken him on an around-the-world adventure that circumnavigated the globe three times and visited more countries than can be remembered. With homeports anchored in sun splashed ports o’ call of The South China Sea, The Bermuda Triangle and Polynesia, it is no wonder that Danny grew up with stories to tell about living a buccaneers life on the tide of the coconut trail.
Danny learned to read music before he could read English and learned to sail a boat before he could ride a bicycle. As a kid that loved music more than candy, it was not long before words were set to rhythm. His life is his songs, his songs are his passion, and his passions are for life and adventure in the tropics. His music is a compilation of his experiences – stories of hope, love, life, rum and humor.
“The more you live, the more you learn and the more you experience, the more you have to share and reflect upon. You become more aware of what makes you smile and what you would change; if you could. Sometimes you think maybe you can! - SO, as an artist and a songwriter, you look for ways to see it and tell people about it, sometimes to help yourself understand and sometimes to help someone else find their way. Either way, an album of songs is like a group of dreams you have inside your head like a photo book of little videos that paint a moving picture each time you play them. They pour out on the canvas of time like colors and textures for a soundtrack to your life.
When I write songs, they happen all at once. I’ve never really been the type of writer that sits down to intentionally write a song. Songs just happen. My life goes on and I experience things without thinking too much of them and then all of a sudden I find a place, kind of a wrinkle in time where I sit down on a beach and in 30 seconds I have a 4 minute song in my head. It’s complete from front to back. That’s when I hope I have a pad of paper handy I can scribble it down. I write as fast as the pen can move, jot the chords above the words and at some later point I play it on an instrument. I don’t know how it happens; they just come. I figure it’s my subconscious trying to make sense, and peace between, what I know and what I wish. I try to make life as sweet as possible by enjoying the things you can take with you. I’ve never seen a hearse pulling a U-haul and like Christopher Columbus said ‘Riches never made a man richer, only busier’. That’s what ‘I Play Guitar’ is about and the same goes for ‘Change Will Do You Good’. I guess that’s why I try to leave notes about each song I write so the listener can know where my mind was when I wrote the song”.
For Danny Taddei music has always been the current that runs through the veins of his soul in the changing tides of life. He’s been a touring act, a studio producer and just as often, a ship captain and a flight instructor. He lives on a sailboat when he’s not working and even sometimes when he is. ￼You can’t help but hear the trade winds in his music.
The Question? ..... So, who is Danny Taddei?
Well, he’ll be the first one to tell you that you won’t find a new horizon without losing site of land. He’s a husband, a father and buccaneer. He’s an explorer. He’s a sailor, a pilot and a songwriter with sandy feet and a quest for freedom! Listening to his music will release your wanderlust feelings for the tropics. If you love Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor, you’ll love Danny Taddei, his philosophy and his *‘Band of Pirates®’. Turn on the ceiling fan, grab a cold one, hop into a hammock and let your mind sail free with Danny Taddei. A Change Will Do You Good.