Daniel LeSaux is a guitarist, composer and producer located in New Hampshire, USA .
Daniel was recently featured in the pages of Premier Guitar magazine. Check out the Premier Guitar feature here.
Color Tones is an all-new collection of original and reworked smooth jazz cuts. A mix of new tunes and cover tunes including contemporary jazz versions of Can't Find Love (Earth, Wind & Fire) and Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell). Also Includes the single Velvet Touch currently seeing a surge of spins on streaming platforms. Click here to listen to the title tune Color Tones.
When Daniel is asked why he plays guitar, his typical reply is, “Because it’s all I think about!". No matter where he is or what he's doing, he tends to hear rhythm and melodies. Daniel's passion for guitar shines through all his projects. Despite his love of guitar, he doesn't write guitar centric music. That’s not what he’s about. He’s about writing tunes from his heart, soul and discovering how his guitar playing can help support the song and convey the emotion he’s trying to express.
Having absorbed numerous influences over the years, Daniel has developed an emotive, lyrical style that he is able to weave into many genres of music. He is just as comfortable playing instrumental rock as he is playing progressive metal.
Growing up in the sixties and seventies provided ample inspiration as he soaked up the music his older brother would bring home like Santana, Chicago, Cream and others. Later on, he discovered jazz fusion with the likes of Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, Ray Gomez and Al Di Meola. During that period, Daniel's parents moved to a small village in France when he was fourteen. The isolation proved to be a godsend to hone his craft. Having nothing else to do, he threw himself into guitar playing, practicing up to twelve hours a day. He and his brother formed several bands playing weddings and small concerts honing their musical skills. They formed a Santana tribute band that further influenced his technique.
When he moved back to the US in the mid-eighties, his focus turned to recording rather than playing live. While most musicians are night owls, Daniel prefers the quiet of the early morning hours to record his music in his home studio he's dubbed Moose Tracks, a nod to the state of New Hampshire where he's located. He’s recorded several albums in various styles including instrumental rock, jazz fusion, Latin rock, progressive metal, smooth jazz and even a Celtic rock album.
Daniel enjoys the new musical landscape the internet has created, allowing independent artists like himself to freely distribute his music without the constraints of traditional, commercial distribution.