“Daniel Sapphire, when Indie meets the streets”

“What a no genre lifestyle looks like”, “Music is the worlds vibration”
Percussionist and vocalist Jeremy "Daniel" Williams was born and raised in Waco, Texas. Father, Jesse "Jesse Jesse" Williams and Mother, Juliana Williams. His father being an aspiring musician and his mother a social worker. Growing up in the south playing music in church at the age of 10, his mother encouraged his musical creativity. Learning to read and play a plethora of genres like classical, jazz, gospel and blues.  Singing and playing with a few artist, Small World, Clinton Bonslaughter, Sean Anderson, Shi and Angel Robinson. After college, Daniel started in the musical industry by managing small local bands and artists. Then soon after, Jeremy started writing and recording with other people. Daniel's musical influence range from Vivaldi, Prince, Randy Travis, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Eryka Badu, Stevie Wonder, Paul Robeson, Outkast, Jill Scott, Rev. James Moore, Pharrell, George Strait, James Blake, Earth Wind and Fire, Subtrct, B B King, Shirley Cesar, Daryl Coley, Harry Belafonte, Anthony Hamilton and a plethora of others.

To know that some of the music industry’s best like who you are and like what you do. That itself speaks volumes, besides the advice they give you to help you along in your music career.

What inspired you to become a musician?
Honestly, I’m more of an artist than a musician. Yes, I’m a trained percussionist, but I love the art of creating something that no one has heard.

What surprises have you encountered in pursuing your music career? 
Fans! I love the fans! They’re the first ones to let you know when you get off the stage, that what you did lifted their spirits, made them laugh or cry. I like hearing everyone’s story and being an artist allows you to meet people from every walk of life. It’s a big plus for sure.      

What has been your biggest challenge to date?   
Honestly, picking out which cajón I want to take with me everywhere I go. Haha.

What’s your process for writing lyrics and where do you get the inspiration for your songs?   
Living life. Life gives me music to write. Either my story, a friend’s story or just what’s going on in the world. There’s a song in everything and everyone. You just have to be open to it.    

Tell us about your most memorable performances.
Texas Dream Night by far. Being on that stage where many artists have performed. That was the highlight of it all. The Texan Theater has had artists like Toni Tony Tone to Big bad voodoo daddy’s and I got to sing on that stage. I feel blessed.  Have you shared the stage with anyone we would know?  I sang with the band from Small World in San Antonio, which was pretty awesome!

He was featured in recently released Lifoti's June 2019 influencer issue, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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