Musician of the Week: Daniel Berk

Photo by Dylan Sheppherd.

What’s your instrument of choice?

I’m a singer and it’s my instrument of choice because its the most natural for me. I’ve been singing my whole life, so it’s what feels the most comfortable

What are you involved with musically?

I  jam with friends, I’ve been recording a lot and working on my debut EP, I do open mics around town at the Cafeteria and events on campus, and just continuing to work on my craft daily.

Who are your biggest influences?

I listen to all different genres, so I have a bunch of artists that really influence me. John Legend, Jason Mraz, Javier Colon, India. Arie, Tori Kelly, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilies.

Who have you been listening to lately?

I’ve been listening to a lot of John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Tori Kelly lately.

What’s your plan for the future?

I plan on pursing my aspirations of being a recording artist and continuing to write and record music. I also want to tour after college and collaboarate with as many musicans as possible

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Never give up and dream big! Just because being a professional musician is extremely difficult, don’t let it intimidate you, keep working hard and you’ll achieve your goals. Also most importantly, have fun! It’s truly a gift to be able to express yourself musically, so never take that for granted and always have fun with it!