Dan Anibal is an Uruguayan/American performing singer/songwriter and pianist. He has been playing and writing songs from an early age. He began his music studies at the age of 10 and classical piano at 15. By his late teens Dan began writing songs as a form of expression and soon he had a good number of solid rock songs. He then, together with some of his college friends, formed a band named "Anibal". With Anibal, Dan recorded some of his first songs in 2 EPS in 2001 and 2002 and performed the local scene in Northern Jersey. After leaving the band, Dan focused on his music degree and classical piano graduating from William Paterson University in 2003 with a BA in Music Studies. Later on as he found his soulmate, Dan married in 2004 and in 2007 he and his wife welcomed their beautiful boy, Landen. Rewind a little and in early 2006 Dan was ready to get back in the studio and after 3 months, "The Circus" was born. It's an album with a more progressive sound fused with alternative rock. The Circus was released in the fall of 2006. With The Circus, Dan gained recognition in the Podcast shows all over the internet, Adam Curry from MTV played the song "Affliction" in his show as well as many other major podcast shows locally and throughout the world. His songs "Affliction" and "I'll stay with you" earned a top 500 spot in the Billboard World Song Contest. Dan performed with his band live in NYC, Miami and San Francisco.
Things were going well for Dan, unfortunately his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2009 and in January 2011, just over a year after being diagnosed, his wife Maria passed away. Now as a single Dad of a 3 year old and no sight towards the future, this was a dark time. But through the love and support of his Parents and family and his beautiful boy, Dan kept on going.
In 2013 Dan and his son, moved to LA and there he and his band performed at his friend's Mayte Prida's Breats Cancer Foundation event as well as working and performing live with some amazing and wonderful musicians. In 2014 back in New Jersey, Dan focused once more on his other passion besides songwriting and singing, classical piano studying with his dear friend and internationally renowned pianist, Frank Pavese. Dan performed for local music clubs as a pianist and has been teaching as well another of his passions.
Fast forward to 2019, Dan was inspired to go back to singing and writing songs again.His latest album Renaissance was going to be his next one however after writing the song Shy Love in the fall of 2020 seeing its potential, Dan fully produced the song with his friend and producer Diego Lopez. That song then inspired a brand new studio album titled Take Me There. Since early 2021 Dan has been working on this latest album which will be released in the fall of 2021 with Renaissance now planning to be released in 2022. With his new songs, Dan hopes to inspire many who are looking for a new and fresh sound.
He is now performing live on Facebook and on Youtube. Shy Love the first single from Take me there, will be released together with its video October 2021. You can enjoy Dan's debut album The Circus on www.DanAnibal.com/music. Plus check out the news page for the latest on Live Shows and Take me There release date!