San Francisco Composer Daniel Fríes plays an alluring Spanish Flamenco guitar with fiery, passionate and sensual Rumba and Flamenco music, often displaying influences of Indian, Middle Eastern and African cultures. His compositions have been featured in films like Broken Lizard's (Beerfest, Super Troopers), The Slammin Salmon, USA's Royal Pains, and TNT's Dark Blue, among others. Daniel's guitar music is regularly in the airplay Top Ten at Jango, and was recently #1. His Red Rumba was a Finalist amoung tens of thousands of tracks at the 09JPF Music Awards.
Daniel Fries has performed with iconic Flamenco artists La Tania, Andrés Marín, Cristo Cortés, and Manuel Gutierrez, as well as with many California artists and companies, such as Caminos Flamencos, Carola Zertuche, Arte y Compás, and Carolina Lugo's Brisas de España, for which he has been Musical Director.
His performances with Funkiri have built a growing fan base, with their music a bit of a wild, unlikely funky fusion of James Brown playing a Samba with Muddy Waters.
Daniel has performed in venues ranging from San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, to venues in China and in India. He also directed the music for "Zambra Bailar," a company mixing Flamenco with Middle Eastern music and belly dance. In 2002, he composed and directed the music for La Tania's ongoing project, "The Passage of The Muse." Daniel has studied in Spain with several Flamenco guitar masters, including Manolo Sanlucar, Paco Peña, and Jose Luis Rodriguez. He has also studied Indian Classical music under Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and Ghanain drumming with C. K. Ladezkpo, and has a B. A. in Music from U. C. Berkeley.
A Spanish Guitar plays the Flamenco rhythm "alegrias" with hand clapping. Passionate erotic flirtatious & fiery. Hot dancing, romantic drama, epic romance, fashion. Club bar lounge, Madrid nights, Barcelona 3 a.m. floor show. Dance lessons, entertainment. Festive celebration engagement wedding party, Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Music
Highly nostalgic, this brooding solo Spanish Guitar track is a reverie through emotional memories. Mixing the "granadinas" flamenco form with hints of Jazz, this track starts in a harsher present, then lifts us into an imagined past with long flowing arpeggiated sections on a trip through the mind, Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Music
Funky Pop-Rock song about the power of music to make us feel free. Male duet lead. Features very powerful and artistic harmony vocals in addition to solo vocals. Guitars and drums add to lyrics that are at times geared towards personal freedom and the concept of spirituality as it fits in the idea. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
deep emotional pensive beautiful spanish Classical guitar solo evoking nostalgia, heartbreak, passion, memory love emotion. scenes with memory flashbacks lost love relationship, Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Guitar
A Flamenco Solea (Song of Aloneness), Spanish male vocals, Flamenco guitar and palmas (clapping). Exciting passionate music with sorrowful male singing of unrequited love and the frustrations of romance. Slow hypnotic beautiful and emotional. Male Vocals, Latin, Flamenco
Stunningly Beautiful careful touching and slow classical guitar piece composed for the artist's brother's wedding. sacred and stately, perfect for a wedding or serious ceremony scene of intimate connection between characters. emotional yet reserved, as for high-society occasions, Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Guitar
Portuguese capoeira song set to a soulful funky beat with berimbau and multi-voice chorus. Some fast, fairly lenghty intricate spanish flavored guitar work may remind you of Carlos Santana and his more Spanish type hits. Male Vocals, Brazilian, MPB
Upbeat fun Flamenco Rumba with dance groove and Spanish guitar lead. Passionate erotic flirtatious & fiery. Hot dancing, romantic drama, epic romance, fashion. Club bar lounge, Madrid nights, Barcelona 3 a.m. floor show. Dance lessons, entertainment. Festive celebrations, engagement, wedding party. Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Music
Exciting Upbeat dance music with flamenco rumba. Spanish Female Vox and English Male vox, very festive and celebratory, exotic, travel channel, tourist music tourism high fashion sassy catwalk foreign holiday club bar lounge sophisticated floor show theatrical exciting fiery lively sexy flirty bold, Mixed Vocals, Latin, Latin Pop
Juxtapose beautiful female vocals singing a spanish lullaby with a heavy sexy hard driving downtempo chillout beat. very sensual and suggestive, perfect for loss of innocence romance scene, dramatic love story or falling in love, Female Vocals, Latin, Latin Pop Ballads
Flamenco guitar solo, beautiful, lulling, intense, sensual, thoughtful. Works well un any type of romantic scene, especially a setting in a restaurant, a beach, any type of intimate atmosphere. Potentially sensual and touching. Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Music
A beautiful lullaby sung by an enticing female singer, with lyrics in Spanish over acoustic guitars and music box. Very dreamy and calm, singing to her little girl at nighttime. Elegant, soothing and lovely. Families, children, urban or country scene for documentary, film or TV show depicting love. Female Vocals, Latin, Latin Easy Listening