ABOUT ME

Singer/songwriter with an affinity for loud guitars and raw emotion.

French for black swan, Cygne Noir is a fiercely independent American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, blending guitars and computers with three part harmonies.

My name is Daniel and I'm a musician, singer and songwriter. I incorporate influences from art rock, pop, experimental rock, jazz, classical and electronica into my songs. The feeling of anxiety is channeled through melodic guitar parts, warm, laid-back bass lines, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics about true love, broken hearts, unrequited love and occasionally... pure, unalloyed joy.

My first taste of success came in the early 2000s with Lunabelle and a self-booked tour of the US. The tour was supported by tons of college radio play, and culminated in a packed Saturday night gig at the world renowned CBGBs. A few years later, I went on to form Marqui Adora and began fiddling with computers. One of our experiments/songs was featured in a National campaign for Nissan in 2007. After leaving Marqui Adora, I planned to quit music and take a day job. For a hobby, I started making demos in my bedroom with only a laptop, a microphone and a keyboard controller. As fate would have it, music took over again and Cygne Noir was born. Since then, I have released four EPs, nine singles and two full-length albums.

I've written many songs, played with a lot of people, made some good friends along the way and seen many sunsets. New album Across the Sea is out now!!


Birthplace: Santiago, CHILE
Birthday: 23 JUNE, 1974

Influences: Radiohead, The Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Air, Bjork, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Beatles, Joy Division, Krafwerk, Jack White, Mötley Crüe, Mötorhead, Oasis, Suede, Jesus and Mary Chain, Peter Gabriel, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Buddy Holly, The Who, Love, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Television, The Clash, The Ramones, Pink Floyd, Pulp, Chic, Sigur Ros.

Cygne Noir albums, singles and EPs available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Music, Rhapsody, Spotify and many more of your favorite online shops and streaming services.


Discography:
Lunabelle - Marionette EP (2000)
Lunabelle - Marionette/Cascade Double Single (2002)
Marqui Adora - White Buildings EP (2004)
Marqui Adora - Don't Panic EP (2005)
Marqui Adora - Do Anything Single (2005)
Marqui Adora - I Walk For Miles Single (2006)
Marqui Adora - I Suppose Single (2006)
Marqui Adora - In The Rain Single (2007)
Marqui Adora - Catch the Sun Single (2008)
Marqui Adora - And It Begins Single (2010)
Cygne Noir - Celebrate Love EP (2012)
Cygne Noir - Wake Up Your Mind EP (2012)
Cygne Noir - Halcyon Days Are Here Again! Full-length Album (2013)
Cygne Noir - Unwired EP (2013)
Marqui Adora - Well Loved EP (2014)
Cygne Noir - Smile at the Sun EP (2014)
Cygne Noir - Love is Not Enough Single (2015)
Cygne Noir - Villains and Angels Single (2016)
Cygne Noir - Fade Out Single (Dec 2016)
Cygne Noir - Drift Away Single (Jan 2017)
Cygne Noir - Lay The Ghost To Rest Single (Feb 2017)
Cygne Noir - Don't Let Go Single (March 2017)
Cygne Noir - In Love with a Girl Single (April 2017)
Cygne Noir - You Can Have Everything Single (April 2017)
Cygne Noir - Stranded on Your Shore Single (May 2017)
Cygne Noir - Across the Sea Full-length Album (June 2017