When he’s not recording music with Tesseract, synthwave collaboration Zeta, solo music, or even White Moth Black Butterfly, acclaimed vocalist Daniel Tompkins is seemingly always up to something interesting. Whether it’s streaming Borderlands on his Twitch account or podcasting about industry topics, there’s never a dull moment for the Tesseract frontman, who also finds the time to do vocal coaching as well.
Recently, Tompkins has taken on some interesting songs to cover, too – with just his voice. Proving that he’s adept enough to handle different styles of music, it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that he pulled off covers of Thrice’s “The Whaler” or Deftones’ “Digital Bath” on his channels recently. Nor should it be a surprise that they’re both really good! Don’t take our word for it, though – give them a listen below.
One cannot accuse Tesseract vocalist Daniel Tompkins of not being a busy guy. Between being a father, a touring musician, and having numerous side projects, the amount of free time he has is likely very low. It’s probably for the best, though. Besides also being a gifted vocal teacher, his other projects Zeta and White Moth Black Butterfly are fairly well-known as well. As they should be – the former is an exciting synthwave/electropop project that also features Chimp Spanner mastermind Paul Antonio Ortiz and Katie Jackson (seriously, listen to the record below, it’s worth your time), and the latter a more ambient and trip-hop influenced album. Think Massive Attack, or somewhere close to it.
It’s that diversity which fuels Daniel, and we had the chance to finally chat with Daniel about coaching the next generation of vocalists, his work with Tesseract, and his two side projects. Give the audio a spin below!