Daniel Pacheco Moore, 56 years old, singer, guitarist, keyboardist, song writer, arranger and producer. Professional musician with 37 years of experience. He was a founding member of the bands “El Eructo del Bisonte” (“The Bufalow’s Burp”) and “Palmera” (“Palm Tree”) and has worked by himself with “battle” names such as “Dany Pacheco”, “Dany y los Brujos” (“Dany and the Wizards”) and, currently, “Danny Moore”..
For the last 12 years he works in the touristic areas of the Canary Islands, performing live basically for British and Scandinavian audiences. He offers several possible acts: a rock’n'roll show (his speciality) based on classics like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Bill Halley, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, etc; a country music show featuring classics like John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, The Eagles, etc; a tribute to one of his idols, Jerry Lee Lewis or a wide pop-rock repertoire belonging to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, The Police, Roy Orbison, etc, singing and playing guitar and/or keyboard or, just as a singer, a crooners show with songs made famous by major artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Mat Monro, or Harry Connick. He can perform several of his shows during the same evening or, of course, a random mix of all of them. A mature musician for a mature audience.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, of British mother and Spanish father and he is bilingual. When he is one year old the family moves to Guinea Ecuatorial, a Spanish colony by then, where he spends most of his childhood and at the age of 10, when the country becomes independent, he arrives in Tenerife where his English grandparents had lived for decades. He studies in the Escuelas Pías in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and, as a present for being a good student in his initial year, his parents buy him his first guitar. He takes his first guitar lessons at the age of 11. At school, at the age of 14 he starts playing with short lasting bands with very little resources. He teaches himself to play keyboard with his grandparents’ piano and at the age of 16 he joins, playing piano, the band in a school troupe, that plays “Jesus Christ Superstar” in a mini tour that takes them to several schools in Santa Cruz, to “Parque Sanfrancisco” at Puerto de la Cruz and ends at the “Teatro Guimerá”, the main theatre in the capital city of the island at the time.
In 1976, at the age of 19, he founds the band “El Eructo del Bisonte” with Oscar Santana (bass and vocals) and Carlos Real (drums), his former school mates. A few months later Tomás Pacheco (guitar and vocals), also former student in the same school but with no family links with Danny in spite of their surname, joins the band. They share the same musical tastes: pop, rock’n'roll, rock, etc. Movieplay, a national range record company shows interest in the band and they publish their first L.P. (vinyl, of course) titled with the name of the band, “El Eructo del Bisonte”. This way they become the first band in the Island to record and publish a record for the whole country and they are considerably successful in the Canary Islands. Due to this success the record company offers them a new deal that means some changes that include the band’s name (“The Bufalow’s Burp” was “too much”) and so the band is renamed “Palmera” (“Palm Tree”) and at the same time they “suffer” their first drummer change and while Carlos Real leaves the team, a fantastic percussionist gets in: Fran Gallo. With this new name they publish two L.P.s and a super single and several of their songs enter the hit parade charts of Spain. In 1983, almost seven years after their beginning as a band they split and they only get together again twice, in 1991 and 1994 for a few revival concerts with huge success. Currently, in the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife they are a legend, and their songs prevail passing from one generation to the next.
Danny starts performing for foreign holiday makers until 1991 when he publishes his album “Vuelve el hombre mosca” with the record company “La fábrica Magnética” and in 1992 the singles “Blues del Moquinal” and “Crueldad” with “Multitrack Records”. These two last songs are recorded with the great band that backs him in his live performances: “Los Brujos” (“The Wizards”).
After this, come ten years in Madrid where he works alone, joins bands, sometimes produces, makes commercial jingles etc., highlighting among all this a first class band, in his own words the best musical experience of his life: “Sargento Pepe”. The band features versions of Pop classics and their members are ex members of well known bands like “Granada”, “Asfalto” and “Barón Rojo”.
In 2002 he returns to the Canary Islands where he currently performs since then as well as making occasional tours through European countries like Denmark and Norway.