Danial Dahlan


Bahasa Malaysia

Mohd Danial Dahlan, known in the music circles as Nell, graduated in Music Performance at A. S. K (Akademi Seni Kebangsaan) . He majored in Drum, with special guidance from Mr Zahid Ahmad, a drummer for Sheila Majid & RTM. Nell was a former marching drummer before he diversified into band drumming. Also graduated in Trinity College London for Drum Performance Grade 8 with Distinction. With his ideas and creativity in drumming, he proud of, turning up as 1st runner-up for The Roland Ultimate V-Drum Championship in 2014. Combining the best of both worlds of percussion defined him as a versatile, precise & refined  percussionist/drummer.

Nell has had a solid 16-years band drumming experience. He also freelances as a drummer for some artists, such as Jamal Abdillah, Siti Nurhaliza. He has worked with Dato Ahmad Nawab one times by performing at Istana Budaya & is also experienced in studio recording works. He maximizes his skill in session works with percussion groups such as No Noise Percussion & others.

Qualifications and Notable Achievements

  • Diploma In Graphic Design
  • Trinity Grade 8 with Distinction in Drum
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
  • Runners Up in Roland V-Drum 2014 Championship.
  • First place in 2008 Asian Drum-Off
  • Represents Malaysia for Digital Drumming 2015

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