Full Name (Nick/Stage name) : Daniel A. Nichols (Uncle Dan)
Age : 69
Hometown and city/town you currently reside : hometown Oklahoma City OK, current Lewisville TX
Occupation : Software Developer
Instagram/Facebook: @therealmantra, facebook.com/therealdan
How did you hear about Metro Idol?
Where and which night did you perform you Preliminary?
Guitars & Growlers, McKinney, Sept 12
How long have you been singing and when did you realize your passion for singing?
Really only for a couple of years, Sudden realization almost out of nowhere 2 years ago
Tell us something interesting about you. Could be anything from random/hidden/rare talents, upbringing, challenges you’ve faced or moment(s) from your childhood, etc. This is where you can express what you would like us to know that sets your apart!
Played trumpet all through school, never thought about singing.
Really came as a shock! Started taking lessons, decided I can sing and discovered so much emotion in singing, never felt that playing trumpet. Oh, and btw, one of my best friends in band, in high school, told me I was tone deaf! This did come from a drummer, lol.
Used to run Marathons, ran NYC 3 times.
Divorced, have a grown son, who’s married. Grew up in OK, moved to TX in 1982.
Love baseball, Sooner Football, reading, movies, Korean Dramas.
Hidden talent, I’m a world class knibbler!
My mom and grandma sang, choir etc. One of biggest regrets is that I discovered my passion for singing after she had passed, she never got to hear me sing.