Daniel Hartley

uk recording artist

UK Gospel Reggae Singer-Songwriter - Manchester Wedding and Events Singer - wherever I'm able to bring some joy and happiness with music. You're just as likely to see me singing in church as much as inside a local old-folks home or fronting at a concert / festival or even bouncing on an open mic at a jam night just for the fun of it.

I enjoy writing and singing songs that spark joy, comfort, and healing to help and bless real people with real problems. I equally enjoy writing and performing songs that challenge; that change perspectives and that speak out against injustices. See my repertoire of covers here and BOOK ME NOW for your next event. .

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my repertoire of cover songs

  • Is This Love - Bob Marley

  • No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley

  • One Love - Bob Marley

  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

  • Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas

  • Walk And Don't Look Back - Peter Tosh

  • You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff

  • Rainy Night In Georgia - Nicky Thomas

  • Israelites - Desmond Dekker

  • Book Of Rules - Heptones

  • Danger In Your Eyes - Don Evans & The Paragons

  • Why Did You Leave - Heptones

  • I Wanna Wake Up With You - Boris Gardiner

  • Everything I Own - Ken Boothe

  • Pomps & Pride - The Maytels

  • Baltimore - Nina Simone

  • Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers

  • Pimpers Paradise - Bob Marley

epiphany of a rasta

Daniel Hartley

Daniel Hartley Polson, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, grew up as a Christian youth but at the age of fifteen he became convinced that Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was the Messiah - Jesus Christ in His second advent. However, in a twist of fate, 1987, a year after becoming a member of the Rastafarian group, Twelve Tribes of Israel, Daniel, all unexpectedly, had an alarming revelation to the contrary of his new found but firmly held belief.

Sleeping one night under an open shed at the Twelve Tribes headquarters, Daniel saw in a vision, a pair of hands with an open Bible coming from the blue towards him. It stopped in front of him and remained there till he awoke. For two weeks he worriedly pondered the meaning of this till the penny dropped. It was the same Jesus who had opened the scripture to his disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) two thousand years ago who was now opening the scriptures to him. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8).

The backdrop to this revelation was that the previous night Daniel had sat quietly listening to one brother telling a few others that the Emperor was not Jesus returned but a different person altogether. Though not verbally responding, Daniel thought to himself how sad it was that the brother was not yet aware that the Emperor was indeed the very Christ returned in glory.

Upon reflection, Daniel realised that Christ in His great mercy and love, answered his thoughts by this vision giving him a clear understanding and hence a mandate to lead others away from this particular error of idolatry to the worship of the one true God, our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col 2:9).

After many years of doing dub reggae, as Don Hartley, Daniel has now fully embraced this divinely appointed mandate with the release of his debut Gospel Reggae single, Everybody Should Know.