“Daniel Rey” is the solo Americana side-project of singer/songwriter Dejan Kralj (day-on kraal), who has spent more than three decades as the bass guitarist and one of the primary songwriters for Milwaukee's reclusive alternative-rock band, The Gufs. The former Atlantic Recording/EMI Publishing Artist and 2012 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall of Fame Inductee is a life-time resident of of the Midwest, Rey (the Spanish translation of Kralj) and divides his time between his current home in Chicago, his musical “hometown” of Milwaukee and a small farm in Southeastern Indiana, which has been the source of his alt-folk/alt-country musings over the last twenty five years. Daniel Rey has been performing throughout the Midwest since 2018 and released his debut LP “Living Low” on Milwaukee’s Red Submarine Records in July 2020. He is currently at work recording his follow-up LP “Too Busy Dying” for release later this year.
Press / Reviews
"Fantastic tunes, killer riffs and haunting lyrics. Daniel Rey makes you feel his sound and believe every word..." Burlap Road
"His music seems to be merged with his being" Happy Lane
"A voice and style all his own but somewhat Dylanesque..." Terrence Driscoll