|Born on: 25.07.1973
Dani Filth (born Daniel Lloyd Davey) is the lyricist, vocalist and founding member of the British black metal band Cradle of Filth. Dani has a 5 octave range making him able to sing bottom bass to top soprano.
Dani was born to Susan Janet Moore and Lawrence John Davey and is the oldest child of four. Dani has two sisters; Amanda (b. 1975) and Rachel (b. 1978); and a brother, Phillip (b.1981). In his youthful years, Dani took his education very seriously, until he started gaining an interest in music (upon the first incarnation of Cradle of Filth, he drew out the band's logo on a piece of notebook paper)
His moniker "Dani" is Hebrew for "bereft of God", versus his real name of Daniel, or "One with God". His earliest bands were Carnival Fruitcake, The Lemon Grove Kids, PDA and Feast of Excrement, and he named Judas Priest, Venom, Emperor, Destruction, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Sabbat, The Misfits, Paradise Lost and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas among his major influences. At the age of eighteen, Filth took up a job at a Chinese restaurant. He later chose his career in music over an internship at a newspaper, although his "Dani's Inferno" column ran for two years in Metal Hammer during the late 1990s.
Cradle had no actual proper record deal (barring an abortive relationship with Tombstone Records) until 1994, when their first album, The Principle of Evil Made Flesh was released by Cacophonous.
He married his girlfriend Toni, on October 31, 2005 in Ipswich, and the two share a daughter, Luna Scarlett (b. February 8, 1999).
He lives in Suffolk, England and is currently working on co-writing The Gospel of Filth with Gavin Baddeley.
Away from Cradle, Dani appeared on the Roadrunner United CD in 2005 (contributing vocals to "Dawn of a Golden Age"), and his high profile has also led to a handful of film and television roles. In 2003 he provided the voice of the eponymous main character in the feature-length animation Dominator.
He is a Luciferian