Daniel Rae Bio: He was a Fijian-born musician based in Samoa. He passed away on 22 July 2019 at the age of 58.
Daniel Rae Bio
|Wiki / Biography|
|Full Name||Daniel Rae Costello|
|Birth Place||Suva, Fiji|
|Death Date||22 July 2019|
|Education||Marist Brothers High School|
|Albums||Jungle Walk, Let The World Sing|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
He was born in 1961 in Suva, Fiji and died on 22 July 2019. He has died at the age of 58.
He attended high school in Whangarei, New Zealand. His mother, Jessie Rae was of a Samoan, Rotuman and Scottish descent whereas his father, Dan Costello, was Irish and both were born in Fiji.
He was brought up in Tavua. His father owned a cattle ranch. He moved with his family to Lautoka since he was 5 and has been there since.
He and his younger brother Vince started a band called The Fleet Swingers when he was in Grade 7. His brother was the lead singer.
While in New Zealand, Costello took much interest in rugby, soccer, and generic athletics, and represented North Auckland in the “Under 17” soccer team.
He completed his last year of school in Suva, Fiji, at Marist Brothers High School, where he won the school’s talent contest for that year.
He was later asked to perform at Suva Grammar School as a guest artist, and there met his future wife, Corrina.
After winning a few talent contests, he joined a small group called The Beachcomber Boys who performed daily at the Beachcomber Island Resort.
Daniel Rae recorded his first solo album called “Tropical Sunset” In 1979. His album, Lania which was a huge success in Fiji and around the Pacific.
After his mother died in 1985, Daniel changed his name to Daniel Rae Costello. He moved to Australia where he wrote two songs, Samba and Take me to the Island.
then Daniel returned to Fiji and started his own Studio and Production Suite called “Tango Sound Productions” and recorded his first big hit album, Samba.
Daniel has recorded 30 albums to date in the last 30 years. He was an accomplished songwriter, composer, arranger, audio engineer, vocalist, musician and producer in the Pacific region.
He recently recorded an album with Toni Willé from the Dutch group Pussycat, called Let The World Sing. The first single, originally a hit for Pussycat Georgie gained numerous airplay on Fiji radio.
Death and Cause
Daniel Rae died on 22 July 2019. He has died at the age of 58. No cause of death was provided.
One of our favourite artists on 531pi – Daniel Rae Costello has passed away. Tune in to Breakfast this morning we'll be playing his music every hour to celebrate his legendary contribution to music! pic.twitter.com/Ygu05KcxX1
— 531pi (@531pi) July 22, 2019