For anyone who doesn"t know, Daniel has been nominated for ideal International Breakthrough Artist at the Brit awards! :)
If you want to view who else has been nominated and for what click here: http://brits.co.uk/artists/.
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Dan has a bad Day...
Free Loop has actually been disqualified indigenous the UK singles chart.CD1 has a studio recording of poor Day - i m sorry is still in the top 40, i beg your pardon unfortunately makes the single ineligible to chart :(
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Daniel post - 12th august 05
Hey!There was a good article in one of Friday papers, for this reason I thought I"d post it right here :)"Daniel turns a negative day right into a great result"With James blunt blazing a trail and also others - including Britian"s Stephen Fretwell and also America"s Sufjan Stevens - wait in the wings, this summer is ending up being a memorable one for male solo singer-songwriters.The latest troubadour to make his note is 34-year-old singer and pianist Daniel Powter, whose debut single, bad Day, is currently one that the year"s best hits.Indeed, if the wasn"t for the staying power that Blunt"s You"re Beautiful (Britain"s best-seller for the past five weeks), negative Day would have spent the previous fortnight at No. 1.Most singers would be rescue ring by such unexpected success. However the embarrassy Canadian - never pictured without a eco-friendly Kangol hat spanning his shave head - is bemused by his suddenly fame."I"m blown away by everything that"s happening, but I"m still the type of human who stares in ~ the ground as soon as they walk down the street," the says."When i wrote poor Day, ns didn"t care whether or not a record lable signed me. Having actually said that. Ns honestly think people would like my songs. Poor Day might not it is in a very radio-savvy record, but it"s one uplifting song".Jetlagged after ~ a promo pilgrimage to Australia, Powter has actually only to be awake for 30 minutes once I satisfy him in the so late afternoon at his London hotel. Tall and also dark, his unassuming way hides a wary, self-deprecating streak. The surfaces as soon as I questioning him about that hat."I"ve gained this nasty scar top top the back of mine head, and also the hat stops human being from questioning me questions about it," that says.I try to resist, and fail miserably. Luckily, the humours me."I got it from an accident in Vancouver. I was walking between a bus and a car and also ended up with the auto windscreen. It was my fault, together I was rather inebriated at the time. But worse things have actually happened to better people."The hat"s a security blanket, too. I want people to choose me, but I get scared of being in the general public eye. Therefore it"s not am photo thing. And it go come off sometimes."Bad Day became a large hit in Europe after ~ being used on French TV in a Coca-Cola ad. Because that the brother Columbia-born singer, though, the single is a stepping rock to his terrific self-titled debut album, which looks on course to enter the Top 5 this weekend.Its attractive piano-pop has seen Powter likened come Elton John. However while such lofty compare aren"t wholly inaccurate, the Canadian paints with a boarder brush than many solo artists.Alongside the balladry of negative Day, the album functions Britpop-inspired songs such as cost-free Loop and some surprisingly funky tracks sung in a soulful falsetto."When ns was a kid, mine mum supplied to traction me kicking and also screaming to a smyphony orchestra every Sunday," Daniel recalls. "But we likewise listened to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green and also Marvin Gaye. When I make the album, i tried not to copy, yet some of the stuff has actually inevitably seeped through."Powter, who now lives in Santa Monica, California, was raised in the little town of Vernon, in the like the mountain Okanagan sink - "a an excellent place to flourish up and also a good place come leave."One of 4 children, he began playing violin and piano at an early age, yet his development was disrupted when it ended up being clear that he was dyslexic. "I tho can"t read a keep in mind of music," the says. "I was constantly one publication behind everyone else in school. Yet just because I created "the bogs space darking", the didn"t average I to be stupid. Ns knew what i was doing, and it helped in the long term with my music. Ns learned just how to pat by ear."After dropping out of music college in Edmonton at 23, Daniel moved to Vancouver and worked as a gigging musician, "playing in pubs and also dodging the flying beer bottles". The was as soon as he met his existing collaborator Jeff Dawson, a one-time producer of heavy metal bands, that every little thing clicked.Says Powter: "Jeff and also I come from various sides the the fence, but the mix worked well. He brought some rootsy agression to what i was doing, and stopped me ending up being too self-absorbed." The pair cut Powter"s album in Dawson"s apartment - and also made just minor alterations after ~ Daniel signed a deal with Warner brother in 2003. "Sonically, it"s no actually the good. If you hear carefully, you deserve to hear people walking up and also down in the hallway outside."You can also hear someone knocking in ~ Jeff"s door yelling: "Can you males shut up!""But it"s not a document to take as well seriously. We went in to make a fun album, and also that"s what we"ve done. Next time, I"ll perform something different. Possibly I"ll compose some bossa nova country and western songs!"But ns promise I"ll never ever make an album with simply one or two good tracks top top it."I thought that to be a really an excellent article. And also the more I read about Daniel, the an ext I choose him :D
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