Kevin Daniel

Kevin Daniel

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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Biography

Growing up in a small Midwest town in Ohio has been a blessing and a struggle for pop singer and songwriter, Kevin Daniel. “I’ve always been a bit restless, with a curiosity for the unknown, but I’ve really had to step out of my comfort zone to find those experiences.” Raised in a family where music and creativity were always encouraged, Kevin took to classical piano at age four.

Twenty years later that curiosity has yielded quite a range of experiences including competing as a Division I athlete in Cross-Country & Track while in college, accepting a scholarship to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, and a three month sojourn to the East coast of Australia, all the while unsure of where his place in the music industry should be.

The decision to focus on becoming a performing musician, ironically, came while he was halfway around the world. “Traveling around Australia was sort of the catalyst for it all. I was meeting so many great people from around the world and one of the first things people would want to know is “where are you from and what do you do there?” It was strange to hear myself saying that I’ve been pursuing music my entire life, yet I was unsure about what to do next. Most of the people I met who were traveling were doing so because they had no idea what they wanted to do with their life. I was forced to see that my reservations and fears about fully committing to music were holding me back. I started to feel an overwhelming sense of urgency to come home and make something happen.”

Five months later, Kevin was flying to Los Angeles to record an EP with platinum award-winning producer, Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Five For Fighting, Angel Taylor). The result is a collection of six songs penned by Daniel, whose style is both unique and enjoyably familiar. His catchy melodies and distinct voice are a perfect compliment to his honest and sincere approach to songwriting. The EP, "Dreaming 'til Dawn" is available on iTunes and has already been catching the ears of industry folks and fans alike as his single “You and I” climbed to number one on the iHeart Radio charts.

Currently, Kevin is preparing to release his second EP, “All The Wiser” recorded with renowned producer, Andrew Williams (Five For Fighting). Funding for the EP came from a successful Kickstarter Campaign in which Kevin’s fans pledged over $10,000 in support of the project. Following the release of his EP, Kevin will be touring the U.S. throughout the fall of 2011. Whether he’s exciting current fans with new material or silencing a noisy venue full of strangers, it is safe to say that Kevin Daniel has the ability to make an impact on every listener he encounters. Be sure to listen to Kevin's debut EP and join the rapidly growing fanbase from all over the world already keeping tabs on this promising young musician.

Discography

COLLEGE PERFORMANCES
*Wellesley College (Boston, MA)
*Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
*Ohio University (Athens, OH)
*Denison University (Granville, OH)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
*Awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music
*Co-Produced debut EP “Dreaming ‘til Dawn” with Platinum Award-Winning Producer, Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Brendan James, Jason Reeves, Angel Taylor)
*Toured with UK singer-songwriter, Joe Brooks (Universal Records) as well as Jason Reeves (Warner Bros. Records) and Parachute (Island/Mercury Records).
*Raised over $10,000 from fan-based donations in support of the forthcoming sophomore EP, “All The Wiser.”
*Co-Produced the forthcoming EP, “All The Wiser” with Platinum Award-Winning Producer, Andrew Williams (Five For Fighting, Jessica Simpson)
*Endorsed by Sennheiser Microphones (USA)
*The single, “You and I” climbed to the #1 spot on the iHeart Radio charts and was featured on terrestrial radio stations nationwide.

Set List

Kevin can perform several hours of original music and popular cover songs.