I have been an active musician for over 20 years, performing in clubs such as the Coach House and Galaxy theatres in Orange County, CA, and Jack's Sugar Shack, the Whiskey Agogo, and others in Los Angeles. I am now composing and doing local performances in the Portland, Oregon area. I've also had the opportunity to open up for artists such as Keb Mo, Suzanna Hoffs, and War.Early in life, I absorbed every lesson I could from friends, family, and favorite recordings, and began singing and playing in Rock and Latin bands in high school. As things progressed, I developed a taste for the blues, looking up to players like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.
In 1993, a fellow musician (Craig Fahey) and I formed Shook Up World, where we got much of the performing experience in the clubs mentioned above. The band got the opportunity to record a CD, You Are Here, at Clear Lake Audio in Burbank, CA, and mixed the project at Paramount Recording Studios. The project was a local success, but unfortunately did not get the follow up it deserved.After several years of compiling more songs and refining my talent, I recorded a solo project in 2002 called Stories.
Currently I am looking for a publishing deal and continue to compose and record new material, both solo and in collaboration with others. Please stay tuned for more releases and enjoy the current material listed here.
A few photos from the past...
2009At the Daniel Work CD release party with Patrick Lamb Tim Ellis and and others...
Photos by: Kim Taylor Photography
I was a finalist in the 2007 Portland Songwriters Association "Road to the Bite". I had the chance to perform at The Mississippi Pizza Pub in North Portland, and ultimately at The Bite of Oregon. Thanks to all that helped run these events and those that competed in the contest. It was a lot of fun!
I also had the opportunity to perform along side Pearl Jam guitarist, Mike McCready, in a Seattle benefit luncheon for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, featuring local singer songwriter, Lauren Zoe Bruno.
At "Studio X" in Seattle recording "Red Ballon".