DiEL (Music Dot Com)

DiEL (Music Dot Com)

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Pop - Rock | Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Total Song Plays: 540   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Competitions and Awards

* Songwriter of the Year (Washington Area Music Association Award) for 2005
* Best Male Artist Finalist , International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) 2005
*National Semi-Finalist , International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2005
* A National Winner of 2005 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, sponsored by Performing Songwriter Magazine
* Winner of the prestigious Eddie's Attic Shootout for Performing Songwriters (Atlanta) (also won by John Mayer and Dana Kurtz)
* Gold Prize in the Rock/Alternative category of the Songwriter’s Association of Washington’s 2004 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and Third Place overall among 900 entries
*Winner (twice) of the CJ’s Landing Top-of-the-Tree Songwriter’s Contest (Atlanta)
*Winner of the Zeigler Music Guitar Wars for guitar virtuosity

Music and Video

Superfish Illumination (2002)
Eight Sides of Love (2003)
Missage Is a Mirror HoldYour Breath (2004)
Genrecide (2005)
lights and sound for the lost and found (2005)

BIO and Quotes

"Difficult to categorize, Daniel Lee's brand of soulful pop goes down as one of the best indie performances you ever heard; his vocalizations and incredible guitar work will absolutely MESMERIZE you live!! An amazing guy with such an intimate knowledge of his guitar that it's almost suspect." -- The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

"DANIEL LEE -- missage is a mirror hold your breath: Everything about Daniel's songwriting and production has intensified: the songs that rock out ROCK OUT; the songs that groove hard groove HARD; the songs that sweetly lull you to that serene place do it with eerie grace ... each song ... erupts with a majestic hook worthy of the classic songwriting heroes we all love." -- Seth Horan, recording artist on BMI records.

“There are basically four main qualities that a musical entertainer can and should strive to possess. These are singing ability, proficiency on their instrument, writing ability, and the charismatic capacity to entertain. Many people get by with being good at a couple of these. But when you are, for instance like the Beatles were, great at all four, there is no stopping you. That is what I come away thinking about Daniel Lee.” -- A judge in the prestigious Eddie’s Attic Shootout Competition for Performing Songwriters (which Daniel won, joining a roster of names like John Mayer and Dayna Kurtz).

"Lee combines the laid-back yet unquestionably aware vocals of Ben Harper with a funk-guitar style reminiscent of John Mayer." - Editor's Pick, WashingtonPost.com

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage:
"Lee pairs powerful, percussive acoustic rock with the seductive melodies of his 5-octave vocal range."

Daniel Lee's voice takes center stage with its warmth, character and five-octave range. The lyrics of this English major are refreshing and quirky and fill your mind with pictures. His sophisticated, percussive guitar work captivates. He is amazing live (see quotes above).

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 29-year-old Daniel Lee began studying classical guitar at age 7 and sang in the church choir. He has been writing music and performing in bands since he was a teenager. Daniel Lee has shared stages with Shawn Mullins, Better Than Ezra, David Garza, John Mayer, Ian Moore, Cowboy Mouth, Michelle Malone, Matthew Kahler, David Mead, and Willy Porter, among others.

Daniel Lee has been selected Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore Music Center in the Washington, DC area.

Daniel Lee has performed at festivals in Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and the Washington, DC area.

2006 News
Daniel advanced to the Semi-Final round of judging in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition, a competition with almost 15,000 entries.

Daniel made Best Male Artist Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards.

In February 2006, Daniel was named Songwriter of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association.

In March 2006, Daniel was featured on XM Radio UPOP 29.


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