From apparently out of nowhere, comes South African singer songwriter Daniel Baron, who, in the space of less than a year, has a remarkable 6 songs simultaneously on rotation across most radio stations across the country. Catchy melodies, meaningful lyrics and a melting voice form a part of the package of this 21 year old hit-maker from Johannesburg who has released well-known singles including ‘Paint My Blue Sky’, ‘Different Feeling’ and ‘Wrongfully Detained’.
The inspirational pop anthem ‘So Much More’ peaked at number two on the Kia Take 40 SA chart and can currently be heard on DSTV as a part of their advertising campaign. His most recent single is the edgy dance duet ‘See Thru’, where he collaborates with the soulful Lizé, a fellow top 10 contestant in local Idols 2009.
In 2010, Daniel traveled to the States on a musical self-discovery trip where he performed at multiple venues. He was scouted by a film producer and wrote and recorded ‘Wrongfully Detained’ and two other songs for an upcoming documentary film ‘STUCK’, which reviews the worldwide adoption crisis. The film and music video, both filmed in Ethiopia, were set for release during the course of 2012.
The follow up single ‘Different Feeling’, an up-beat and heart-racing ballad, had remarkable success on South African radio and was described as simply “amazing” by Patrick Magnerella, manager of Green Day and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Daniel co-wrote the hit Afrikaans song, ‘Liefde Soldaat’, which is performed by the South African boy band ADAM. He has also collaborated with SA rap star Obita and has worked with top producers such as Darryl Torr (Zebra and Giraffe), Kreesan and Myles Shannon. On a whole new front, he has composed songs and jingles for a number of large corporate companies including Adcock Ingram and AcuCheck.
Daniel is a self-taught musician who adds drums and bass to his skills as a songwriter, vocalist and pianist. He has performed in an array of venues including jazz bars, restaurants and theatres and more recently to sold-out audiences at festivals and major music venues. His style of music is best described as pop rock but he adds elements of dance and electonica to give each tune the edge that has ensured him multiple play listing.
A focused and humble disposition have meant that Daniel has been in a strong position to build and maintain relationships in the music industry and this “nice guy” is set to compete confidently with some of the finest local and international talent.
Daniel’s debut album ‘It’s Time’ was released in September 2012 and is produced by up and coming producer Brendan Campbell. It features all 5 of his hits as well as a new singles including the anthem ‘It’s Time’, which is dedicated to the sporting heroes in South Africa as well as ‘A Lion’s Heart’, which was inspired by and written for Daniel’s late cousin Matthew, who passed away from cancer in August 2012.