Mike Daly (Songwriter, Producer, Musician).
|Origin||New Jersey U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, Rock, Indie, singer-songwriter|
|Occupations||Songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, Musician|
|Associated acts||Lana Del Rey, Jason Mraz, Alberta Cross, Grace Potter, Stephen Kellogg|
Mike Daly is an American producer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey, United States. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Soon after, he joined the band Swales and recorded one album, What's His Name? for Bar/None Records. Daly first came to prominence as the Whiskeytown resident multi-instrumentalist / co-writer. He wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the Pneumonia album and has contributed to all of Caitlin Cary's solo releases. In one incident, Daly dragged Ryan Adams, at the time the Whiskeytown frontman, away from security at The Fillmore when they attempted to restrain him after he kicked the monitors into the crowd.
Daly's songs have been recorded by such artists as Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Alberta Cross, Young the Giant, Jessie Baylin, The Plain White T's, Josh Kelley and Jimmy Barnes. Mike is currently writing and producing many artists, some with whom he has worked include Stephen Kellogg, the Pernice Brothers, Ambulance LTD, Patrick Park, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Marie Digby, Georgia, Sherwood, Rachael Yamagata, Young the Giant, Alberta Cross, Breanne Duren, Aslyn and Donavon Frankenreiter. Additionally, Daly has served as a panelist at the South by Southwest Festival, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, and Austin City Limits.
In 2008 Daly wrote his first book, entitled Time Flies When You're In A Coma: The Wisdom Of The Metal Gods, a book which the publisher describes as a collection of "Zen Questions, Daily Affirmations, Meditations, and Words of Wisdom" based on Heavy metal songs. It was released on October 28, 2008.
|2012||Lana Del Rey||Born To Die||Producer, co-writer ("Diet Mountain Dew")|
|Jason Mraz||Love Is a Four Letter Word||Co-writer ("93 Million Miles", "Everything Is Sound", "I'm Coming Over")|
|Alberta Cross||Songs of Patience||Co-producer|
|Kaya Jones||Kaya||Co-writer ("Boyfriend")|
|Jessie Baylin||Little Spark||Co-writer ("Love Is Wasted On the Lovers", "Joy Is Suspicious", "Yuma")|
|2011||Christina Perri||Lovestrong||Musician, vocal arranger|
|Nikki Jean||Pennies In A Jar||Musician|
|The Summer Set||Everything's Fine||Co-writer musician ("Like I Love You","Someone Like You")|
|Breanne Duren||Sparks EP||Producer co-writer|
|Allstar Weekend||All The Way||Co-writer ("Blame It On September")|
|Ocean Is Theory||Future Fears EP||Co-writer ("Best Intentions", "King Size Bed")|
|2010||Grace Potter||Tangled Soundtrack||Producer ("Something That I Want")|
|Young the Giant||Young the Giant||Co-writer ("12 Fingers")|
|Hey Monday||Beneath It All||Vocal producer ("I Don't Wanna Dance")|
|Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Co-writer, vocal producer("Come Down With Love", "Here With You")|
|Jimmy Barnes||Rage and Ruin||Co-writer ("God Or Money", "This Ain't The Day", "Let It Go", "Turn It Round", "Stupid Heart", "Time Can Change", "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead", "Letter From A Dead Heart")|
|Melee||The Masquerade||Co-writer, ("Wedding Dress")|
|The Bigger Lights||The Bigger Lights||Co-writer ("What About Us", "Say What They'll Say")|
|Augie March||'Watch Me Disappear||Vocal producer|
|2009||Sherwood||Qu||Co-writer ("You Are", "Hit the Bottom")|
|Sister Hazel||Release||Co-writer, ("Take A Bow")|
|Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey||Here and Now||Co-writer ("Broken Record")|
|Boh Runga||Right Here||Co-writer ("Dark Horse", "Names In The Sand")|
|Aslyn||The Dandelion Sessions||Co-writer|
|Stephen Kellogg||The Bear||Co-writer, ("Born In The Spring")|
|2008||Jessie Baylin||Firesight||Co-writer ("Want", "I Was On Your Mind")|
|Donavon Frankenreiter||Pass It Around||Co-writer ("Somebody's Something")|
|Sonya Kitchell||This Storm||Co-writer ("Every Drop")|
|Marie Digby||Unfold||Co-writer ("Days Go By"), Producer ("Umbrella", "Stupid For You")|
|The Chapin Sisters||Lake Bottom||Producer|
|2007||Plain White T's||Every Second Counts||Co-writer ("Our Time Now", "Making a Memory", "Figure It Out")|
|Marie Digby||Start Here EP||Producer|
|Stephen Kellogg||Glass Jaw Boxer||Producer (album), co-writer and producer ("4th of July", "Hearts In Pain", "Why You Talking To Me", "Sweetest Goodbye", "Glass Jaw Boxer")|
|Ingram Hill||Cold In California||Co-writer ("You Say Goodbye", "I Hear Goodnight", "Something to Cry To")|
|Adrienne Pierce||Fault Line||Co-writer ("Fault Line"m "Reaching for Me")|
|Grace Potter & The Nocturnals||This Is Somewhere||Producer, musician|
|2006||Oliver Black||6th And Brazos||Producer, co-writer ("See Me Sometime"), co-writer ("Don't Want You")|
|Doc Walker||Doc Walker||Co-writer ("Maria")|
|2005||Stephen Kellogg||One Night in Brookyln EP||Producer (album), co-writer and producer ("Girlfriend As Pretty As You")|
|Stephen Kellogg||Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers||Co-writer ("Maria")|
|Josh Kelley||Almost Honest||Co-writer ("Love Is Breaking My Heart")|
|Jess Klein||Strawberry Lover||Co-writer ("Shonalee")|
|State Radio||Us Against the Crown||Producer|
|2003||Caitlin Cary||I'm Staying Out||Co-writer ("Cello Girl", "Beauty Fades Away", "Empty Room", "You Don't Have To Hide")|
|Fooled By April||Nice To See You||Producer|
|2002||Caitlin Cary||While You Weren't Looking||Co-writer ("Shallow Heart, Shallow Water", "Please Don't Hurry Your Heart", "Sorry", "Pony", "The Fair", "Too Many Keys")|
- "Swales - Bar/None Records". Bar-none.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
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- MySpace.com - Major Bob Music, Inc. - NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country / Pop / Rock - www.myspace.com/majorbobmusic[dead link]
- "CD Universe Sorry". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Pernice Brothers | Discography[dead link]
- Zlozower, Neil. "Time Flies When You're in a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods: Mike Daly, Michael Azerrad, Mark Weiss: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.