Mike Daly

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Mike Daly
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Mike Daly (Songwriter, Producer, Musician).
Background information
Origin New Jersey U.S.
Genres Pop, Rock, Indie, singer-songwriter
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, Musician
Instruments Guitar
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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5] Mike is currently writing and producing many artists, some with whom he has worked include Stephen Kellogg,[6] the Pernice Brothers,[7] 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.[8]

Selected Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Details
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")

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