SINGER - SONGWRITER - MUSICIAN

Wilson Daniels, is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter.  He is a recent import to Hamilton, Ontario from Oakville (just down the Lake) - where he was born and raised.  On May 5th, 2017 Wilson released his debut single (as a songwriter) I Got My Girls © to country radio and to #iTunes, #AppleMusic, #Spotify and all other major digital streaming platforms.  I Got My Girls © is co-written and performed by Charissa (KA-RISS-A) - a rising young star from Burlington, ON - It is her debut single as a recording artist.  On August 4th, 2017 the “Official Music Video" for I Got My Girls © was released.  

Most recently Wilson released Whiskey Bride © his debut single (as an recording artist) .  This fun upbeat progressive bluegrass song is sure to get your toes tapping.  Check it out on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube or your other favourite music portal.

In 2010 Wilson decided to pursue his life long dream of becoming a professional songwriter... Since then Wilson's complete catalogue of original work has expanded to almost 200 songs.  In addition to being an accomplished songwriter Wilson is a Royal Conservatory of Music trained pianist. 

Wilson’s melodies and lyrics are often reflective -sometimes spiritual - touching on subjects such as love, heartache, the beauty of life and the tragedy of the human experience. Sometimes raw - Sometimes whimsical - Always a very personal and flavourful musical meal - served up in Wilson’s unique trademark style - imparting a relaxed home-cooked vibe.

Influences


Wilson grew up listening to Motown and Reggae.  "Nothing spent more time on my turntable then Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley - to this day Songs in The Key of Life is my favourite album"  Over the years I listened to a broad spectrum of music and was never constrained by the love of any particular genre.  Rhythm and Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Folk all resonated with me in a special way - but I ingested a lot of Pop and Rock as well.  Over the years Elton John has remained a major influence - perhaps not surprising as I am a piano player - but he inspires me as a technician and a stylist on the piano "I've always had an affinity for his style".  If I were to describe the genre of music that has prevailed in my writing I would have to say it's Southern Soul.  I seem to be drawn to Gospel and many of the ballads I have written that started off as a Country story song have stolen from this and morphed into their own unique form.  I like to call my trademark style Saltwater Soul.

Here is a list of some of the artists who have inspired me:

  • Stevie Wonder

  • Bob Marley

  • Elton John

  • Johnny Cash

  • J.J. Cale

  • Eric Clapton

  • Elvis Presley

  • Damien Rice

  • Alison Krauss

  • Daniel Lanois

  • Tom Waits

  • The Eagles

  • Simon & Garfunkel

  • Neil Young

  • Amos Lee

  • Eddie Vedder

 

   

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