Dai’s Journal

January 5, 2011

Happy New Year xx

Filed under: Uncategorized — daismith1 @ 9:08 am

Happy New Year everyone xx
Hope 2011 brings you all the Health, Happiness and good fortune you deserve. I had a hectic 2010, working on many exciting and fulfilling projects. Here are a few of the highlights:

The Elements – http://theelements.moonfruit.com/#

The Elements Pop production team, of which I am a member, have been writing for and with lots of artists this year, including …….

Robin Beck – www.robinbeckrocks.com

An American female Singer, Robin topped the singles chart in the UK in 1988, and Germany in 1989 with her single “First Time”, which had come to the public’s attention via its use in a Coca-Cola commercial. Robin has cut the Elements track ‘Baby I’m Not A Bitch’ on her new album ‘The Great Escape’ due for release in Feb 2011.

Electrovamp – www.myspace.com/electrovampofficial

A Welsh electropop duo, consisting of sisters
Tammy and Kally Davies, They have released two singles to date, their debut single, “I Don’t Like the Vibe in the VIP”, released on 31 December 2007, followed by “Drinks Taste Better When They’re Free”, which was released on 13 October 2008 and appears on the soundtrack to the 2008 comedy film ‘How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. The Elements have been co- writing new material with Electrovamp and producing tracks for their forthcoming album.

Kane’d – www.kaned.co.uk

Kane’d are a rock group from Swansea, South Wales, consisting of three sisters, Steph, Stacey and Chez. They have recently been in West Palm Beach Florida recording their debut album at Her Majesty’s Music Room with Producer James Christian of the famed ‘House Of Lords’ www.jameschristianmusic.com. They are managed by Robin Beck’s management company ’Kane Gang Management’. The Elements have been co- writing new material with Kane’d for their forthcoming album.

I have also been writing and producing tracks with –

Karl Morgan – www.karlmorgan.net

Swansea based Singer/Songwriter Karl Morgan
is currently recording his debut album. I have been co- writing tracks with Karl and producing tracks for his forthcoming album.

Katy Lied – www.katylied.com

I have co-written two tracks on the forthcoming Katy Lied album ‘Winter Lightning’

Musical

I am still working on the musical with Allyson Summerhayes, it’s taking longer than expected, due to the variety of other current projects, but should be finished soon!

Summertime

I wrote the track ‘Runaway’ which was featured in the film ‘Summertime’ produced by Tornado films. Summertime is a new, modern film musical with a wholly original screen story, songs and musical score that captures the spirit and updates the traditions of folk-operas such as Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess fusing it with the grit and substance of contemporary fables such as Dancer in the Dark.

Light Films – www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXsW36vhDnE

Allyson Summerhayes and I co-wrote the title track, ‘Stay’ for the short film ‘Potential’.

I will post some more news soon,

Take Care x

Dai

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January 4, 2010

January 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — daismith1 @ 2:20 pm

Hi everyone, just wanted to say Happy new year to you all and hope 2010 is a happy, healthy, successful one

2009 has been a wonderful year, very productive with lots more to come. It has been the busiest year of my life so far! Looking forward to getting busier too!

All of the projects that I have mentioned before are still ongoing; most of my time has been taken up with –

Frankie May/The Elements

I have been co-writing and co-producing an album with Frankie, We have lots of songs finished and are really proud. You will hear this sometime in 2010!
I also have a pop production team with Frankie and Paul Jones from the band ’21 against’. We write and produce songs in all styles and have called the Production team/Band ‘The Elements’. We have lots of songs finished in a variety of contemporary styles and are looking forward to pushing them to various artists in the new year.

Katy Lied

I have been writing more with Duncan from Katy Lied, Duncan came down to my studio Daisy Stores where we co-wrote lots of songs for their next album. I co-wrote three on the last album, ‘Echo Games’ which they are busy promoting now. Check out ‘Echo Games’ if you can, it is available in all good record stores and from all internet outlets.

The Musical

I have been co-writing a Musical with Allyson Summerhayes/Tom Wadlow. We have finished all the songs! And the script is also nearly there! We hope to finish the album of the show by the end of January. I have always wanted to be involved in the writing of a musical; we plan to put it on in 2010!

Musical Film

I have written tracks for a forthcoming musical film, can’t say anymore! Will be released in 2010!

See you sometime in 2010, lots of love Dai xxx

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