Daniel Merriweather
Australian musician
Daniel Merriweather
Daniel Paul Merriweather is an Australian R&B recording artist who has worked as a featured vocalist for other artists and has a solo career. His guest vocals are included on album tracks by Disco Montego, Mark Ronson and Phrase. His collaborations with Ronson led to working in the United Kingdom including lead vocals on Ronson's cover version of The Smiths' song "Stop Me" in 2007. Merriweather's debut solo album, Love & War, was released in June 2009.
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Album review: Loved Me Back to Life - old meets bold
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
After a six-year absence, Canadian pop singer, Celine Dion is back with a youthful approach in her new album, Loved Me Back to Life. The songs are raw, edgy and modern with buzz centered on eclectic collaborations with Ne-Yo, Sia, Eg White and others. The pop-icon best known for her powerful and soaring vocals downshifts into a contemporary voice, one that is not immediately recognisable as Dion. Although, she pushes into riskier territory, competing with contemporary artists, the album is as powerful as ever. The songs are current, classy and still play to her strength of having one of the best voices to date. The lead single Loved Me Back To Life, written and produced by Sia, is the most drastic departure from Dion’s trademark sound making it a fitting and questionable choice at the same time. It’s a song that requires multiple listens, making the collaboration duet with Ne-Yo, Incredible a better choice for a lead single. Incredible lives up t ...
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Merriweather slams Celine Dion
Byron Shire News - over 3 years
AUSSIE singer Daniel Merriweather has slammed Celine Dion after she failed to acknowledge he wrote her new song.     
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Friday 26th August – Track of the Day - musicovered
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Merriweather went from being 'that guy' in 2009, to being 'that missing person' soon after. Little has come of the Australian since his global breakthrough (thanks to a little help from Mark Ronson). However, a while back, we came across the
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Diafrix Enlist Daniel Merriweather In New Single, Video - Glasswerk.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
By Michael, Tuesday 23rd August 2011 11.01am (85 views) Australian duo Diafrix make their mark on the UK this summer with "Simple Man" - their first single from new album Pocketful of Dreams - that features fellow Melbournian Daniel Merriweather
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Daniel Merriweather teams up with Diafrix for their new single - Music News
Google News - over 5 years
Australian duo Diafrix are hitting the UK with a bang this summer with 'Simple Man', the first single from their new album 'Pocketful of Dreams', featuring fellow Melbournian Daniel Merriweather. The single, released on September 26th through Illusive
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Would-be pop stars shine in Festival Factors - Basingstoke Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Professional singer Fil Straughan compered the event, belting out the 2009 hit Red by Daniel Merriweather to warm up the crowds. Each performer took their turn at the mike and at the end the eight to make it to the final were Guy Morgan, 27,
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Escape to New York Day 2: Andy Rourke's DJ set - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Merriweather - “Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before” / Fun Lovin' Criminals - “Scooby Snacks” / Echo & The Bunnymen - “Lips Like Sugar” / David Bowie - “Sound and Vision” / CSS - “Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above”
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Digitale Plattform für junge Künstler - Badische Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Haben die Beiden einen neuen Song gecovert und ein Video dazu geschnitten, stellen sie es auf ihre Facebook-Seite und auf Youtube, wie jüngst die Version des Hits "Change" von Daniel Merriweather. "Wir hoffen auf eine Art Schneeball-Effekt: SameDay
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Session Buzz: Who's Recording In & Around NYC — A Monthly Report - SonicScoop
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Merriweather was back for sessions with Dave McCracken, Amanda Ghost and engineer Chris Shaw, Florence + the Machine was in with engineer Andros Rodriguez, and Nathan Larson (A Camp, Shudder To Think) tracked and mixed music for an upcoming film
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Amy Whinehouse - Shangay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Desde entonces, todo es Motown de chichinabo, trompeteos insoportables, Daniel Merriweather y Julian Perretta (que lo sepas, Mark Ronson: algún día pagarás por tus crímenes contra el pop). Vale que la cantante del moño colmenero y el eyeliner de pokera
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Amy Winehouse, Sid Vicious i inni - klub niespełnionych - Głos Wielkopolski
Google News - over 5 years
Jeden, nawet tak rewelacyjny i inspirujący dla całej fali artystów (Adele, Duffy, Daniel Merriweather) pomysł, nie uprawnia do stawiania Amy Winehouse w mitycznym klubie 27. Wiek się w miarę zgadza, ale skromny dorobek Brytyjki nie uprawnia do
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Wiley: 100 % Publishing - Monsters and Critics
Google News - over 5 years
Auf dem 2008 erschienenen 'See Clear Now' waren Daniel Merriweather und Rap-Kollege Kano zu hören, an der Produktion feilten unter anderem Hot Chip, Arthur Baker und Mark Ronson. Die Kritiken waren gemischt, die Chart-Performance blieb unter den
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Event Review – Re:Definition - musicovered (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
We were once again treated to some attention-grabbing Soul, courtesy of Shezar (backed by the UD Vocal Collective), another MPHO song, and then to Abel Miller – who sang a little Daniel Merriweather. However, the early stand-out performer,
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What's going on Wednesday? - Brooklyn Vegan
Google News - over 5 years
It's Mark Ronson week at the Blue Note or something. Tonight is two shows by Daniel Merriweather. Tomorrow is two shows by Samantha Ronson. Soundgarden is in CT tonight. We're giving away tickets to the NY and NJ shows at our Facebook
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Interview: Joel Sarakula - So So Gay
Google News - over 5 years
But asides from Jason Donovan and more recently Daniel Merriweather, there's definitely been a deficit of antipodean musical blokes. Hoping to tip that balance a bit is the lovely Joel Sarakula. After touring and recording across his homeland he's
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It's gonna be a long weekend - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
For those up in the Hamptons this summer, Ricochet is hosting a three-weekend preview at Hamptons hot spot Axe Lounge featuring performances by Daniel Merriweather among others and art from various Manhattan and Hamptons galleries
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Musik im Fernsehen - Höhepunkte 13. und 14.7.2011 - Suite101.de
Google News - over 5 years
Zu Gast sind die Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nutini, Taylor Swift, Grizzly Bear, Booker T. und Gurrumul. Am 14.7.2011, ebenfalls ab 18 Uhr, treten bei Jools Holland Annie Lennox, die New York Dolls, Daniel Merriweather, Little Boots, Lisa Hannigan
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Woodstock 2011 LIVE - The Yorker
Google News - over 5 years
Get Flash 21:31 Poubelle Booms are slowing the pace indoors, with a cover of Daniel Merriweather's 'Red'. 21:26 Right. Video's on it's way, in the meantime why not enjoy the ambient post-rock of The Mountaineering Club on the outdoor stage?
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The Magic Lantern - Cut From Stone Video - I Like Music
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel Merriweather: I Like Music because… it makes me happy. Eddie Halliwell: I Like Music because… its my life! Trip: I Like Music because… is oxygen and we'd all die without it! DJ Deep: I Like Music because… music is my life
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daniel Merriweather
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 31
    In 2013, Australian-American rap group Bliss N Eso worked with Merriweather on the track "Can't Get Rid of This Feeling".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 30
    Merriweather was featured on Australian hip-hop artist Urthboy's single, "Naive Bravado", in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In that same year, Merriweather featured on hip-hop outfit Diafrix's single, "Simple Man".
  • 2011
    Age 29
    However, in August 2011, Merriweather recalled: "It was 12 songs out of a whole bunch of songs that I'd written.
    More Details Hide Details I came up with the idea of calling it The Fifth Season and someone put it on Wikipedia. But it wasn't really an album – it was just a collection of songs. There's a difference". In early 2007, Ronson featured Merriweather's lead vocals on a cover version of The Smiths' song "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" released as "Stop Me". It was re-composed with additional lyrics from the song "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes. Merriweather admitted in an interview with The Guardian that he was not familiar with the Smiths song prior to recording the revised version: "Mark said, 'I want you to sing on this - it's my favourite Smiths song', so I listened to it. I'd heard it once before, but I was never a Smiths fan. But I thought it was beautiful". It was issued as a single in April on Columbia Records and appeared on Ronson's compilation album Version that same month. It was a commercial success in the United Kingdom where it reached number two on the Singles Chart. It peaked in the top 40 on the Swiss and Italian Singles Charts.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In spring 2010, Merriweather toured as the opening act for British light jazz and R&B singer Corinne Bailey Rae.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    Merriweather appeared as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 14 July 2009, performing "Change", and Letterman on 18 February 2010 when he performed "Red".
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    He performed his single "Red" on T4 On The Beach 2009 in Weston-super-Mare.
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    At the 2009 O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park London, Merriweather headlined the second stage where Ronson supported him for half a set on guitar.
    More Details Hide Details Merriweather is set to play at this year's Oxegen festival in Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare, Ireland. He has appeared on television programmes such as The Justin Lee Collins Show and Britain's Got More Talent.
    Merriweather's debut solo album, Love & War, also produced by Ronson, was released in June 2009, which reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and peaked in the top 10 on the Swiss Albums Chart.
    More Details Hide Details It was preceded by the singles "Change" (February) and "Red" (May), which both made the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart. "Change" appeared in the top 10 on the Swiss Singles Top 75. While "Red" was a top 10 hit on the Danish and Irish Singles Charts. On the ARIA Albums Chart, Love & War reached the top 40 and "Change" peaked in the top 50 on the related singles chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2009, he won the Best Male Artist category for Love & War.
    Merriweather's debut solo album, Love & War, was released in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It entered the UK Albums Chart at number two. It was preceded by two singles, "Change" and "Red", which both made the top 10 on the related singles chart. Merriweather has won two ARIA Music Awards, Best Urban Release in 2005 for "She's Got Me" and Best Male Artist in 2009 for Love & War. In addition to his solo career, he has worked as a featured vocalist for other well-known artists. His guest vocals are included on album tracks by Disco Montego, Mark Ronson and Phrase. His collaborations with Ronson led to working in the United Kingdom including lead vocals on Ronson's cover version of The Smiths' song "Stop Me" in 2007. Daniel Paul Merriweather grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Sassafras in the Dandenong Ranges. Both his parents are teachers and he has two brothers. As Merriweather described his family, "My mum's lot are working-class – my granddad was a boxer and fireman, a real man's man – while my dad's parents were missionaries, and he grew up with a tribe in Papua New Guinea." His maternal grandfather, Ted Ellis, was also an Australian rules footballer for North Melbourne and Footscray, while Daniel is an Essendon supporter.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Also, he sang "Stop Me" on stage during Ronson's Glastonbury 2008 set.
    More Details Hide Details Merriweather performed in Australia for the first time since 2006 at the Global Gathering shows in November 2008 with Mark Ronson's Version Players.
    He also played at the 2008 Brit Awards alongside Ronson.
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    On 22 February 2008, he appeared on BBC Radio One with Ronson to perform a special version of his track "Stop Me", as part of the Chris Moyles breakfast show.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    He also performed at the MTV Video Music Awards on 9 September 2007 alongside Ronson who acted as the official DJ for the proceedings.
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    He also performed with Ronson and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the 2007 BBC Electric Proms.
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    During 2007, he toured the UK with Mark Ronson (as well as performing several solo shows).
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In March 2006, Merriweather supported Kanye West on his Australian tour.
    More Details Hide Details He opened for Biz Markie in Brooklyn and Justin Timberlake in London; He has performed live on various radio and television programs, including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Triple J's Hip Hop Show, Radio 1's Live Lounge show, and Australian TV show, Sunrise. He has performed at various festivals and events including the Montreux Jazz Festival (alongside Erick Sermon), the 2004 St Kilda Festival and 2004 Melbourne World AIDS Day Concert.
    In March 2006, Undercover News reported that Merriweather was recording his debut album, The Fifth Season, with Ronson producing.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005, he co-wrote and co-produced much of Phrase's debut album Talk with Force, also lending vocals to three tracks including the single "Catch Phrase".
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    He received an ARIA Award nomination for "City Rules" in the Best Urban Release category at the 2004 ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details "She's Got Me" was released as Merriweather's second single. While neither charted on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart, both became favourites in clubs and urban music circles. "City Rules" won the Most Performed Dance Work category at the APRA Awards of 2005 and "She's Got Me" won the Best Urban Release category at the ARIA Music Awards of 2005. "City Rules" obtained some airplay on the major Australian commercial radio stations FOX FM (Melbourne)/2Day FM and B105.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    He signed with the local label, Marlin Records, which led to work with Mark Ronson, a United Kingdom DJ and guitarist, on the latter's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, ("She's Got Me" and "NYC Rules") in September 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Merriweather signed with Ronson's label, Allido Records, and worked on his debut solo single, "City Rules", as a revised version of "NYC Rules". It was produced by Ronson and featured raps from New York MC Saigon and was issued in early 2004. Other musicians on the single are?uestlove, The Black Eyed Peas' horn section and members of Beck's backing band.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Daniel Merriweather's first commercially released recording was a guest appearance on the track "All I Want" for Australian dance act Disco Montego's self-titled album in September 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at No.17 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1982.
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