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Johnny McDaid

Writer

John "Johnny" McDaid, is a writer, musician, producer, engineer and recording artist. McDaid, who comes from Derry, Northern Ireland, was formerly the singer and songwriter of the band Vega4, whose album "You and Others" was produced by Jacknife Lee. Their first single release, "Life Is Beautiful", was in the US Hot AC radio charts Top 40 for 12 weeks in 2007 and was the song for the theatrical trailer of My Sister's Keeper, the Nick Cassavetes Film starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. McDaid, also works with Paul Van Dyk, resulting in "Time Of Our Lives" the single from the Grammy nominated album Reflections. He also wrote and performed the number 1 club chart hit "Home" for Paul van Dyk. The single was awarded Best Track at the 2009 Trance Awards. McDaid performs with Paul van Dyk at selected shows. In 2009, McDaid was the first signing to Snow Patrol's new publishing company, Polar Patrol Publishing. Known to work with styles of music from dance and pop to acoustic singer songwriters, Johnny has written and produced tracks for Carina Round, Ingrid Michaelson and Briskeby's Lise Karlsnes’ whose solo album is due in 2011 on Universal. He has also worked with Snow Patrol, Iain  ( Wikipedia article )

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