Johnny McDaid Alternative Artist

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 24th, 1976
United Kingdom



Musical acts

1.Snow Patrol Britpop, Power pop, Folk rock, Post-punk revival, Indie rock, Post-Britpop, Alternative rock

2011 -

Snow Patrol are a British alternative rock band formed at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland in 1994. The group comprises four Northern Irish members; Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, and Scottish member Paul Wilson. Initially an indie rock band, their first three records, the EP Starfighter Pilot, and the studio albums Songs for Polarbears and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent labels Electric Honey and Jeepster. The band signed on to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002. Snow Patrol rose to national fame with their major label debut, Final Straw, in 2003. The album was certified 5Ă— platinum in the UK and eventually sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Their next studio album, Eyes Open, and its hit single, "Chasing Cars", propelled the band to greater international fame. The album topped the UK Album Charts and was the best-selling British album of the year, selling over 6 million copies worldwide.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead Vocals, Guitar 1994
Bass guitar 1994 March 16th, 2005
Percussion, Drums 1997
2001 2003
Backing Vocals, Lead guitar 2002
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar March, 2005
Sampler, Keyboard April, 2005 2013
Backing Vocals, Piano, Guitar 2011


Album title Released Type
Songs for Polarbears 1998 Studio album
When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up 2001 Studio album
Final Straw 2003 Studio album
Eyes Open 2006 Studio album
A Hundred Million Suns 2008 Studio album
Fallen Empires 2011 Studio album


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