Please visit my artist page on Spotify, (Danny Seward) , for an idea of my my self-released work and different skills on offer within all the below areas: 1. Vocalist 2. Songwriter (co-writing to brief) Top Lines, Lyrics 3. Production 4. Mastering 5. Polishing mixes 6. Studio recording 7. Keys/ Synth arranger / composer
I successfully pitched my own demos to my production team at EMI in 2005 to get signed as an artist. I released my own solo album, and also helped arrange this, featuring both as keyboardist/ composer/ writer
I have lots of exprience in self-releasing Music, having crafted my piano, production and writing skills across 25 years. l also have a first class honours degreee in (BA) Popular Music and Recording, and having self- produced and released my own music, and in 2020, I landed my masters in songwriting and production at 'Tileyard' studios (UK) . Tileyard is home to Sigala, Mark Ronson, Prodigy, Lilly Allen
Along with many industry connections, I own my own studio, based in Manchester where I write, co-write to live briefs, produce. I can work remotely , online . I can offer studio sessions and time one- to - one subject to social distancing, or co-writing sessions, production, or track / vocal mastering services.
Studio equipment includes analogue summing console, apollo hardware interface, neve pre-amps, tube compressors and microphones. A separate live room with monitoring, 16 XLR input, patchbays , logic pro with outboard gear, synths, and Mac/ latest plugins. Please listen to my work on Spotify, and let me know your requirements.
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Interview with Danny Seward
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Id have to say writing with my fellow Tileyard students on one song called 'Hold Your Breath', which I produced and self- released. It offers the old school synth chords and arrangements I like most, which often get overlooked in todays music. I was co- writer, artist, and the producer on this
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Literally Ive just released my last single for this year, Im co-writing to brief, and today I also released MP3 collection via my website. Im marketing this, and now turning to help others with their music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Theyd have to ask me. If I cant help a person Ill always try to point them in the right directon
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital plugin emulation of analogue gear is great but still can offer digital limitations. Id say the difference in most aspects is negligible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you like what you hear now, youll like what you hear later.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it all, its not a job because of this. Its a passion.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I have a daughter whos a singer, can you listen to her
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People will always pigeon hole you , lets not also forget the music business is extremely competitive. No one should stop you wanting to be what YOU want to be. I enjoy jumping out of any box im put into. How you are currently perceived is always your biggest misconception.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to hear the talent, and potential . This is important.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you write, sing, make real music, or are a musician, or vocalist, desiring Music that evokes an emotion, Im your man
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Synth Speakers Microphone Macbook Apollo Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was an artist with EMI in 2005, where I was signed to a tv advertised deal. This was fairly rigid in terms of marketing , and I had to deliver a set of cover songs mainly . My original Music was luckily accepted onto my album also, and my desire thereafter was in the development of additional skills within production and songwriting to deliver this. In answer to the question, Ive been playing piano and singing since 1992, and performing, making music since 2001 professionally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique. Blending of styles and genres. Open minded, and adaptable.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: They are all dead. haha. Different etsablished producers and artists/ writers upcoming etc. are my desire from here.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No track is ever finished, and theres no such thing as a demo!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My own in 2020, has been the focus. single track releases plus marketing.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Voice proably. If I had to choose. Pianist close 2nd.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The hook, melodies, piano playing, vocals!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At Tileyard I normally created production demos, co-wrote, or worked with other producers on songs to brief, such as writing for Sigala, Roasting House (sweden/Sony) to brief, or for publishers on site to brief. I can work as a team if a producer is present. which frees the writing process up, or I can work on songs already written requiring production only, or polishing of the sound (stems) , mastering. 2-3 days turnaround for stem work, 2 weeks on productions. or a day (2 hour session) for songwritng (remotely usually) .
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Fully acoustically treated studio 16 XLR , monitoring patchbay, outboard equipment Neve preamps, tube /valve mics (condenser ) Analogue Tube Compressors Analogue summing mixer NS10 monitoring / multi speaker referencing MAC . Logic X Plugins , native, 3rd party Remote working possible (online, zoom, skype etc)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder Freddie Mercury Quincy Jones The Weeknd Michael Jackson Sia Calvin Harris Sigala
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriter, Pianist ,Vocalist, Production, Self-release (as an artist) , limited music marketing, promotion. editing, Vocal production, synth arrangements, professional pianist (by ear) , mastering services.