Daniel Work • songwriter/piano/synths/guitar/lead vocals - He began writing at 17 in Sandusky, Ohio, a song called "Lookin' Back," and is actively performing, writing and recording year round - as many as 200 gigs in a year. Currently, Daniel's the West Coast NW Chapter director, a member of NARAS (Grammy Foundation) and an “ASCAP plus” award recipient. He has a passion for songwriting, is an advocate of the music industry in Portland, OR and enjoys performing for live audiences.

Daniel is a nationally award-winning producer (video/audio/3D animation/interactive), president of "SmileyNote Studios ",inc., founder of " " and a sought after technical director/video editor. Music video credits include: “I’ve Got a Name (Obama)”, & the University of Arizona Wildcat's “R.O.C.K. at the U. of A.”. Since moving to Portland (from Tucson, AZ) in 2006, he has shared the stage, recorded with or co-written with many great NW musical artists including John Nilsen, Marv Ross, Jake Oken-Berg, Doug Smith, Patrick Lamb, Aaron Meyer, Tim Ellis, his bandmates in The Noted and many others. Discography - 
2010 - " SomeThingsTakeTime " - Twleve original songs recorded at Portland's famed KUNG FU BAKERY with Mike Braun (Hall & Oates drummer), co-producer and guitarist Tim Ellis, bassist Albert Reda and other including rock violinist Aaron Meyer. 2012 - a prequel CD entitled " A WORK In Progress ", a collection of 8 home studios tracks recorded over 12 years with 22 friends in three states. The tracks include 6 previously unreleased originals, and a cover of James Taylor's "Fire & Rain" on piano, and Sir Paul McCartney's "Little Willow" Daniel's other interest include playing catch with the family, his two St. Bernards (Aspen and Willow), kayaking, animation, hill hikes, Apple and racing on a Sony Playstation.
Portland, Oregon
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