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DANIEL NIX

Pop/Rock

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Song by Daniel Nix & Loderick Matthews

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion — George Esquivel
Drums – Earl Darling

The first song that Loderick and I wrote together before forming Shaken Not Stirred. The first song we ever cut in a studio. First song we ever had played on the radio. Funny note: Loderick and I love 6/8 as a time signature and the initial structure came together so quickly we called it “15 Minute Orgasm” until I wrote the lyrics.

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion – George Esquivel
Drums – Earl Darling

Oscillating between religion and spirituality while questioning everything, but knowing it’s all too wondrous to be for nothing.

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion/Sax – George Esquivel
Drums – Jim Chapman

I have always loved stylized songs. This was my Spike Jones doing Charlie Mingus.

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Song by Daniel Nix & Loderick Matthews

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Drums – Earl Darling

In June of 1989, I was in a very dark place. I wrote this as a poem (and it was typed on a typewriter). When I met Loderick, he added music and we had our second song together.

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion/Sax – George Esquivel
Drums – John Scully

Second song we had on the radio. Second song about the demise of the environment. Both written in 1990 to 1991. I like to think I was ahead of the curve. 🙂

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Song by Daniel Nix

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Daniel Nix

When loves starts slipping away.

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vox – Daniel Nix
Drums – Chip Abernathy
Sax Solo – George Esquivel

I channeled my inner David Gates for this love song.

Electronica

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Song by Daniel Nix

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Daniel Nix

I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. This was my catharthis and mantra.

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Song by Daniel Nix

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Daniel Nix

Inspired by something we created leaving our galaxy – in my lifetime – wow.

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Song by Daniel Nix

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Daniel Nix

I grew up loving Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Tangerine Dream and Brian Eno. I’ve always loved to craft Electronica songs for my own enjoyment.

Jazz

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion/Sax – George Esquivel
Drums – John Scully

Finding the humor in all the different types of relationships that we all need badly.

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Traditional

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Daniel Nix

This was my feeble attempt to emulate Pat Metheny. It was recorded for a client Christmas album (Spoiler alert:      Greensleeves and What Child is This are the same song.).

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Song by Daniel Nix

Musicians:
Guitar – Loderick Matthews
Bass/Vox – Daniel Nix
Percussion/Sax – George Esquivel
Drums – Earl Darling

I had two dalmations named Simon & Stewart (after two of my favorite drummers: Stewart Copeland and Simon Phillips). I’d play guitar and Simon would dance – while Stewart would lay on the couch and wag him on.

Contact

You can book Daniel as a solo performer, with a small duet or trio, or with a full country or classic rock band. He’s completely self-contained with PA and brings the professionalism of more than 30 years of performing.

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