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Jeff Dawson

:: Daniel Powter, State of Shock, The Dudes, Holly McNarland, Kelly Rowland


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Vancouver based producer/engineer/mixer Jeff Dawson developed and produced the breakthrough debut album "Bad Day" by songwriter Daniel Powter (Warner). After working on Daniel's songs and helping develop the project's sound over 3 years, Warner Bros Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley took one listen and knew he had something extraordinary. Dan's single "Bad Day" was #1 for 5 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 of 2006 and has become an incredible world wide hit with almost 2.2 million downloads and nearly 3 million albums sold.

Don't let the A/C sounds of Daniel Powter fool you. Jeff's ear and musical taste run the full gamut. Recent projects include critically acclaimed and recent EMI released Marcy Playground album “Leaving Wonderland In A Fit Of Rage”, Vancouver’s Art of Dying, Five A.M.’s latest “Raise The Sun”. Jeff produced and recorded 2-year chart toppers, State of Shock and their Canadian certified platinum album “Life, Love and Lies”. Their success is thanks in part to Jeff's ability to work with artists' songs in the writing stage and his focus on catchy “commercial” choruses, great melodies and strong hooks. Dawson's mantra? "It's all about the song." Could be an edgy EMO band, a pop act, a heavy rock band, or a singer/songwriter – the same constant applies to every act Dawson works with – focusing on song structure and arrangement and making the players and vocalist’s performance the best they can be. Radio ready. Demo isn't his favorite word… "Do it once and do it right" says the driven and focused producer. Jeff prefers to start the process by listening to an artist’s upcoming material and using his keen ear and musical "spidey-sense" to pick the gems. Each project has it's distinct sound – Jeff's diversified musical background is reflected in his project choices and these projects successes.

Other projects that Jeff has wrapped up include Load/EMI act The Dudes and their smash hit album “Blood Guts Bruises Cuts”, R&B diva Kelly Rowland’s single “Unity”, Vancouver buzz singer songwriter Stef Lang, pop-metal act Incura, Danny Echo and platinum selling singer/songwriter Holly McNarland (Curve/Universal).

His musicality and innate ability to hear a potential hit is making him a favorite of artists and record labels alike.




Daniel Powter
Album: Daniel Powter
State Of Shock
Album: Life, Love & Lies
Holly McNarland
Album: Chin Up Buttercup
Kelly Rowland
Single: Unity

Album: Raise The Sun