Daniel Powter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

25 February 1971, British Columbia, Canada. Pop rock singer-songwriter Powter enjoyed a notable start to his career when the catchy ‘Bad Day’ became a sizeable European hit during the summer of 2005. Powter was raised in British Columbia and began playing the violin as a child, but dyslexia and peer pressure curtailed any ambitions towards pursuing a classical career. He took up the piano instead and started writing songs, and after an abortive spell at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton decided to dedicate himself to pursuing a career as a solo artist. Powter teamed up with Vancouver-based songwriter Jeff Dawson and produced a number of demo recordings, one of which came to the attention of Warner Brothers Records. After signing a recording contract Powter began work on his debut album with the help of Dawson and respected producer Mitchell Froom. ‘Bad Day’, one of the first tracks completed by the duo, was picked by Coca-Cola to be the theme...

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