Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Sessions #6: A Special Performance by Daniel Me
Giant Step returns to Miami Beach for SVEDKA Vodka Sessions #6, with live performance by Australian soul sensation Daniel Merriweather. The event will take place in The Florida Room at Delano, the same venue we had Common perform in for NYE.
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Giant Step and SVEDKA Vodka continue to bring you the very best bands and emerging artists with the SVEDKA Vodka Sessions' intimate showcase series at Morgans Hotel Group luxury properties across the country. The series has already featured Wale with DJ Mark Ronson at Hudson in New York, Peter Bjorn And John with DJ Jason Bentley at SkyBar at Mondrian in West Hollywood, Diane Birch with DJ Anané Vega at Hudson, Nneka with DJ Vikter Duplaix at SkyBar at Mondrian, and Kid Sister with DJ Induce Poolside at Delano in Miami Beach.
Daniel Merriweather was born in Melbourne, Australia to teacher parents. He learned to play the violin by ear at the age of four and was playing Vivaldi concertos by the age of thirteen, even though he still couldn't read music. As a teen he got distracted a lot and ended up getting himself into a lot of trouble, eventually dropping out of high school. After a brief stint at KFC, he decided to give the music thing a try.
Having quickly garnered industry attention in Australia, signing with indie-label Marlin, he begun work on tracks for his debut album that he would later shelve before release because the label just "wasn't ready and that's not how I wanted it to be." Courted by major labels there, few could see beyond the marketplace and how this voice could sit alongside the home-grown rock music that dominated the charts at the time. Thankfully nature intervened and his demos came to the attention of Mark Ronson who instantly fell in love with his voice. What followed was not only the birth of a unique working partnership but also a great friendship. After a couple painstaking years of commuting to and fro from Australia, Mark and partner Rich Kleiman's embryonic label Allido Records, with its new found relationship with J Records, was ready to begin work on bringing Daniel to the masses.
His official debut album, Love & War, was released in the UK in June 2009, to #2 on the charts. Its U.S. release is scheduled for February of this year.