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For nearly 50 years now, John Daniels has been a songwriter and composer, working primarily in the field of Gospel and Christian music.   With very little formal music education, John started his working life as an accountant,  until a meeting with long time friend  Dave Pope  and folk group, ‘The Alethians’, led within a few short years to what would become a lifetime journey as a musician.

John grew up just outside Portsmouth on the south coast of England, and any ‘formal’ music education was limited to the two years of piano lessons he took at 11 years old.  Like many others of that era, he learned guitar by playing along to records ... vinyl albums, that is ...  and his involvement in the local church gospel choir and various music groups provided much of his early musical foundation and spurred his interest in songwriting.  


Throughout the mid 1970’s, '80's and early '90's John worked extensively in the British ‘Contemporary Christian Music’  movement of its day as a songwriter, backing musician, producer, musical director and arranger , as well as occasionally his own solo concerts and events.    As well as the many songs of his that were published in the UK at that time, some made their way across the Atlantic to several gospel artists there.   It was on a concert tour in the U.S. and Canada in 1979 that John met his future wife, Tami, to whom he's been married since 1981.     

By the mid 1980’s computer technology was rapidly being incorporated into modern music production and John’s experience in commercial recording studios and later in his own home based studio, provided a strong practical foundation for using this increasingly more sophisticated and growing technology in music production.

In 1991 John and his family moved across the Atlantic and settled for a few years in the Fort Worth area of Texas.   As well as songwriting and a few years spent as Music Minister in a local church there, in 1994 John started writing and producing the original music underscore for an American Christian T.V. program and documentary series called “Day Of Discovery” produced by "Our Daily Bread Ministries".  So for more than twenty years, up until the time when production on the program stopped, John worked on many of their teaching, biographical and dramatic documentaries, including the few years spent living back in England in the late 1990’s, and a final move back to Texas in 2002, where he still lives.

John continues to create and produce  music,  occasionally collaborating with friends and artists, including fellow Brit Charles Timberlake on Charles’s piano based instrumental albums, and a few years ago with Dave Pope on an album including many of their early songs  from the 1970’s and '80's.

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