31 days in Wellington, day 13: 'Jack of No Trades' by Daniel McClelland (c) 2016. From his upcoming debut album, 'Jack Of No Trades' fuses together three primary influences: the dense harmonies of The Beach Boys, the aggressive drums of Dangerous-era Michael Jackson, and Nirvana's wobbly guitar solos. The song tells the story of a broken man, wary of falling in love again, despite his new lover's allure.
Daniel moved from Wellington to New York in 2013. Supported by a day-job in software development, he spent his evenings consuming the best live music scene in America. After seeing hundreds of the best bands and artists, he decided to throw his own sequined hat in the ring. He began recording a 16-track debut album that fuses together three genres: grunge, surf-harmony rock and 90s R&B's New Jack Swing. Performing all instruments himself, McClelland embraced the multi-layered copy-and-paste production techniques used by influential producers like Kanye West, Butch Vig, Rob Cavallo and Teddy Riley. In a previous life, Daniel performed musical comedy in Wellington, playing Wellington's Fringe and Comedy Festivals.
31 days in Wellington is proud to feature Daniel McClelland as the 13th day in a series of 31 tracks by Wellington bands and musicians over March 2016.
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), the excellent Wellington food rescue organisation. Your download supports Wellington communities, art and music.
To catch upcoming gigs and hear more from Daniel McClelland, go to: danielmcclelland.com