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Johnny McDaid wiki: John McDaid (born 24 July 1976) is a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from Derry, Northern Ireland. Johnny McDaid is a member of the band Snow Patrol and has written songs with other artists including Ed Sheeran, Pink and Robbie Williams.
Johnny McDaid Career
Johnny McDaid was the singer and songwriter of the band Vega4, whose second album You and Others were produced by Jacknife Lee. Its first single, “Life Is Beautiful“, was featured on the US Contemporary Radio Charts Top 40 for 12 weeks in 2007, and was the song used for the theatrical trailer of My Sister’s Keeper. In 2009, Johnny McDaid was the first person to sign to Snow Patrol’s publishing company, Polar Patrol Publishing.
Johnny McDaid went on to play guitar and piano and sing backing vocals in the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. While on the road with Snow Patrol, Johnny McDaid was developing his unique style of writing and working with artists in a variety of genres, scoring a hit with Example’s “Say Nothing” which went to number 2 in the UK singles chart in 2012. Collaborations with artists as diverse as Robbie Williams’ “Love My Life”, Biffy Clyro “Howl”, Rudimental “Never Let You Go”, “Bloodstream”, Birdy “Wild Horses” and Kodaline “Love Will Set You Free”.
Johnny McDaid‘s songs have been featured on many television shows, including, One Tree Hill, The Hills, Pushing Daisies, Defying Gravity, and have been used for many HBO network season campaigns, among others. His songs have also been used on various advertising campaigns including Land Rover, Jeep, and RTÉ, and in feature films, including Into the Blue, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Sex Drive. Johnny McDaid produced the “Snow Patrol Remix” of U2’s “Unknown Caller” in January 2010.
Johnny McDaid also has a studio, Fieldwork Music, in North London where he writes, produces and mixes with and for various artists and songwriters. Johnny McDaid has used Fieldwork as a project name for song releases, including the single “This Is Not The End”, which featured in a trailer for the film Edge of Tomorrow.
In 2012, Example released his album The Evolution of Man. The debut single “Say Nothing”, co-written with Johnny McDaid was released in September 2012, debuting at number two on the UK Official Charts. The song was received positively overall and became the best selling song from the album. Digital Spy rated it four stars, calling it “an electronic anthem that’s ready to take over the airwaves” and commenting that it “maintains a sense of depth, proving that despite his questionable celebrity jibes his talent still comes out on top.”
Johnny McDaid Personal life
Johnny McDaid began dating former Friends actress Courteney Cox in late 2013. The couple announced their engagement on 26 June 2014
McDaid lives in London and divides his time between the UK and Los Angeles, where Cox lives.
He has a tattoo on his left arm reading Nuair is gá dom filleadhabhaile, is tú mo réalt eolais (“When I need to get home you’re my guiding light”), an Irish translation of the song “Guiding Light” by fellow Northern Irish musician Foy Vance. Ed Sheeran and Vance both have the same tattoo. The song was written for Johnny’s late father, John McDaid, Sr., who died in July 2011. “Guiding Light” was recorded with Sheeran featured on vocals, and McDaid on vocals and piano.
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