SABS 7th Birthday Salute for July 19th from Dan Swinimer

Posted: July 19, 2017

Love it!!! A caffeine induced #SABS7 Birthday Salute... can't beat it!

That kindred spirit there is none other than songwriter, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist - Dan Swinimer!!!

Enter his name and you'll be eligible to WIN a signed CD copy of BOTH SIDES OF THE BAR by JoJo Mason as the daily prize for July 14th, 2017 (click on the picture to read more about the album) and qualify for our HEAVENLY STAY grand prize draw.

One look at Dan's schedule over the past 7 years and you'll realize coffee is not only necessary - it's mandatory!

Truth be told he's been flat out since he started his BC based Manicdown Music back in 2010.  He's keen eye and ear for discovering great talent saw him sign a 17 year old artist by the name of Madeline Merlo.  He worked to secured her a record deal with Open Road Recordings and co-wrote and produced her debut EP, including top 30 hits Sinking Like A Stone” and “Alive”.

Dan and Madeline's work earned a bunch of CCMA and BCCMA nominations and then in 2015, Madeline took home the CCMA “Rising Star” Award. Awesome right?!

Dan found his next artist in 2014 - a fella by the name of JoJo Mason Dan co-wrote, engineered and produced Jojo’s first single, It’s All Good which became the #1 most added song at country radio it’s 1st week of release - "a feat never before accomplished by an indie artist’s debut single in the history of Canadian radio".  From there it's been hit after hit (Good Kinda Love, Red Dress, Made for You), touring, videos, long days, endless nights - until just a last month saw the release of JoJo's debut CD BOTH SIDES OF THE BAR with 604 Records.  They also released another single to radio which is about to go Top 10 y'all!  Enjoy "Something to Wrap My Heart Around" co-written by Dan Swinimer and Frank Myers.   

Now if you're a regular visitor to the site and you've been tuned in to SEA AND BE SCENE TV - you'd already be familiar with Dan's amazing story.  We had the great chance to chat with Dan and JoJo too - following a Songwriters' Circle at the 2015 CCMA's here in Halifax.  You'd not only know of their incredible meeting and journey to date, but you also know that Dan Swinimer is my cousin!!! Cool right?! Here's our extended interview.

As this #SABS7 Salute indicates Dan shows no sign of slowing down his pace (or coffee consumption) anytime soon.  Between songwriting, producing, touring, running a studio and artist management - buddy's flat out! So I'm thrilled he took the time to join in our 7th Birthday Celebration.

Thanks so much Danny - you're the very finest kind! SABS


To watch Ep. 401 SEA AND BE SCENE TV's Sights & Sounds of CCMA Week 2015 click here.

For more information on JoJo Mason visit, follow him on Twitter @jojomasonmusic and Instagram @jojomasonmusic

dan swinimer cpp featureFor more information on Dan Swinimer check out his Cool People Profile here, visit him at, follow him on Twitter @manicdown and on Instagram @danswinimer

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