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Music from John Daly Project Official Site - Musician John Daly Recording Artist John Daly Musician Singer Songwriter MP3 Music Downloads Free MP3s


(You Give Us Money, We'll Give You Fame)

"Hey John Nice to hear from you and thanks for the submission. I like what you've done with the track. It has a good feel and mood. Very interesting and cynical lyrics which are so 100% true! Keep me posted on new material. Ill be in touch when I have finalized all the artists I have chosen. Much Love Alex CMI Music Group"

10/12/2012 Tampa Bay Times Artist of the day:


"I May be a masochist in other regions, but I'm not that much of a masochist that I'm going to pay money to tear myself to bits----reading"  Jimmy Page- On all the nasty critiques Led Zeppelin got in their early career. 11/2011 Critique for Sonicbids EPK (Below) 

RATING SCALE "1" Indicates the Lowest Score "5" Indicates The Highest Score. Recording Quality/Production: 4 Lead Vocals: 4 Musicianship: 4.5 Lyric Writing: 4 Music Composing: 4 Melodies: 5 Song Arrangement: 4 Quality of EPK Content: 4 Overall Delivery: 4 ----------------------------- Dear John, Thanks for submitting the material for the evaluation. I enjoyed the songs very much. Nice work on the writing and performance. The songs are well done and delivered with confidence and sincerity. John Daly Project Brings Blues Rock Track “Don’t Drink the Bottle” to Rock Band (Video Game)! (Below) 


Music is written from the heart and draws inspiration from personal feelings and life experiences. If an event has impacted a musician, they express it through the art they create. John Daly has done this very thing and created the bluesy “Don’t Drink the Bottle,” which we’re proud to bring to the Rock Band Network!

John has been performing since he was young. Born in Levitttown, Pennsylvania, John played locally until he moved to Florida and began recording CDs with a studio band. A man of many talents, John has written many kinds of songs, from Big Band to Country, and is looking to have his music heard in as many places as possible. It’s only natural then that the Rock Band Network would be the next avenue for his music to show up in.

“Don’t Drink the Bottle” is a song about John’s father, who succumbed to alcoholism when John was still young. It’s a perfect portrayal of alcoholism and how it affects not only the alcoholic but the people around him as well. This story is wrapped up in a blues-rock package with catchy guitar riffs and powerful vocals that showcase John’s musical talent.   11/2011 Interview: John Daly's New Video (Below)

Dress up for the strippers

This man needs a meme.
Antoine “Hide Yo Kids” Dodson was just a concerned citizen until AutoTune brought the LOLs.
And Epic Beard Man was nothing more than an angry war vet until the mysterious Amber Lamps ignored him.
Earnest musician John Daly has brought the hair, the strippers and the chroma key – what can you add?

Song: Her Name’s Dazie
Artist: John Daly
Director: John Daly
From: US

How do you style yourself for a music video?

All depends what the subject matter is. I dressed up for Dazie because of the higher class strip clubs depicted in the video. Usually, the bouncers and the doormen are dressed formally.

What is it about strip clubs that are so compelling?

Well, first of all it’s very exciting for the male species to see half/full naked women dancing around, but I wanted to capture the women’s side of it also, which is needing money and what needs to be done to get it.

How long have you been growing your hair for?

I’ve had long hair since the late 90′s.

Do you work with a team of people to make the clips?

So far, no. It’s all me.

How do you collect the video and stills for your music videos?

I shoot most of the video myself. I have other people help out by letting me use their footage sometimes. I take most of the photos from my own collection and also by available Google search photos that depict what I’ve trying to convey in the story.

What’s been the reaction to your music videos?

I’m getting more and more good responses. It takes a lot of promoting to get them in front of decent size audiences.

What are your favorite clips from other artists?

I’ve always loved live classic rock footage. One I can think of right off the bat is Led Zeppelin’s performance of Kashmir at Earls Court in London 1975.

What are your musical goals?

I want to take this thing as far as God will let me. I love this business and want to do nothing else.


AJ & DBS Entertainment interview 2011 (Under Interviews section)


                                                                                                                                       06/09/2010 On the top ten playlist -with the song "Starting Over"  Letter/email notice: "First off, let me tell you congrats on being the single most listened to indie artist on
The Month of September 2008, your song "My Throne" finished the Month as the 7th most popular song (this song beat out a lot of the
mainstream current top 40 tracks). We are proud to have you in our line up and look forward to hearing more great music in the future.
Congrats again from!" letter/email notice: "Congratulations "Meagan won't ya make (me a drink)" unseated one of the previous top songs!
Your song is now among the best 10 music tracks on the page for online radio programmers!" Actual Broadcast > letter/email notice: "John, your song "Same old story (Just a different day) Rocks! It has been voted 4.5 out of 5
by our listeners! Congrats!"
 http://HELLOMUSIC.COM  08/17/2010 Music Feedback report for: The Unemployment Song.......
Energy- We thought your track had rousing energy. You sound confident in your musical skills and the parts you're playing.
Instruments and Rhythm:
We think your Rhythmic elements on this release can hang with the best of them. Tight clean and interesting playing.
Hook: Ah, the elusive hook. A great hook can redeem a troubled song or get a payday for a topnotch band. Your hooks grabbed us. Excellent work!
Crafting interesting lyrics is hard and a completely different art then writing the music.
Clearly you've put some thought into your lyrics. Great work!
Song structure:
We thought this song had a logical structure and all the parts were distinct. A good song structure generally has the repetition and surprise. And we thought you nailed it.



John Daly


Starting Over




Recording Editor

Critique from Song of the Year runner up catagory Dec. 2008


MUSIC: Emotional impact of the musical score; originality.





This is a fun kind of song with an anthemic "time for a comeback" vibe. The lyrics aren’t the most complex but work. The music has a heavy, gritty groove that has a good sound. The title carries a staunch message.

LYRICAL DYNAMICS: Content flow, content clarity (how clear is the story, message or meaning).




INSTRUMENTATION: Musicianship and performance.




COMPOSITION: Instrumental arrangement, rhythm, tempo and creativity.




PRODUCTION: Sound quality, mix, dynamics, and finishing.





 The musical performance has a steady, consistent quality and just grinds along as a solid rocker. The arrangement is clean and sharp with no frills.



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Song Writer Title
John Daly Meagan Won't Ya Make (Me A Drink)
Reviewer ID Reviewer Specialty
#RS1117827 Music Promoter


Section 1


 (Scores below)

LYRICS: Impact of words and phrasing; clarity of content; structural and grammatical.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MUSIC: Emotional impact of the musical score; originality.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

TITLE: Ability to attract listener attention; pertinence to the song.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Emotional Commentary: I truly enjoyed this song.  It tells a intriguing story while maintaining a little bit of humor in it as well.  The emotions the character in the song is feeling is perfectly demonstrated by the title "Meagan Won't Ya Make Me A Drink" very nice job in capturing the image. 



Section 2


 (Scores below)

VOCALS: Vocal acuity, tone quality, and compatibility with musical style.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MUSIC: Composition, originality, musicianship, and general melodic and rhythmic flow.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MELODIES: originality, creativity, and coherence.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


STRUCTURE: Composition elements and arrangement.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

PRODUCTION: Sound quality, mix, dynamics, and finishing.
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Technical Commentary: Everything about this song worked entirely well together.  The music choice, the melodies, and the structure was great.  The sound was clear, the mix was fitting, making this songs overall production perfect.

Section 3


 (Score below)

MARKETABILITY: Sound quality, mix, dynamics, and finishing. 
Weak Average Strong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


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Focus Magazine review 
Focus Magazine
The John Daly Project
Johnny's Quest
If Daly's debut solo album sounds a tad famaliar to you, then you've been bar-hopping around these parts way too long. Over the years, Daly has lent his towering vocals to just about every high-profile hard rock act (including Damn the Torpedoes, Big Brother, Kingpin, Rocky Ruckman et frickin' cetera) in every beach hole-in-wall with a keg tap. His own project is just the sort of retro-edged hard finesse(Boston,Journey,name it claim it) that keeps popping up on the AOR stations around town. So while there's not much new ground broken, there's none intended. For you teetotalers who may have missed, Daly has some of Sammy Hagar's edge, with a lot of Steve Perry's emotion, though he can pull off the more laidback wares of Boz Scaggs at certain moments. This set contains a nice array of tunes( power ballads, epic rockers, ect.) with some chops-heavy playing. Features ZenDen impresario Steve Connelly on stun guitar(way to rawk out, brother man!), guitarist Stephen Haendiges,bassist Willie Moore, drummer John Hartley, and late Riff Raff band bassist Sterling Lee Janacek on his final recording.               

Focus Magazine Review

Groove Magazine review 
Groove Magazine
JOHNNY'S QUEST II - The John Daly Project                                                                     
Recorded at ZEN Studios
          Straight out of the gate JOHNNY'S QUEST II comes at you full speed ahead.  If you're looking for blazing in your face metal it's not.  Actually it's a fresh break from all the growling and screaming you hear these days.  Most of the songs seem to have sort of a POPPY PSYCHEDELIC oriented guitar rock that keeps you coming back for a second and third listen.  JOHNNY'S QUEST gets GGGG's for not following the mainstream and doing it his way as Daly plays most of the instruments and does all the vocals.

Groove Magazine-August 2001

St. Petersburg Times 
St. Petersburg Times
( WWW.JOHNNYSQUEST.COM ) : Largo songwriter
ohnny Daly performs under the moniker Johnny's Quest.the John Daly project,
his second album, is an intensely personal disc exploring different sorts of music
including rock, country pop, even electronica dance pop. Bummer anthem Depressed From Stress is brightened up with mandolin, though Daly does let
trouble get the best of him as he screams the chorus at the song's end. Snazzy
finger snaps and acoustic guitar help Daly celebrate the big guy in the sky on
Greater Power. Daly adopts an androidy drone on the dance cut, Our Fantasies,
intoning, "I'm gonna make you dance with me / You're gonna make romance with me." like a randy robot. He even takes a detour into goofy rap on Ghetto Stuck.
Daly's Project is fun, filled with a sense of play and candidness.

By Gina Vivinetto,
Pop critic for the St.Petersburg times review 2007
John Daly is a sturdy rocker that loves the gritty brand of riffage that plays well in bars and dive clubs. Most musicians would be happy playing covers and throwing his or her song once in a while, but John strives to be a little more than a local pub crawler.
John is open to a massive variety of genres. Outside of hard rock, classic swing, country and alt-rock clip have featured spaces in The John Daly Project. The songs are catchy, accessible and immediate.

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