• Some news!

    Here we are, well into 2014, year of the horse. The Chinese horoscope promises prosperity both in travel and in general success – and I must admit, we’re off to a great start!

    I’m starting a northern and western Canadian tour (Réseau des grands espaces) on which the band and I will be in the « Doghouse » (familiar territory), a giant snow castle and a few more hotspots in the prairies. After having survived this crazy cold winter, I plan on bringing a radiant and warm summer back home with me; we deserve it!@!#?!!

    This spring, I will be teaching weekly songwriting classes with le 100 Nons (at Université Saint-Boniface), and starting a new album production project (still top secret: actually, this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds).
    I’ll be mostly wearing my artistic director/producer hat in the next while – I feel very fortunate to be able to work with talented and inspiring people from across this vast land, a circle that will soon be expanding on the international stage!

    I wish you a wonderful year, hoping that we cross paths very soon. Off to the races!



  • New song in the works

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    A new year, new challenges, and the release of a brand new song to come…

    I’ve had the chance to work with long-time collaborator Norman Dugas to drum up a beautiful lil’ song that will be officially released in six weeks – giving us time to do final tweaks on the video. Here’s a sneak peek of the song to come!

    All the best in 2013, and I hope to see you soon!

    Daniel xo

  • Fall forward?!

    I’ve been blessed with two wonderful awards lately: the Edith Butler 2012 prize from the Société professionnelle des auteurs et compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ), which I received at a brunch-gala in Montréal on September 28th. The who’s who of the Québec scene was there, no freedom toast in site though – it was an honour to be amongst such talented company! A few days later in Regina (the town where the jokes about the town that rhymes with fun abound), HYPERBOLE, my latest album, received the award for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards. A true jet setter weekend fuelled by espresso and good friends!

    Coming down back to earth, I’m looking forward to some upcoming dates in the Maritimes in mid-November in Charlottetown, Moncton and Kedgwick (where I hope to douse myself in stolen maple syrup at a black market price).

    In other news, we’re releasing the video and single for “Popsicle” in English! As of today, see for yourselves what caused a mild scandal in my neighbourhood – me in a full body leotard. The single is also available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

    Leaves are falling, snow is lurking around the corner, but we are moving forward in the excitement of upcoming shows and overseas travel in the new year – stay tuned!

    Daniel xo


An album to make you dance, an album to make you think… Daniel ROA moves us to take a fresh look at the world with all its wretchedness and beauty, and it is in this search for lightness that he invites us to join him.  With this fall’s release of his newest album, Hyperbole, Daniel ROA promises to take us away with his groove, his energy, his ubiquitous joy, and, as always, a wink and a gun. More >