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Danny Wins FOOM October 2013
Danny has picked up another award for his songwriting efforts recently when he entered the SCALA FOOM Competition.
SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) is
a global songwriting organisation, based in SA, dedicated to
encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers and lyric
writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.
FOOM (Festival OF Original Music) is the song competition and boasts six categories in both live and studio platforms.Danny
won the Studio category with his latest song 'Eternally.' This is a
great testimony to Danny's recording skills as he mixed the song at
home in his computer based studio.
Eternally, a song
he penned for his new love Emilie, is a more upbeat love song. "I
wanted to write a gutsy feel good love song to portray my feelings for
Em. "She loves it so I would've been happy with that, but it's
great to know that other people like it too."
Eternally will be
included on the next release of the SCALA CD which will contain
many of the winning songs from the 2013 competition. It will also be
made downloadable through the SCALA site.
Eternally available for download at TRAKVAN
New Songwriting Award January 2012
Danny has managed to back-to-back win the TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Assoc.) Award for 'Best
Contemporary Song' with his song You don't need wings to fly.
The song was penned for his friend Sam Bailey (see the media release below)
is looking forward to singing the song live just prior to Sam making
his debut flight into his home town of Croppa Creek. "It'll be an
amazing and emotional time for all involved and I can just see the huge
grin on Sam's face when he hops out of the helicopter and into his
MEDIA RELEASE 13September 2011
Coopers Country: Danny wins the double
South Australian singer songwriter, Danny Hooper, has won Coopers Country: The Australian Song Competition.In
a clean sweep, Coopers Animal Health is pleased to announce that Danny
has won both the major prize of $15,000 for his song You’re in good
hands, and the People’s Choice award of $5000 for Dreamland.Danny
will now record his winning entry in Sony Music’s Sydney studio, using
the same soundboard used to produce Michael Jackson’s ground-breaking
album, Thriller.The song will feature in the Coopers Animal Health television commercial in 2012.Hailing
from the famous vineyard town of Clare in Mid North South Australia,
Danny says that he is humbled by the overwhelming support he received
during the competition.“Just walking down the street in
Clare, I was blown away at how many people knew I had entered and that
the word had spread throughout the entire community,” Danny said.“I am usually a pretty fuss-free kind of guy, so all of the support for my music was very humbling.”He
was also quick to recognise the enormity of receiving exposure at the
top level through the Coopers Animal Health television commercial and
Sony Music.“It is not often you have the opportunity to
showcase your music in front of industry executives, so that is
something I’ll grab with both hands,” Danny said.“Coopers
Country is such a unique competition as it was available to everyone,
and we could really make our own luck by getting all our friends and
networks behind it.”Danny grew up singing songs around
the kitchen table with his parents and three sisters - music meant
entertainment for the Hooper family who lived on a remote station in
South Australia’s Mid North.In 1987 aged 18, pen first went to paper and Danny began song writing, penning a tune to his girlfriend.Since,
Danny has won a swag of awards in a career that has seen his songs
achieve time in the Country Music Channel charts and release an album
The Legacy, in 2007.Now, Danny’s music will be heard nationwide as the anthem for Coopers Animal Health.Coopers
are also pleased to announce a second and third prize in the People’s
Choice Award category, with $1,000 worth of RM Williams vouchers
awarded to Darren Mullan for second place, and $500 worth of RM
Williams vouchers to Jeff Crew for third.
Media contact: Angus Rutherford
02 8204 3876; 0408 690 901
In January, 2011 Danny
picked up a TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Assoc.) Award for 'Best
Contemporary Song' with his song Dreamland.
the Prestigious Awards and Concert night held in Tamworth on Wednesday
January 19, Danny was awarded with his prize. "It was a shock, to say
the least. I was invited to perform a couple of songs, that's all, I
which is no stranger to winning awards has previously won awards for
'Best Country Song' at the International Song Competition in Houston
Texas and 'Spirit of Australia' category at the ASA Awards in Sydney.
It has been picked up by several singing choir groups
Australia, and recently chosen for a licencing deal with ABC (more
about that one later).
was a great welcome back to Tamworth", Danny says as he hasn't been
able to attend for the previous two years. "The Tamworth Festival was
very positive for me and all of my performances were received very
well", he adds.
A huge coo for Danny was
being invited to perform with David and Merelyn Carter from the highly
successful duo Carter
& Carter at the beautiful Capitol Theatre.
Also on the bill was the very popular Tracy Killeen.
Danny is hoping
will someday become a national song for Australia in some shape or form.
The Ali Way
Media Release 3 May 2010
triple nominee Danny Hooper at work in South Australia’s community,
writes tribute for ‘Ride The Ali Way’
Hooper’s sincerity as a songwriter has never been in doubt.
week, the 2009 ASA triple nominee, and composer of the winning
Spiritual Track of the Year ‘You Don’t Need Wings to Fly’, is in his
home-state’s community playing gigs along the south west coastal route
from Port Lincoln north to Ceduna, promoting and raising funds in the
‘Ride for Ali’ Charity.
Ali is Ali Oestmann, who was
late last year with an inoperable brain tumor. And ‘Ride for
an initiative of a circle of friends, together with the local community
of Ceduna, who united and organised a 400klm bike ride from Port
Lincoln to Ceduna to raise funds to support Ali and her family in their
fight to beat this disease.
Keen to have the opportunity to
the community rally round, and especially to support the project in aid
of one of their own, Hooper from Clare in country South Australia, east
of the peninsula and almost as far away as the ride itself covers,
pitched in when he was approached to write and record a tribute song
for the cause.
‘When I was asked to write this song for Ali,
the tune and the words just flowed’ he said.
sentiment and lyrics in Ali’s song are uplifting and inspirational, a
buoyant expressive parallel similar to tracks on his much commended Rod
McCormack produced CD The Legacy and the award winning ‘You don’t need
Wings to Fly’.
100% of ‘Ride The Ali Way’
CD sales benefit Ali and her family.
and she’ll ride, ride the Ali way”
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Don't Need Wings To Fly
Media Release 6 Nov 2009
Australian Danny Hooper inspires at Sydney’s 29th
ASA Song Awards
song motivated by a good mate struck paydirt for South Australia’s
Danny Hooper two weeks ago. Danny arrived home in Clare,
clutching a prestigious ASA Award after attending a gala night in
Sydney on October 22. With three songs in two categories,
took out the Spiritual Award, a third in the Top 5 and a Top 25
finalist in the Country Award.
Close to his heart, all three
have special meaning for the singer songwriter. Two of the finalist
tracks appear on the Rod McCormack produced debut CD, The Legacy, which
began as a tribute to his dad Kingsley, and became the symbol of the
music legacy Hooper says he wants to pass onto his own
Hooper was a 23 year old, self taught guitarist and singer when he
performed on SA’s Cowboy Swing Show and sang on local radio.
it was the rousing ‘You don’t need wings to fly’
written for, and inspired by his good friend Sam Bailey, that
shone on the night.
a C6|C7 quadriplegic who defied the odds to become a farmer, pilot,
inspirational speaker and best selling author, has now set a next goal
to become the first quadriplegic in the world to fly a helicopter.
Danny met Sam and his equally amazing wife
while at a function in Melrose, South Australia two years ago, where
Danny was singing and Sam and Jenny were speaking.
the 29th ASA Songwriters Awards Presentation Concert where Danny
performed the song, after taking out the Spiritual Category for 2009.
‘The three of us clicked instantly and have become great
I stayed with Sam and Jenny on their
Croppa Creek NSW whilst on my way to Gympie for the Muster last year’
Danny said. ‘We got talking over a few beers and Sam asked me
write a song for his new project, 'Helifirst'.’ Well... I
and the song that surfaced was ‘You don't need wings to fly’.
‘It’s now the theme caption of Sam's website. ‘
writer, Hooper has either gained first or finalist positions almost
every year since 2004. Last year, ‘Just thought you'd like to
know' won the 'Ballad' category. This year, in addition to
Spiritual Award, two songs from his debut CD were named Top 25
finalists, ‘Already Gone’ and high on the list at No 3 ‘She’s the One’.
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more info on ASA www.asai.org.au.
Bailey - An Inspiration
I had the good fortune of meeting up with Sam and Jenny Bailey a
couple of years ago at a function in Melrose. What an
amazing couple they are with an amazing story to tell.
out their site: sambailey.com.au
yourself a favour and buy the book, HEAD OVER
(also now available in CD audio form)
SA Achiever Award
has gained yet another award for his musical achievements. On the 29th
of November 2008, at the
Gawler Starplex Theatre during the audience packed, Annual Country
Music SA Showcase, Danny received his award. The award is
artist who is gaining national success whilst still residing in South
Australia. This is
a new award for the Showcase and Awards night and is a credit
(South Australian Council for Country Music) realising
the challenge faced by young South Australians trying to gain
the Country Music Industry.
Danny says he’s keen to stay
based in the beautiful Clare Valley and
still believes it is possible to have a successful, high profile music
career balanced with a successful family life.
Legacy on iTunes
You can now purchase MP3
downloads of Danny's songs from iTunes.
to go to iTunes
Video Clips on CMC
Every Reason, Heartache and iPod in my ear are
still being shown on the Country Music Channel. Please click HERE
to request them.
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coming up, click here for
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