ARCHIVED NEWS

Myra Leblanc has released a new single to radio titled "Two Blanket Night" written by Dan McVeigh, Barbara Walton and Rich Howard. The song tells the story of a soldier's spouses perspective when their loved one is sent off to war. The song is currently in medium rotation at CLJS in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.myraleblanc.com

Lana-Gail of Dryden, Ontario has released her first CD titled "Power To Choose". The CD features 6 songs co-written by Dan McVeigh. She held her CD release party at the Central Hotel on December 7, 2004. What makes this CD unique is that Lana-Gail is hearing impaired. The CD is available through the Canadian Hearing Society's website at www.chs.ca. The CD includes:
Power To Choose (McVeigh-Rome)
Looking For A Love And It's You (McVeigh-Balec)
Flying Back To You (McVeigh-Rome)
Lottery Of Love (McVeigh-Joyce)
Collision Course (McVeigh-Joyce)
All Caught Up In Love (McVeigh-Balec)

Dan's song "Missin" (McVeigh-Rome) reached #7 song for November on Buzz Radio's Top 30 Chart

Dan's music can now be heard on several internet radio stations including www.thatscountry.com and www.buzzradio.net

The 2004 Ontario Country Music Awards final ballot nominations were announced. Dan McVeigh was one of 5 nominees for 2004 Future Star. Dan would like to thank all that have voted him to the final list of nominees and he's honoured to be among them.  Dan was featured performing with a full band showcase fincluding Garth Baker on guitar, Bernie German on bass, Jim Bennett on drums and Mary German on backing vocals. The OCPFA Awards weekend was held from Nov 26-28, 2004 at the Lil Big Horn in Cambridge, On.
www.ocpfa.com

Dan continues his recent roll with success with a 2nd place finish against 7 other competitors in the Canadian Open Country Singing Competiton (Songwriting Contest)in Simcoe, On. To see a list of all the winners go to www.cocsc.com

Dan finished in 2nd place at Starquest (a local country music talent competition) held in Waterloo. Dan competed with 6 other finalists through KICX99.5 Sponsored event. For more details go to  http://www.uptowncountrywaterloo.com

"Been There, Done That" stayed 8 weeks at
#1 on JR's Top 50 Indie countdown. For more information check out http://groups.msn.com/JRsCountry

Dan McVeigh & Paul Kacor win Certificate of Achievement award in the 4th annual NSAI/CMT Songwriting contest for their song "Hey Jeannie". Find details at www.nashvillesongwriters.com

 CLICK HERE for his recent single "Been There, Done That". Remember.....it may take a while to download if you have a dial-up connection. The file is 2.43 MB


Dan charted on JR's Top 40 Indie countdown. His song
"Fallen" (McVeigh-Rome) finished at #7 on 
JR's Top 10 songs of 2003. For more information check out
http://groups.msn.com/JRsCountry

Dan McVeigh
& Robert Davis win Certificate of Achievement award in the 3rd annual NSAI/CMT Songwriting contest for their song "I Can't Handle Alone". Find details at www.nashvillesongwriters.com

The OCPFA had a big showcase and fundraiser on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the L'il Big Horn in Cambridge, On. The show was hosted by the Good Brothers and features performances by 12 OCPFA artists including the Good Brothers. Dan performed with a full band, playing songs from his CD "Love And Bridges" and new songs. 

Dan performed a special show at the NSAI Open Mic Night on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Embers Grill in Mississauga. Dan was the feature writer and performed 7 of his songs and was accompanied by NSAI songwriter, Paul Kacor. A packed house enjoyed Dan's music and 15 other talented songwriters who came out to perform from as far away as Owen Sound, Guelph, and Brantford.

The OCPFA BBQ and Showcase was a great day of food and fun for everyone. Dan performed along with about 30 other performers to help support and raise awareness of the Ontario Country Performer & Fan Association. Dan performed Country To The Bone, I Can't Handle Alone, and We Just Drove.

TIN PAN NORTH 2002 was a tremendous success on May 21, 2002 where 14 NSAI songwriters performed their songs for an enthusiastic audience. Dan performed a set with Robert Maciag, Keith Thompson and Len Watkins where each performer played and sang on each others songs. It sounded fantastic. All the performers are looking forward to doing this again when possible.

You can now find Dan's profile on www.atlanticseabreeze.com and his CD is reviewed on the site. You'll find tons of information on numerous artists and events on this great website.

Dan was part of the OCPFA Showcase & Awards weekend held from April 18-21, 2002. Special thanks goes out to Jerry Carroll and all the OCPFA board for a tremendous weekend and a fantastic award show. If you were not there, you missed some amazing entertainment and it was a great chance to meet the who's who in Canadian country music. 

Dan rocked the Wild Horse Saloon in Toronto on April 18 with a rousing set of his original songs. The band included Terry Millar, Jim Bennett, Darrell Goodman, Ian Rome, Robert Maciag and Gayle Ackroyd. It was a tremendous night of music with about 9 other artists performing.

Dan also performed in an acoustic concert at Nashville North on April 20 with Colin Amey, Diane Chase, Jason Barry, Wendell Ferguson and Gil Grand. What great company to share the stage with.

Dan performed 2 songs at the legendary
 Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on April 1. This was Dan's debut  performance where so many of the great songwriter/artists have sat on the stage before him. He also performed a set at the Hall Of Fame Lounge on 
April 3, 2002. Both performances received good responses from the audiences.

The first ever writers night at Embers on March 16, 2002
was a tremendous success. Dan hosted the event which featured 11 performing songwriters and a good listening
audience. Stay tuned for future open mic nights.

Opry North's Country Music Showcase was a tremendous success for Dan and the 3 other artists that performed on 
Feb 23, 2002. Dan started the show with a rousing rendition of "Take It Easy" by the Eagles, followed it with "My Kind Of Girl" by Collin Raye, then finished with an energetic version of his own songs including "Angels Don't Dance Like That", "Country To The Bone", and "Fallen". Dan was backed on the first 3 songs by the Bare Back Riders who did a fabulous job. Special thanks goes out to Kim Jamieson and Wayne Tozzi for organizing this great event.

Dan has an MP3.com site. You can now
hear his single "What I'm Looking For" at 
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/313/dan_mcveigh.html

 

 
   

 

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