Daniel Baron is a South African award-winning, chart-topping singer/songwriter and pop/rock/dance artist with an astounding 10 radio hits & a number 1 off his debut album ‘It’s Time’, released in 2012. His sophomore album ‘APOLLO’ was released in 2015, yielding another string of smash hits including ‘Indestructible’, ‘Heartbreak City’ and ‘Free’. In the same year he achieved another number 1 hit with ‘Say What You Want’, a collaboration with Afrikaans super-group ADAM. Baron’s sound carries a distinctive flair and he is known for crossing over genres with inspiring stadium-sized rock anthems, emotional piano ballads and edgy electro-infused pop tunes that have taken the country by storm.
His hit release ‘Not Here’, the epic rock/rap collaboration with hip-hop star, ProVerb hit #1 on the Top40SA in 2013 and remained at the top for 2 weeks. Mega hits like ‘All Over Now’ and ‘So Much More’ also achieved huge chart success, both peaking at #2. The latter remained on the chart for a staggering 18 weeks and was later selected for an advertising campaign for Africa’s major satellite television network DStv. The multiple chart-topping single ‘Say What You Want’ with ADAM was also selected as the soundtrack theme for the block-buster South African-produced film ‘Vir Altyd’. The success of the collaboration led to the release of the EP titled ‘Young & Wild’.
In 2013 he was selected to open for Bon Jovi as a part of the ‘Because We Can’ World Tour. Daniel performed with his band to a crowd of 60 000 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Over and above his local success of album sales, touring, playing at festivals and performing to large audiences and corporates, Baron has also achieved on an international level. In 2013 he embarked on a UK tour where he promoted his album and played a number of shows. In the US he has gained the attentionof various producers for film and music alike. He penned and recorded 3 songs for the international feature documentary film STUCK. ‘Wrongfully Detained’ and two other songs were selected as part of the soundtrack of the film which reviews the worldwide adoption crisis. The music video, was filmed in Ethiopia. Details on the cause can be found on www.bothendsburning.org)
Baron’s music has received recognition from the highly acclaimed
Patrick Magneralla (Manager of Green Day and Goo Goo Dolls). In 2014 Baron recorded a song at
AfterMaster studios in LA with the team behind the Lady Gaga album, The Fame Monster.
He won a Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’ and was nominated for
‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatric Documentary’. The awards applaud South Africa’s
international breakout tunes that go beyond borders to achieve success on a global scale. Daniel has
featured in the Heat Magazine Hot 100 celebrities at the top 20 position. He has also collaborated
with dance duo Pascal & Pearce, as well as Cindy Alter (multi-platinum selling member of 70’s super-group,
Clout). He has gained multiple endorsements including car, hotel and musical instrument sponsorships.
With a songwriting ability that has led him to become very sought-after in the music industry, he has
written songs for other artists and corporates alike.
The song ‘It’s Time’ was written and recorded for our local sporting heroes and was officially presented to 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists Chad Le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh. Daniel Baron is also known for his other big hits ‘Paint My Blue Sky’, ‘Different Feeling’ and dance duet ‘See Thru’. Daniel is a self-taught musician who adds drums and bass to his skills as a songwriter, vocalist and pianist.
Daniel is an ambassador for CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa). In 2014 he started the
‘Rockstars Ride For CANSA’ campaign. Baron rode the JHB 94.7 Cycle Challenge with a team of 12
riders to raise funds for cancer awareness and in memory of his cousin, Matthew who passed away of
cancer at the age of 14. The song ‘A Lion’s Heart’ was also written and released to remember
Matthew and all other cancer victims. Daniel’s greatest aim is to inspire and move people with his music.
“Daniel Baron is one of the rare gems.” - The Citizen
“This is a seamless collection of songs covering everything from love and inspiration to pain and heartache. Daniel Baron’s debut is nothing short of amazing.” - The New Age
The album is filled with pop/ rock gems. It seemed Daniel really worked hard on this album, and the hard work definitely paid off. - People Magazine