Daniel J. Logan is a freelance percussion player/drummer, recording engineer and producer.
After honing his skills at studios on London’s South Bank, he has been involved with everything from playing with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra to recording the sound of flushing toilets! Brass bands, choirs and mobile phone ringtones as well as the world’s largest collection of American Hand Bells, a 150 year old squeeze box and a tea set are all other things Dan has recorded during his career.
As a session musician playing his own unique percussion setup as well as a more traditional drum kit, Dan has worked with many artists including Thea Gilmore, Emily Maguire, Rod Clements (Lindesfarne), Sam Hollyman and Ashley Fayth on record and in concert. Dan’s percussion kit and playing style is very in demand and he is always working with new and emerging artists… check the blog for up-to-date information.
Dan started working full-time as a sound engineer and producer at Orchard Recording Studios in Cheshire in 2005 before turning freelance in early 2009.
Playing drums, percussion & guitar, Dan has performed in and around the UK, The Isle of Man and New York, USA. His session credits include performances on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Sky TV and a host of local BBC and commercial radio stations.
Dan has produced and recorded many radio adverts aired on stations such as Liverpool City, Signal 1 & 2 and Smooth FM etc. This work has sometimes included performing as voice artist and session musician.
In 2008 Dan was asked to present 2 radio shows on a new commercial radio station, set up by Stoke-on-Trent broadcasting legend, Sam Plank (who once almost shot Dan with an 18th Century pistol!) During his time there, Dan worked as a presenter and producer as well as OB engineer and was often out of the studio on PR work for the station.
Since February 2013 Dan has been working with former BBC Radio Producer Dan Freeman’s production company Radio Static with whom he won a Parsec Award for the critically acclaimed audio series ‘The Minster of Chance’, staring Julian Wadham, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann & Jenny Agutter. See the Other Work tab for more information on sound design and Dan’s other live work with the Replay Acoustic Band.
When he is not playing or recording music, Dan can usually be found in the nearest pub…!
Oh, and the fluffy gentleman seen here is Radley, Dan’s assistant engineer and drum-tech.