Daniel Gauthier was born on April 2, 1959, in Senneterre, Abitibi. He began his musical journey in 1973 when he joined a local band called L'Odyssée. Only three years later, when he was just seventeen, his first professionnal contract convinced him to leave his hometown for Sherbrooke, to join the songwriter Stephen Faulkner who was working on his first solo album. Daniel immediately connected with the beauty of the Eastern Townships and decided to stay there to collaborate on several regional cultural projects. In 1997, after 24 years of work, he finally launched his first solo album: En ce jour et pour toujours. Originally considered strictly a demo, Daniel used this album to introduce his musical universe and to present his multi-instrumentalist approach to the music industry. Even as a demo album, the many positive reviews of his work confirmed that Daniel was on the right path. Three years later, in April 2000, Daniel released his second album, Above the Storm. This album was acclaimed by reviewers from all around the world, many of whom didn't hesitate to call this work "a masterpiece"... Powerful praise for an independently produced album. It took 5 five more years before Daniel made a come back on CD. In April 2005, he released a limited edition CD/DVD of a live performance of the title song "The Wish". The beautiful art layout and the power and energy of the music both confirmed that the album The Wish would be very promising. Finally, November 2008 marked the release date of The Wish (the album). Daniel Gauthier chose to create the album as a "one man project", which made the album a quite impressive undertaking. Gauthier's musical universe is clearly rooted in the progressive movement of the late 70's created by Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd, but the "dg" style has a definite presence in his work. At the moment these words are being written, Daniel Gauthier is working on a new album in French, scheduled to be released in 2009. To be continued ...
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