Coast singer cracks top 10 with debut effort

Coast singer/songwriter Jason Daniels has released a four-song EP and plans to tour in early 2018.
Coast singer/songwriter Jason Daniels has released a four-song EP and plans to tour in early 2018. Nathan Scenery Mulick

COAST singer/songwriter Jason Daniels is thrilled with the reach his debut EP achieved after securing top 10 status in the iTunes Australia chart.

The 21-year-old Nambour resident launched his four-song album For When I'm Lost on Wednesday and was surprised by how well it went.

He said it debuted in the iTunes chart at number nine and in the iTunes pop chart at number seven.

"I almost fell off my chair," Mr Daniels said.

"That type of interest to randomly circulate around it is really exciting."

He said he had set up a pre-order system a few weeks before the launch but didn't do much else to promote it.

"On the day of release people jumped on and were sharing it.

"All those numbers coming in at once pushed it up there."

The albums have since fallen through the rankings but Mr Daniels was still taking the flurry as a huge boost.

"It's been really, really special."

Mr Daniels moved to Nambour from the Blue Mountains about three years ago and has been doing gigs on the Coast since.

He recently played at the Caloundra Music Festival and fills regular spots in a couple of Ocean St venues.

It is not enough for him to quit his day job as a guitar and drum tutor but he said the Coast scene seemed to be growing as musicians tried to build their skills into careers.

"A lot of people don't think it is possible until you step in."

His next plan is to take his songs on the road.

"I'm just organising my very first east coast tour in January.

"It should be fun."

Topics:  album debut drums ep guitar music nambour sunshine coast

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