Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke is a songwriter published by Spacebomb.

Daniel Clarke is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer/teacher born and raised in Richmond, VA. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Jazz Studies program, Daniel has gone on to perform and record all over the world. His playing has been heard everywhere from The White House to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Daniel’s eclectic and prodigious musicianship can’t be contained by one specific genre. His ear for quality has made him a sought after collaborator by artists such as k.d. lang, The War on Drugs, and countless others spanning all genres. He released the 7” single “Diamonds” on Pax Am in 2015. Daniel also serves as the Music Director for SPARC’s Live Art, a program at the leading edge of arts education, integrating performing arts curriculum with special education to create a unique and powerful program for students of all abilities. This program means a great deal to Daniel on a personal level; it is for him a representation of just what the Richmond arts community is capable of when it’s creative visionaries come together with a shared purpose.

“Pianist Daniel Clarke’s greatest asset may not be his talent, which is prodigious, or his charm, which is substantial. His not-so-secret appeal is the genuine, borderline-inspirational joy he takes in [collaborating with] others.” – Style Weekly

“’Diamonds’ is a pristine document of Clarke’s soul and R&B influences, making for an unforgettable listening experience.” – Diffuser

Artists with whom Daniel has written or worked:

Don Was
Todd Herrington
Modern Groove Syndicate
Devil’s Workshop Big Band
Steve Bassett
Jesse Harper
Love Canon
Colin Killalea
Juliana Daugherty
Trey Pollard
Michael McDonald
Paul Williams
Sarah Bareilles
Josh Groban
Sarah McLachlan
Keb’ Mo
Rene Marie
Grace Vanderwaal
Rob Thomas
Colbie Caillat
Rayvon Owen
k.d. lang
War on Drugs
Lake Street Dive
Mandy Moore
Jason Mraz
Natalie Prass
Spacebomb Records
Mike Viola
Matthew E. White
Teddy Thompson
Dan Wilson
The Dixie Chicks
Rachael Yamagata
Johnny Depp
Bob Mould
Jenny Lewis
Jello Biafra
The Kronos Quartet
Chris Stills
Butch Walker




Trey Pollard