Dan O'Connell

About

Dan’s a northern lad who’s been on the radio since he was 18.

He’s the Radio X afternoon host. And he’s also on The Weekender, every Saturday from 7pm.

He spent almost 3 years as XFM’s drivetime presenter, broadcasting across the UK, every weekday afternoon from 4pm. He started at XFM in 2010, having previously worked on the old Galaxy network (now Capital FM) from 2005 to 2009.

Dan made his TV presenting debut early in 2012, hosting the brilliant Channel 4 music series ‘Launched at Red Bull Studios’ in which he interviewed the hotly tipped acts for 2012 over 10 episodes.

With a passion for live events, Dan has a long history of involvement in a variety of festivals – having spent 10 weekends at festivals last year reporting for XFM.

He’s been on stage in front of 50,000 people at Party in the Park; covered the Mercury Music Prize live from the awards and spent a month hosting shows for XFM and Coors Light from the top of a mountain in Val d’Isere. He’s also DJ’ed at many festivals – ranging from Lovebox to Secret Garden Party.

Dan’s also a sought-after voice over artist. He’s been the voice of QUEST, Discovery’s ‘rough and tough’ adventure channel and can also be heard on ITV2 and ITV4. At the moment, you can hear him doing “serious”, right across Investigation Discovery in the U.K. and Europe. Dan regularly lends his voice to numerous TV and Radio ads.

His warm and charming attitude puts his guests at ease, always leading to intelligent and inspiring interviews, be they on or off camera.

Away from music, Dan has a huge passion for travel and winter sports.

He also plays the bagpipes, and was once tipped as a future star of Hammer for Team GB after coming third in the Scottish Schools Athletics Championship. Unfortunately, it was later revealed only 3 people had entered, and he was awarded the bronze medal by default. Still counts…

Dan O'Connell Associated Brands

Dan O'Connell Associated Brands

#onelovemanchester
May 31st, 2017

After the recent tragic events in Manchester, #onelovemanchester has been launched to raise money for the victims and their families. A huge concert will take place this Sunday (June 4th) at Old Trafford. As part of this, Ariana Grande is also releasing ‘One Last Time’ as a charity single with all proceeds going towards the #onelovemanchester fund. Dan has been busy recording the voiceover for the worldwide campaign this week. Please help if you can, by buying and downloading the single, which is out now.

London Night Market Opening Party
May 11th, 2017

June 7th 2017 sees the launch of London’s Night Market in Kensington. Dan will, once again, have the pleasure of djing alongside Norman Jay for what should be an awesome opening party in Central London. For your chance to be there, click here: http://londonfoodmonth.co.uk/night-market/

Bushstock 2017
April 18th, 2017

Dan’s first DJ gig of the festival season will be at Bushstock 2017. Nick Mulvey and The Staves headline this year’s London based festivities on June 10th. Set time is 00:00-0200.
More festival dates to follow…

Television

Dan most recently presented Launched at Red Bull Studios. This was a 10 part series for Channel 4/Globe Productions. The show was based around showcasing 10 of the biggest new bands and artists. Dan has a keen interest in music based television and documentaries.

Back to Work

Radio

Starting out at Viking FM in 2000, Dan worked behind the scenes on everything from the breakfast show to Friday Night Kiss.

During his time at university in Leeds, he spent a year working at the student radio station, LSRFM, doing his first “proper radio show”. After finishing his degree, he won a silver student radio award, which led to him being offered the overnight show at Viking FM.

He later moved to Galaxy (now CapitalFM) to present drivetime and weekends across the network. In 2010, he was asked to host the XFM afternoon show, which he went on to present for 2 years.

Shows on Kiss FM and NME Radio followed, with Dan returning to XFM in late 2012, to host drivetime and ‘The Weekender’.

You can currently hear Dan weekdays on Radio X, 1pm-4pm. And Saturday nights from 7pm.

Back to Work

Voiceover

As a voice over, Dan has worked across the board on projects for loads of different clients. His commercial work in the music industry has included campaigns for everybody from Ed Sheeran to the Swedish House Mafia. Other commercial clients include P&G, Smirnoff, Bacardi, Microsoft, Disney and Barclays.

With continuity, Dan has been the voice of Quest, ITV2 and ITV4. He can currently be heard on Investigation Discovery. His work has also included enhancing the second screen experience for ITV, through live continuity and viewer interaction.

Dan’s natural with a touch of northern. Check out his latest work:

For Voice Over Enquiries contact: natalie@wisebuddah.com

Full studio available with ISDN and Audio TX. Files can be delivered as required via WAV, FTP, MP3 or CD.

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DJ

Dan has DJ’ed at some of the biggest events in the UK and around Europe. From Lovebox and Secret Garden Party to Gatecrasher and The Alps.

He also plays corporate parties and has worked with lots of different brands including Coca Cola, Coors Light, LFW, and WKD

For DJ Bookings and Corporate Events email: natalie@wisebuddah.com

Back to Work

Blog 46 – New Music: The Best of 2017…So Far
July 3rd, 2017

Arlissa This young lady from Brixton was on the BBC Sound Poll a few years ago. So technically not new music to the semantic online nerds. However, it’s becoming increasingly common for tracks that are two, or even three years old, to break into the mainstream as “new music”. This big, powerful soulful voice, has … Continue reading “Blog 46 – New Music: The Best of 2017…So Far”

Blog 45 – Dementia
June 23rd, 2017

My writing recently took me to a few words on this personal experience. I normally just keep this stuff in journals, but maybe you, or your family are going through something similar. So I thought I’d share. Granny, the matriarchal, sometimes fierce, yet loving woman, has got dementia. It’s been gradual, and gentle in a … Continue reading “Blog 45 – Dementia”

Blog 44 – New Music: December 2016
January 11th, 2017

Dakota Don’t be fooled, these girls might have that woozy California thing going on, but they’re actually from Amsterdam. There’s a new EP on the way called ‘Leda’. Hazy, West Coast Warpaint vibes. Perfect bit of sunshine for those long winter nights. Have a listen to ‘Icon’: Hollow Coves OK i’m a sucka for Aussie … Continue reading “Blog 44 – New Music: December 2016”

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Charities

Dan is a proud supporter of various projects around the world. Take a look some of the charities that are close to Dan’s heart. Please email nathalie@wisebuddah.com for all requests.

War Child

Warchild now helps over 100,000 children around the world, trapped in conflict zones through no choice of their own.

Global's Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise supports small charities around the UK, who struggle to get heard. They work mostly with young people, and all the money raised has a massive impact on the work they can do, and the people they can reach.

Contact

Dan is represented by Wise Buddah Talent

For General Enquiries: natalie@wisebuddah.com
For Voice Over Enquiries: natalie@wisebuddah.com
For Corporate/DJ Enquiries: natalie@wisebuddah.com