Don McLeod has had a prolific career as an artist, writer and producer.
As a producer and award winning song writer since 1992 Don has worked with many writers and artists including; Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams, Aerosmith), Vincent DeGiorgio (N*SYNC, Love Inc), Brian Howes (Daughtry, Hinder, Hedley), Sean Hosien and Dane DeViller (Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson, The Corrs), Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powder), Tommy MacDonald (Hedley), Dallas Smith and Danny Craig (Default), Dale Russell (The Guess Who), Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason), Trevor Guthrie (Soul decision), Vicky Wootten (the Tennessee Three), Chin Injeti (Bass is Bass), Jaydee Bixby. Sherry St Germaine (EMI) and Cory Lee (Juno award nominee) to name a few. Don has crossed over his song-writing abilities to other mediums such as commercials, Movie soundtracks and TV soundtracks which include the popular TV series “Highlander”.
Armed with his experience in the music industry and his exceptional song-writing skills, he has shared his ability with up-and-coming artists through record production, teaching song-writing, artist management and artist development.
Don is the Founder of the School Alliance of Student Songwriters (S.A.S.S.) a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005. SASS is a program that teaches song-writing as well as the ins and outs of the music industry in schools across Canada. www.sass-bc.com
Among other things Don owns The Music Refinery Inc, Has a music career development school with partners Tom Lee music Canada, hosts a web show, was on the 2009 Vancouver Juno awards host committee and is on the Peak Performance Boot Camp Faculty.