By the Fireside is a pseudonym for Daniel Lea, an Alternative rock and Americana musical artist from the United Kingdom. Lea explains that he uses a pseudonym because he often works with various session musicians in his musical projects.Lea recorded two extended play releases, first Battles that Add Up to None followed by Then Came Noon. Both were released in 2007 under the name By the Fireside, and both achieved moderate success. Lea recorded the debut album The Great Hartford Fire in late 2007 and released it on 26 January 2008 through Australian company Rogue Records, a sub-company of and Inertia Distribution. The album follows the mystery of the Great Hartford Circus fire from Connecticut in 1944. Lea recorded the album in his own self-built home studio. Responses to the album from reviewers have been positive. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.