As Melissa Etheridge wrote:
“My intentions are true,
wont you take me with you?”
Not only do I intend to be true as a singer-songwriter and as a performer but I find it rather difficult to express thoughts, emotions and even stories without a core of truth at their centre. You can trust my songs to always lay bare my emotions. I want to share my story. My songs are there to be heard, understood, ridiculed or ignored but they are a doorway to not only my beliefs but to my experience.
I use songs as a means of catharsis, whether writing or listening. Many of my own songs are therefore on the deep and often sad side, but as with life, I try to use humour and a little friendly sarcasm to help me through.
You will find passion and depth but no pretentious poetry! My live performances have been described as smiley, humourous and even flirtatious. Maybe this balances out the themes of my song? You tell me.
I reflect culture as I see it and as I sit within it but with an understanding that people have many different views and perspectives, which I find the most fascinating thing about life. Maybe this is why I don’t ram an idea through my songs or even usually an opinion but merely a feeling that everyone to some extent will have been through at some point in their lives. We all share one main theme. And that is an emotional response to situations. My songs take a situation and express it. That is all. Or maybe I should say that is everything!?
After a sell out Brighton Fringe Festival show Dani teamed up with acclaimed jazz bassist Keith Baxter (presenter Seahaven FM, Road Runners, Rock and Roll Radio, Link Grey and the Dark Country) and was asked to play Brighton Live and Help4Heroes festival, Camberley. Dani’s passionate voice and heartfelt songs also secured her regular spots at ‘Paul Dunton and guests’ at the Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells and The Master Mariner, Brighton Marina. Dani also organised various independent shows at venues including the Theatre Royal, The Brunswick, Hanbury Club and The Latest Music Bar in Brighton, including ‘Dani Blue and Friends'.
“We work so incredibly well together.
There is the perfect mix of passion,
professionalism and laughter between us all”
As Dani’s health continues to improve so does her workload and she is in the process of recording 2 singles and videos due for release Summer 2015.
“Dani’s songwriting draws people in and sadly that’s a rare ability these days. Simple, full of heart and likely to cause the odd tear or two - her stories will move you and if you’re lucky might occasionally tickle too." - Martin Rossiter, Gene, Songwriter.
“Dani Blue’s The Little Girl Song is so emotive it brought tears to my eyes. I’m hugely looking forward to its release.” - Kairen Kemp, Broadcaster & Producer BBC Introducing * Radio Reverb. PR. Editor.
“We loved Dani’s sound, it matched our ambience perfectly and were extremely excited she kicked off the UK tour” - Prezzo CEO Jonathan Kaye.
"Dani's music penetrates the depth of your soul and is performed with a sweet originality and electrifying stage presence" - Maddie Bridgett, The Maddie Live Show, AbsoluteTV.
Take the storytelling of folk, mix with the emotions of country, top up with the attitude of rock, throw in a smile and you have Dani Blue.
Dani's sound and vocals have been likened to Sheryl Crow, Amy Ray, Jewel, Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch.
"Dani Blue is a young local solo musician who is new to the gigging circuit but gaining credibility at an alarming rate and with her talent, passion and emotive songs she's destined to be entertaining us for many years to come."... - Left at the Robot, Local Singer/Songwriter Showcase.
"Dani's music is like a big bubbling pot of winter vegetables with a hint of ginger. Her songs are comfort food" - 'Word4word',Theatre Royal, London.
"When I heard her sound check I thought angels were making love on her tongue" - Mark Little, Raw Talent Rodeo.
“Dani’s vocal is mellifluous, like warm honey on a Sunday morning!” - Theatre Royal, Brighton.