With a few Juno nominations and eight solo albums to his credit, Danny Michel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters to grace the stage. His honest and straight-forward lyrics, earnest live performances and witty stage banter have earned him a devoted global fan base. If you’ve seen Danny live in concert, you’re probably already a fan. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on “One of this country’s undiscovered musical treasures.” (Toronto Star).
Whether armed with a band of the finest players or up there all alone, Danny slips into any genre with ease, spontaneity and disarming sincerity.
On July 1 2011 Danny released his newest album “Sunset Sea”. Recorded with American Grammy-nominated producer Mark Stockert, the new album was created and partially recorded in Belize, Central America. Danny built excitement and anticipation around his new album with a behind-the-scenes look into his studio and the making of his record. He even challenged his fans from around the world to submit their own tracks for the album. As a result, a few of his own parts were replaced by what he considered “better ones” from his fans. One of the tracks will feature a chorus of fans from around the world. Other guests include Sarah Harmer and more.
Danny is an innovator. A truly independent hard working artist demonstrating that creativity in the digital age can build a rich successful and intimate relationship with fans. He gained publicity in 2008 for making the tracks of his hit single “Feather, Fur & Fin” available for his fans to remix and then posting their versions on his website. The same song recently won the David Suzuki “Playlist for the Planet” contest. For his birthday this past year, Danny “showed the love” to his grateful fans by offering his entire catalogue of music free for download for the day. And again on Canada day, the anniversary of “Sunset Sea”. Continually embracing new ideas in a digital world, Danny predicts the future for music is about to get very exciting for those who wait out the drouth.
In 2011 Danny founded the Danny Michel Ocean Academy fund to help raise scholarships for the Caye Caulker Community School a small non-profit community high school in Belize. To date, he’s raised over $30,000.00 for the school and volunteers there when he can.
When Danny’s not on the road or recording his own music, he shares his production skills and studio with other talent and is quickly becoming a sought after producer with several albums under his belt. Don’t miss your chance to see this dynamic performer.