who: Dani Elliott
where: I was raised in Connecticut (Waterbury), but have lived in New York City for more than six years.
what: I’m a saaaanger. Also a songwriter, lover of food, professional hanger-outer with my amazing friends, constant inquisitor, and lover of life – but singing through all of these things mostly.
why: It’s been said before and I’ll be the first to make it a cliché again – singing chose me. It’s my passion. It’s the first thing I did when I realised I could make sound come out of my mouth. I go to sleep and wake up singing if not out loud then definitely in my head.
how: Well, my epiphany came when…haha just kidding. Well if by getting “here” you mean making ends meet as a musician (which I’m totally proud of) then: lots of hard work, practice, hustling for gigs, and learning to find who I am as a musician. Something I think I’ve only started to tap into.
it’s time for you to brag: I’ve been trying to really improve as a songwriter. I released an EP in September. It features some of my new material, which I’m really proud of. I’ve also been able to work and tour with some cool artists this year including Wheatus and M.I.A., not to mention my talented friends who let me sing with them, like Orly and Johanna & The Dusty Floor.
What are you working on right now? I’m in the process of recording more songs and writing when I can. Hopefully, money willing, the next installment of EP’s, if not a full length record, will be out by the end of the year if not, the beginning of 2011.
Where can we find out more about you? www.danielliott.com, www.myspace.com/danielleelliottmusic, www.twitter.com/tweetsfromdani, www.youtube.com/vidsfromdani. You can also download my music for free at www.soundcloud.com/dani-elliott.