Artist of the Month
Proudly English, but with a certain mystique informed by her Indian heritage. Musically devoted to Nashville, but raised on rock ‘n’ roll in Bedfordshire. And the creator of original, personal songs that deserve their own category of Anglo-Americana. Danni Nicholls is all those things and she is already having a remarkable 2017. More Info
In February, after the UK Americana Association’s nomination of her second full-length release, Mockingbird Lane, as UK Album of the Year, Danni performed one of its standout tracks, ‘Beautifully Broken,’ at the Association’s 2017 awards ceremony. Notables from Van Morrison to Jools Holland, not to mention long-time fan and awards show host Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2, were there to observe the occasion with her fellow nominees.
Then, in April, Danni creates history by becoming the first artist to release a live album based on her series of performances on Vintage TV (£1 will be donated to the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins for every CD sold) and marks it with a prestigious London launch gig at the revered St. Pancras Old Church venue. Next, from mid-April through May, she travels the length and breadth of the UK on her most extensive tour to date that includes 28 concerts as the hand-picked opening artist for a genuine British treasure and one of the most successful chart acts of the past four decades - Shakin’ Stevens!
“I feel like 2017 is a magnificent beast awoken from hibernation with full vigour,” says Danni with a laugh, observing her action-packed start to the year. “So much happening so fast and plenty in the pipelines. I’m rather loving it and just trying to keep up.”
Debut ‘A Little Redemption’ was released July 2013 and ‘Mockingbird Lane’ was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine), both recorded in Nashville and produced by Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant).
Danni will be playing in selected Caffè Nero stores as well as at the Cornbury Festival, but in the meantime you will hear her music every day in all Caffè Nero stores at approximately 3.15pm - Enjoy!