Happening Artist: Dani Mari

Stephanie Nolt Photography

 

If you’ve been searching for a soulful, spirited, folk-rock  sound with pop essence, then look no further. Dani Mari, a Philadelphia based singer/songwriter who has been captivating her audiences with her Billie Holiday/Patsy Cline like voice for years will be at FDR Park on August 10, 2012 for a free outdoor music festival.

Dani Mari’s music is exploding with intelligent lyrics and clever melodies, a real hearty, soulful, sound that will surely captivate you from the moment you hear one of her hit singles “Vampire” or “Impulsive“. Often compared to the likes of Billie Holiday, Mazzy Star, Radiohead, Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan, this local artist is definately Happening!

PH: What inspires you most as an artist?

DM: I am inspired everyday by all of the talented musicians I have met since I have been in Philadelphia.

PH: Do you play any instruments as well?

DM: I play guitar, piano and sing. I was classically trained on piano starting in the 2nd grade. I studied voice at West Chester University and minored in Piano. I started to learn how to play guitar in college and began writing my own music at that time.

PH: What’s your favorite performance or music moment memory to date?

DM:I had the opportunity to open up for Jeffrey Gaines at a little bed & breakfast in Quakertown a few years ago. It was in the dead of winter and there was a snow storm that night. It was a cozy place to perform & Jeffrey Gaines and all the other people I met were extremely nice and accommodating.

Live Performance of Dani Mari

PH: What’s next for Dani Mari?

DM: I’ll be performing & hosting the FDR Park Festival once a month this summer with Reverend TJ McGlinchey. The next one is this Friday. I am also in the process of recording a new album.

PH: What do you want people to know about Dani Mari music?

DM: My music is very honest & mostly about what I am going through at the time that I write the songs. I am very grateful for the people that I have met and have inspired me to keep writing & performing my music.

PH: Anything else you want to share with Philadelphia?

DM: I think it is important for everyone to find something that they are passionate about. My passion and release is music. Philadelphia has been a great place to express this.

Lisa Chosed Photography

If you like what you hear, you can find Dani Mari’s music on iTunes, here; or catch one of her upcoming shows:

Friday, August 31st- FDR Park Summer Concert Series with Ben Arnold & Johnny Miles

FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA 7pm-10pm

Thursday, September 6th- RAW Artists presents: ENSEMBLE

G Lounge, 111 S. 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 8pm

Friday, September 28th- FDR Park Summer Concert Series with Andrew Lipke & Railroad Fever

FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA 7pm-10pm

Saturday, September 29th- Love Park Fall Fest

Love Park, 1500 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA