Michel at ease with any musical genre

Danny built excitement and anticipation around his new album with a behind-the-scenes look into his studio and the making of his record.

Whether armed with a band of the finest players or up there all alone, Danny Michel slips into any genre with ease, spontaneity and disarming sincerity.

With a few Juno nominations and about eight solo albums to his credit, Michel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters to grace the stage. His honest and straightforward 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,” says the Toronto Star.

Michel performs Oct. 30 at Joe’s Garage.

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.

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 drought.

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.

“Danny Michel has reached a point where his musical vocabulary is so broad, his songwriting/arranging chops so sharp, his guitar playing so distinctive and his taste for the right sonic touch so impeccable that he can do whatever he wants and make it compelling,” says Eye Magazine in a maximum five-star review.

 

The show Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Joe’s Garage is sponsored by The Society For Artistic Development Comox Valley, with a portion of the proceeds going to helping local artists develop their talent and to foster community spirit through the organization of preforming art events.

Tickets are available at Bop City and, due to limitations set out in the rules for the special-occasions liquor license, must be purchased in advance of the show.

— Joe’s Garage

 

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