Single now available
Dani Black’s newest single, “Mr. Movie Star,” was released on May 22nd. Stream it on iTunes or Spotify.
“I want to connect with as many people as possible musically. That’s what’s important to me.”
A life-long resident of Coquitlam, BC, Canadian singer-songwriter Dani Black has accumulated over 400 hours of on-stage solo performance in the past two years alone.
The fluently bilingual artist has built a reputation as the go-to entertainer in the region – increasingly gracing the stages of festivals, cafés, bars, restaurants, and concerts throughout Metro Vancouver – wowing crowds, often with 60+ songs over four sets. In March 2022, a chance encounter when playing on the beach in Maui, Hawaii had the young entertainer invited to perform at two different venues with Hawaiian music legend Wilmont Kahaialii.
The youngest of 3, Dani’s days are jam-packed – writing, performing and relentlessly pursuing an ongoing training program in voice, guitar, piano and digital production – but also finding time for connecting with friends and playing with the family’s beloved pup: a Westie named Gimli.
One of Dani’s first memories shines a light on her inherent love for all things music.
“I have countless memories of coming home, and hearing my dad at our piano playing Billy Joel or Elton John. I actually can’t remember a time before music.”
Dani shot to TikTok notoriety in January 2021, with 1M+ views of her 20-second rendition of “Wellerman”. In addition, she used her talents for good during the COVID-19 lockdowns, raising $17,500 for local Food Banks through an online concert and Go Fund Me campaign aptly named Music for Meals. Building on this momentum, in April 2021 Dani performed the national anthem at Rogers Arena for her NHL Vancouver Canucks hockey team.
Starting piano lessons at the age of 3 and writing music since 11, the teen counts singing, songwriting, and storytelling among her many talents.
Oh, she also happens to play electric guitar, ukulele, and saxophone on the side.
Her biggest musical inspiration? Taylor Swift… and, well, life.
“I find inspiration for my lyrics in everything from the books that I read, to the TV shows I watch, to the moments and people in my life. I focus on drawing from emotions. Telling a story. Even if you can’t relate to a specific situation like a break-up or losing a loved one, we can all relate to the emotions involved.”