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Danielle Barbe is a young rock artist from Pennsylvania, whose self-titled debut album released in March 2010. “Danielle is the real deal, a rare combination of incredible talent and charisma only seen in the biggest stars in the business” says her producer Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, All American Rejects, Plain White Ts). Danielle’s first single Ghost Town and video are available now for free at www.daniellebarbe.com.
Danielle has been singing since age 5, but she was shy growing up. She starred in school plays and recorded her first song at a local studio at age 6. After a decade of singing in musicals and church choirs, she and her brother Dave formed a band in high school, where she crafted her songwriting and her unique rock vocal style.
While in the band, Danielle was the youngest person to compete successfully in several Pittsburgh rock challenges, and the band worked clubs on the East Coast such as Don Hill's in New York City and Peabody’s. In 2007, the band began recording with an established producer, and Danielle continued honing her live skills opening for Rusted Root, Saves The Day, Tantric, and later The Cult at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
The band members went their separate ways in 2009, and Danielle continued writing songs and developing her own unique sound. She quickly attracted the attention of a seasoned Los Angeles production and artist development team who develop independent artists. Danielle’s team soon had her writing with top songwriters such as Michelle Lewis and Rune Westberg, and recording a new album with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Luke Ebbin.
“A good portion of this album has to do with really wanting something more and creating something new for yourself,” says Danielle of her debut album. “Whether it’s in life, love, or just taking all of your things and moving to a new town; this is an album I simply had to make…”
With her debut album and video complete and online, Danielle is attracting the attention of tastemakers and music fans. She played several shows at SXSW 2010 in March, in Texas, and also had several performances in Los Angeles this spring.