daniivory…and Instagram: t2dani…don’t forget Facebook: facebook.com/daniivoryartist
From What City:
Born and Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but currently a Los Angeles resident.
Top 3 Favorite Songs Out Right Now:
Any song off of my recent EP, but as far as other artists: Burn (Ellie Goulding), Counting Stars (One Republic), Happy (Pharrell)
Top 3 Favorite Movies:
Braveheart, Can’t Buy Me Love, Zoolander
Are You Working On Any Projects?
I just finished my “Forever Yours EP” released February 11 and now available on iTunes and CD Baby. In addition, I am writing for various other mainstream artists and touring as keyboardist for Beyonce.
Tell Us Something About You Most People Don’t Know:
I LOVE tea…all kinds of tea and my favorite tea is Honest Tea because of the inspirational sayings underneath the caps…and because I love them so much I keep a jar of my tea cap collection at home in my kitchen.
Who Are Your Musical Influences?
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, The Beatles, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Teena Marie, Gwen Stefani, Erykah Badu, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Madonna…
What Genre Of Music Do You Consider Your Work To Be?
Soul infused Pop
What Was Your Very First Job?
My first job EVER was singing for weddings and funerals in the church where I grew up in Pennsylvania…then around the same time, I was a summer camp counselor for Orchard Hill Church’s Kidsfest.
How Long Have You Been Singing?
I’ve been singing since I was a child in the children’s choir and as a cantor in my hometown church. As a soloist, I would say 10 years.
How Did You Get Started?
Music was a very prevalent part of my upbringing because my mother was/is a liturgical musician. My very first piano and voice lesson was by my mother when I was around 4 or 5 years old, then playing violin followed shortly after. Now, I play various instruments including keyboard, guitar, mandolin, bass, and basic drums.
Do You Have Any Hidden Talents?
What Are Your Long-Term Career Goals?
I would like to establish myself as a solo artist so I am able to tour the world as a top-billed performer making music that people relate to on a universal scale. I would also like to open my own label to support upcoming artists. In addition to music, I would like to start my own beauty line called Ivory Performance Art and brand my fashion line, which is already in the works.
What Is Some Advice You Would Give To Someone Aspiring To Become A Singer?
Always let your light shine and never stop. Singing is such a free and emotional action that comes from deep within the body…you don’t have to have perfection, but emotion…and breath support! As long as you stay connected to that, people will gravitate to you.