In a way, she is the cat mask and lion’s mane of platinum blonde hair, but there’s another Dani Bell persona, and beneath that another, like a set of Russian dolls. She’s the unacknowledged daughter of David Hasselhoff. The step-daughter of an Olympic track champion. The biological daughter of a reverend Bell. She might be anybody’s daughter. She might be yours. How old are you?
We know she was born to this life in Chula Vista, California in the 1990s, and practices making celestial harmonies on a digital 8-track recorder in her bedroom. Since 2015, she’s been performing as Dani Bell and the Tarantist, with frequent appearances around San Diego and festival appearances at Bottle Rock and Joshua Tree Music Fest.