Danny Michel

Danny Michel


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The only good thing about NOT shopping in record stores like the good ol' days is you won’t have to figure out what genre to look for Danny under. If that WERE the case, you could try looking under, rock/pop, folk, world or (recently) even classical. His own self-described musical ADD has kept his music fresh for decades now. Thoughtful lyrics & charming performances have earned him a devoted fan base, 3 JUNO nominations, The Polaris Prize, CBC’s "Heart Of Gold", and recently winning the CFMA's "Producer Of The Year" and "Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundries" Awards. A 15 year love affair with the country of Belize sent Danny to track down one of his favourite bands the Garifuna Collective where he convinced them to create an album together - Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me - landing him a 3rd JUNO nomination. In 2016 Danny released Matadora his most deeply humanist album to date. The collection explores the environmentalist, pacifist, romanticist, archivist and space enthusiast in Danny Then it was off to the Arctic where Danny recorded Khlebnikov aboard a Soviet-era Russian ice-breaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, during an 18-day expedition. Danny was invited to join “Generator Arctic” by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Danny wrote and recorded the entire album aboard the chip. Once home, his recordings were arranged for brass and strings by film composer Rob Carli. The result is a suite of atmospheric and haunting songs about the Arctic, our planet and our place in it.