Over the past 10 years Blues and Country singer-songwriter Dani Wilde has performed at hundreds of venues and festivals across Europe, America, Canada and Africa; from the main stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall, to the slum communities of Kenya, to Times Square – New York City.
Wilde has secured three number one’s in the Official I-tunes Blues Music Charts (Two self penned songs and a cover of The Rolling Stones “Bitch’ as part of the girl group “Girls With Guitars”). She has also crossed over to the European Country Charts Top 40 placing her alongside Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Radio play internationally has included many a live session for The Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio 2 and Bill Wax’s XFM Bluesville show in the USA.
On her travels, Wilde has performed as the opening act for the likes of Jools Holland, Nazareth, Johnny Winter, Journey, Foreigner, Maddie Prior (Steeleye Span) and Robben Ford, to name but a few. She has also performed on The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise alongside her hero’s Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Womack and Taj Mahal. Live collaborations have included sharing the stage with Pee Wee Ellis at Womad Festival, Christopher Holland, Samantha Fish (Girls With Guitars) and Sue Foley as well as recording with top producers from Stuart Dixon to the legendary Mike Vernon (Clapton/Fleetwood Mac).
Wilde has released three solo studio albums plus the ‘Girls with guitars’ album for Ruf Records (Luther Alison/Jimmy Vaughan/Louisiana Red). She also manages her own independent record label “Bri-Tone Records”.
A passionate advocate for the charity ‘Moving Mountains’ Dani Wilde is also recognised for her humanitarian work fighting to prevent child poverty in Kenya.
Wilde’s new album “Songs about you” will be release this April. The record has been described as “An honest and intimate songbook combining country, blues and gospel into spellbinding melodies and grooves.” Wilde gives a matured and moving vocal performance and demonstrates her best song-writing yet. Producer Stuart Dixon captures a magical performance on the record pulling in some the UK’s top session players including Fergus Gerrand on drums (Madonna/Sting), Roger Inniss on bass (Chaka Khan), Janos Barrista on piano (Jimmy Ruffin), Greg Coulson on Organ (The Selecter), and Bethany Porter on Cello (Peter Gabriel/Kula Shaker).
3 random things you might not know about Dani Wilde:
• She sometimes lectures at Britain and Ireland’s Modern Music Institute
• When she is not touring the world with her band, Wilde performs as a high soprano in a Russian Choir singing Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky
• She has a 1st Class BA HONS Degree and her dissertation was on the subject of using music as a fundraising tool to provide music education in slum communities in Kenya.
Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Sam Brown, Susan Tedeschi, Lyle Lovett, Foy Vance, Albert Collins, Peter Green, Nora Jones, KT Tunstall, Patty Griffin, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Little Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, Vanessa Williams, Oleta Adams, Johnny Cash, Carole King, Joni Mitchell
2015 Concert Dates
07.04.2015 D-79312 Emmendingen – Mehlsack
08.04.2015 D-79400 Kandern – Chabah
09.04.2015 D-90762 Fürth – Kofferfabrik
11.04.2015 D-82392 Habach – Village
13.04.2015 D-56112 Lahnstein – JUKZ
14.04.2015 D-35578 Wetzlar – Franzis
15.04.2015 LU- Luxemburg – Brasserie le Neumunster
17.04.2015 D-21647 Moisburg – Kultur Punkt Moisburg
22.04.2015 NL-7521 VN Enschede – Nix & Meer
23.04.2015 D-40789 Monheim am Rhein – Klangsaiten
24.04.2015 D-59557 Lippstadt – INkultur
25.04.2015 D-70186 Stuttgart – Laboratorium
Kulturzentrum Altstadt e.V., Foyer im Alten Kaufhaus
30.04.2015 Weiden – Toucan
Livebühne Eisching, Haiming
16.5.15 – France – Acoustic Duo – Dani Wilde and Victoria Smith – Lezardrieux festival
03.07.2015 – Blues w leśniczówce Festival
05.07.2015 – Szamotuly Cultural Centre
6.07.2015 – Torun – Hard Rock Pub Pamela: http://www.pubpamela.pl/
22.08.2015 BLUES, SCHMUS & APFELMUS Germany Festival
03/10/15 “Deux Rivières Blues” Festival – France – Duo
Website Dani Wilde : www.daniwilde.com