Danielle LoPresti
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Danielle LoPresti

Oakland, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | INDIE | AFTRA

Oakland, CA | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2001
Band Alternative Rock


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"THE HUFFINGTON POST - Best of 2015"

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues came to the international forefront in numerous ways in 2015, and that prominence was, of course, reflected on countless social media outlets.

These incredible videos — all of which swept Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites over the past year — represent 12 months of various LGBT triumphs and tribulations, as well as the community’s often wicked sense of humor.... - The Huffington Post

"BUSTLE Feature Story"

I'm not saying it's the cutest version of the holiday classic to ever be created, but it's basically the cutest version ever created... - Bustle.com

"UPWORTHY feature story"

"Sometimes, the greatest activism we can do is finding the courage to simply be ourselves."

I'm an ally and an advocate, and even I had a moment of pause when I realized I'm not accustomed to seeing very many examples in everyday media featuring complete families like Champion and LoPresti's. Let's work to change that... - Upworthy.com

"Tony Ferguson / A&R, Interscope Records (No Doubt, Hole, L7)"

Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer I've yet to see better. - Tony Ferguson / A&R, Interscope Records (No Doubt, Hole, L7)

"Ani Difranco / Righteous Babe Records"

Danielle's music is raw and emotive, an impressive album for a new millennium where women will seize the music industry and turn it upside-down. - Ani Difranco / Righteous Babe Records

"Brent Harvey, Producer, Los Angeles Music Awards"

...I listen to literally thousands of artists because I HAVE to...I listen to Ms. LoPresti's music because I WANT to... over and over again,"

"...there is something very special about Danielle's music... the compositions, yes... the lyrics, yes... the voice, oh yes! She can make a whisper ...scream!

- Brent Harvey, Producer, Los Angeles Music Awards

"San Diego CityBeat Magazine"

LoPresti has a take-no-prisoners vocal style that makes her a gawk-worthy presence... - San Diego CityBeat Magazine

"San Diego Union Tribune"

[Danielle] comes closer to capturing the mystical qualities of prime Led Zeppelin than anything I can recall by Ann Wilson and Heart - San Diego Union Tribune

"The San Diego Reader"

...soul bordering on hysteria... - The San Diego Reader

"Tim Izo / The Black Eyed Peas"

"One of the most hauntingly sexy records I've ever heard." - Tim Izo / The Black Eyed Peas

"The Espresso Newspaper"

" 'Run With It' is a multifaceted bit of genius" - The Espresso Newspaper

"Dynamite Dynamics"

I was in a club recently, but escaped outside while a typical rock band showcased their wares at about 110 decibels of volume and what seemed to be about ten percent talent. A member of another band approached me and invited me to see their performance, which was scheduled later in the hour.

"Are you anything like what we're enduring at the moment?" I asked. The artist hesitated a second, not wanting to knock a fellow performer, then said, "We play with a lot more dynamics, so you can distinguish all the voices and instruments."

Good answer. "Okay," I said, "I'll give a listen." Good move on my part. The band was Danielle Lo Presti and the Masses, and there are no drawbacks to their artistry -- assuming you like superb playing, passionate songs, whisper-to-a-scream song design, lovely harmonies, and a lead singer who seems to project her presence from the stage to the inside of your head.

Danielle Lo Presti and the Masses (DLPM) also have the kind of interlocking instrumental/vocal propulsion that engages the human nervous system on several levels, leading to a room full of bouncing bodies as the band percolates, rolls, and rocks their way through songs full of heart, grit, soul, and more than a dash of social commentary. DLPM are a stone solid gas."
- The G-Man / NoHo>LA Magazine / Immedia Wire Service

"Praise for "22 Mountains""

"Clearly Danielle's music shows great songwriting matched with great production. Danielle Lo Presti and The Masses are a perfect example of what makes independent music so strong."
-Ani Difranco and Scot Fisher/ Righteous Babe Records

"Danielle LoPresti and her music remain untainted by the industry and the man... One of the most hauntingly sexy records I've ever heard."
-Tim Izo/ Sunshine Anderson, Xhibit, Nate Dogg, Truth Hurts, Esthero, Maktub

"Music with a message, Music with Passion, Music with Groove and Music that is Sexy: It's all here in this wonderful cd from Danielle LoPresti and The Masses. The first listen knocked me out, the second fed my soul. This is music that feeds your every desire."
-JV Collier/ The Bruce Hornsby Band

"The socially conscious and musically rambunctious Danielle LoPresti and The Masses have once again unleashed a rattlesnake of an intellectually and emotionally driven album with 22 Mountains...

The work has been nearly two years in the making, and has much to live up to following the success of the feisty Dear Mr. Penis head. As gritty as its title may sound, the inaugural CD encompassed a flurry of human emotions ranging from fear, love, independence, and strength.
When Danielle wrapped her white-knuckled fists around her microphone and growled her first few notes in 2001, the world met its next musically sexy and lyrically poetic darling."
-Ren Petty / Update Newspaper
- Various

"Praise for "Dear Mr. Penis head""

"After seeing Danielle I was impressed with her intensity as a performer. Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer I've yet to see better."
-Tony Ferguson / A&R, Interscope Records: No Doubt, Bush, Fisher

"Danielle's music is raw and emotive, an impressive album for a new millennium where women will seize the music industry and turn it upside-down."
-Ani Difranco/ Righteous Babe Records

"Her new CD is awesome... Her motivation, determination & innovation have inspired me for years now, and it was a real pleasure to be able to collaborate with her on this album... The subject matter is unique and cutting edge, we need more of this stuff in the industry..."
-George Pajon, Jr. / Producer, Writer: Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, Nikka Costa

"Danielle's cross-pollination of her R&B and Alternative styles lands her squarely into new territory that is a hybrid unto itself reflecting her most intimate thoughts in a way that we can all relate to. She is crafting songs that make us both think and feel."
-Eddie Gomez / Senior Creative Director: Bug Music

"Danielle LoPresti is a first rate composer and performer; an expert in creating brilliant and intelligent melodies with phenomenal lyrical content.She's a platinum act waiting to happen."
-Alfred C. Bowman / Executive Producer, Los Angeles Music Awards
- Various


House of D - 2016 

Winter's Light - 2015

Run With It - July 2010

Outloud - 2006

22 Mountains - 2003

Dear Mr. Penis head - 2001



“LoPresti has a take-no-prisoners vocal style that makes her a gawk-worthy presence.”
- San Diego CityBeat Magazine

Her powerful live performances are not the only reason she's earned an iconic status in San Diego; Danielle is also founder and producer of the revolutionary and history-making, San Diego IndieFest.


Danielle LoPresti has been an icon in the San Diego community at large for the last decade. A prominent figure in the mainstream local music scene, Danielle, along with her wife, Alicia Champion, are founders of San Diego IndieFest - the groundbreaking, community building, music and arts event that CA Assembly Speaker, Toni Atkins, credits for revitalizing the neighborhood of North Park. 

An even louder voice within the San Diego LGBT community, Danielle is known for her outspoken activism for #BlackLivesMatter, marriage equality, women's rights, nonviolent conflict resolution, and adoption advocacy. She has been honored by San Diego Pride and the San Diego LGBT Center for her commitment to the community, while also named the city's "hottest lesbian" by The Gay & Lesbian Times.

A dynamic performer, songwriter and actor, Danielle's work has been endorsed and applauded by Ani Difranco, The Black Eyed Peas, The Huffington Post, Upworthy.com, The Advocate, Curve Magazine,  plus many more. She has shared the stage with Jamie Foxx, Metric, Cake, Semi Precious Weapons, Juliette Lewis, Beth Hart among others.

Danielle married Alicia Champion in May of 2014 on their ten year anniversary. They adopted their son, Xander Lucian, at birth in 2011 through San Diego County Child Welfare Services. 


In 2001 Danielle LoPresti founded Say It Records, an independent activist record and production company, out of a 7 year journey making her living writing and recording for The Nutty Professor, Sony Jazz, VH1, Lifetime, Clear Channel, and a long list of Independent Film, TV and Recording projects in the mainstream music industry in Los Angeles. Say It Records has provided a platform from which Danielle has been able to defy the myth that popular music must avoid or "water down" socially conscious themes in order to be entertaining.