Danni Nicholls

Danni Nicholls


An eclectic mix of Americana flavoured styles which range from sultry Jazz/Blues ballads to rip roaring Rock n Roll with some vibey alt-country thrown in for good measure. Solo or with her incredible band, Danni's performances are guaranteed to melt your heart and the soles of your cowboy boots.


Danni recently released a 4 track EP called 'Time' produced by Iain Archer (Jake Bugg, Snow Patrol, Tired Pony)

Following a successful PledgeMusic campaign, in December 2012, Danni recorded her debut album in Nashville with Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, Robert Plant). This sumptuous and collection of 10 songs will take you on quite the emotional journey. The album features world class musicians such as Al Perkins (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones) and Steve Fishell (Albert Lee, Kris Kristopherson, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and is due for release May 2013.

Danni has been writing and performing original songs since she inherited her uncle Heathcliff's 1962 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16. As soon as she had figured out the chord of G she was off writing her own material.

Since then, with a few more chords under her belt, this "hard-working sweetheart of the rodeo" has been honing her craft, gigging and touring the UK (and USA) with her trusty Tanglewood parlour guitar wooing audiences and buolding a following with her emotionally charged Americana songs.


Album: A Little Redemption. Recorded in Nashville, produced by Chris Donohue. Due for Release May 2013

EP: Time. Recorded in London, Produced by Iain Archer. Relased February 2013. Available at all online digital music stores. Airplay on BBC 6 music (Tom Robinson) BBC 3 Counties Radio and BBC Cambridge. Also CMR Nashville and Renegade Radio, Nashville.

EP: Heavy Shoes. Recorded in Brighton, Produced by Tim Bidwell. Released March 2010. Available at all online digital music stores. Received much airplay on several local and regional stations including BBC South.

Set List

Danni can play with the following line ups:

Solo: Acoustic Guitar DI and Vocal Mic
Duo: Danni as above plus another on electric/acoustic/vocal
Duo: Danni as above plus another on Mandolin/dobro/lapsteel/vocal
Trio: Danni plus elec/acoustic guitar, elec/double bass
Quartet: Danni, elec guitar, bass guitar, drums
Quintet: Danni, elec guitar, bass, drums, lapsteel/dobro
Sextet: all of above plus trumpet.