Here's something different. Slightly edited from my original draft, but just slightly.
And as always, I'm available to write if you need me!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This has recently been replaced as it is outdated, but I've gotten too much mileage out of it to let it disappear for good, so here is the bio I wrote for Dani Mari in 2011 when I was her publicist:
“Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter” – how many flash-in-the-pan artists’ bios have begun with those very words? Never fear: Dani Mari will not be joining their ranks. For starters, her music is too distinctive; folk-rock at its core, but characterized by a keen pop sensibility and delivered in a jazzy style by a classically-trained vocalist. Dani Mari’s clever melodies and intelligent lyrics reflect her dedication to a serious music career which has seen her play at the Tin Angel, World Café Live, and The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, The Bitter End, Piano's and Caffe Vivaldi in New York City, and at SXSW in Austin. She’s performed with acts such as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mates of State, Of Montreal, Jeffrey Gaines and John Francis. But even with all these laurels, Dani Mari’s greatest triumph is her music. Listen to her single “Vampire” and her album Impulsive. Watch her videos for “Vamipre” and “After You,” the lead track off Impulsive. And if she’s playing near you, see her live trio, completed by bassist Topher Davis-Shannon and percussionist Verien Brotzman. Learn for yourself what a “Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter” can really do.
For music, please visit: http://danimari.bandcamp.com
For videos, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/danimariband
The following bio's I've written are currently live.
Reverend TJ McGlinchey: http://www.revtj.com/about.html
Angel Ocana's current bio is based on a piece I wrote: http://www.facebook.com/angelocanamusic/info [link and description updated 11/20/14]
The aforementioned Christopher (Topher) Davis-Shannon's bio is also based on a piece I wrote (under "About"): http://cdavisshannon.com/
Also, I recently wrote a solo bio for Am Williams of da(Y)ma -- look for it when she puts her solo package together!
I am always available to write bio's, press releases, and promotional blurbs for musicians, so contact me if you're interested.