Hailing from Bedfordshire, England, growing up on the American roots music of her Anglo-Indian grandmother’s record collection, singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls has been paving her way in UK Americana for over a decade, building a loyal fan base and much critical praise. “I absolutely love the beauty and elegance of her music” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.
With the wind still in her sails from consecutive Americana Music Association award nominations for UK Album of the year (for Mockingbird Lane, 2017) and UK artist of the year (2018) plus extensive tours and opening slots with the likes of The Secret Sisters, Shakin' Stevens and Lucinda Williams, Danni, her powerful, arresting voice and her dynamically poetic original songs are ever-gaining presence and reach.
April 12th 2019 saw the release of Danni's third studio album The Melted Morning.
Produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN, The Melted Morning is a collection of closely personal yet widely relatable songs.
The themes of this album span an array of life’s takeaways; from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope, light and new perspectives in the face of adversities.
“I needed a new challenge, a new landscape to work in sonically, physically, energetically and viscerally. Collaborating with Jordan and this incredible team of women gave me that opportunity and we have created a delicate, vibey, honest and vulnerable collection of songs. We dove deep to find out who they wanted to become”.
This team team is made up of the cream of the Nashville crop including Annie Clements (Maren Morris, Amos Lee), Larissa Maestro (Margo Price) Jordan Hamlin (Brandi Carlile, Katie Herzig), Engineer, Gena Johnson (Jason Isbell, John Prine) and background vocals from grammy award nominated duo The Secret Sisters.
“Working with almost exclusively women for this project felt like the most natural and obvious path, partly out of a desire for a whole new record-making experience and knowing wholeheartedly I wanted to work with Jordan in this inspiring safe-haven she has built and partly because it just feels good and important to play a small part in addressing the ongoing gender imbalance in the music industry. But mostly because I admire and respect these people immensely and felt they were the absolute right people to help bring these songs to life”.
Danni has just completed an extensive tour of the UK as a trio and Denmark as full band with more dates to come over the summer
and into Autumn.