DANiCA is a 19 year old UK singer/songwriter who has ‘a powerful, unique and captivating voice, and a passionate connection with her music‘. DANiCA writes original music and was selected to play at READING. LEEDS and HENLEY FESTIVALS, where she received rave reviews, including comments by industry professionals that she was ‘the full package – a star, amazing stage presence, talented, professional and with a soul voice that captured even the most reluctant passer by’. Her song ‘BiGGER MAN’ was selected by BBC Introducing as one of the best of 2012 and she has won many accolades to date for her singing and songwriting. She has shared the stage with the likes of LUCY SPRAGGAN, STING, JOOLS HOLLAND, GENO WASHINGTON, FRANK HAMILTON, NEWTON FAULKNER and LAUREN AQUILINA amongst others.
She has just released her Debut EP ‘LiES & BUTTERFLiES’ on iTunes in June 2014.
‘‘My music is my own genre, not in a box, a mix of pop, soul and soft hip hop – emblazoned with strings and trumpets.”
DANiCA opened the HENLEY FESTIVAL, performing the same night as STING in 2012. At just 17 years old, she had shared the bill with JOOLS HOLLAND the year before.
One of DANiCA’s most memorable gigs was supporting the musical legend, GENO WASHINGTON (Dexys Midnight Runners had paid tribute in their song ‘Geno’) at the famous Half Moon in Putney. She recalls this as ‘one of the most memorable nights of my life!’
In 2013, DANiCA was invited to the BBC Introducing Masterclass where she took her opportunity of 1 minute of fame and sang acapella – live streamed in front of industry professionals, including MAVERICK SABRE, and ROB DA BANK at the famous ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS. Her spontaneous performance led to her being aired on JO WHILEY’s Radio 2 and finding her manager (Maverick’s manager) and her journey really took off.
At this time, and after leaving high school, DANiCA focussed her efforts on writing and producing with a variety of producers – with various producers including Stuart Epps (ELTON JOHN’s ex-producer), DubRocca, Titanium and Marrik Shearer amongst many others. DANiCA has gained a reputation for being an excellent and creative singer and songwriter – as yet, she is unsigned.
DANiCA has also played many well known venues e.g. The O2 Arena, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Henley Festival, the O2 Academy Oxford, The Jazz Cafe Camden, The Purple Turtle Camden, Chinawhite Club, Queen of Hoxton, Cuban Bar and Camden Proud in London, the epicentre of some of the greatest British music She has also been gigging in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and London and also played BBC Introducing gigs.
DANiCA’s original songs have been played on national radio stations (Radio 6, Radio 2 and Radio 1 by TOM ROBINSON, JO WHILEY and SKREAM & BENGA, KISS FM and local BBC radio (Berkshire, Oxfordshire Introducing), in addition to international livestream radio in the US and Canada. She has received much media attention from the BBC, appearing as featured guest, and her Reading Festival gig was aired on BBC TV.
DANiCA started young and at 16 years of age she had made it to the finals of a national singing/songwriting competition at the O2 Arena in London, fending off fierce competition from many thousands of competitors to get to runner up in her under 18 category.