Welcome to the EPK for singer/songwriter Danny Mellin. On this page, you can find everything you need to know and expect from an EPK. Some of this information is duplicated from the main website but does include extra information not published on the main website, including extra video clips and high resolution images for promotional use.
Danny Mellin is a teenage singer/songwriter/guitarist based in Oxfordshire, England. He is a solo artist with a guitar and a loop station, but that doesn't tell the half of it! The sounds he makes ranges from acoustic ballads to multi-layered, exuberant tracks which sound like he is being backed by a full band with backing vocalists. His self-penned recordings, YouTube videos and engaging live shows have steadily built up a dedicated following and with his third EP due for release later this year, that fanbase is sure to grow.
Danny started playing guitar at the age of seven. His love for music developed over the years and soon formed a band with his school friends whilst still only nine years old.
In 2016, Danny started his YouTube channel, covering popular chart hits whilst developing his own song writing in the background.
2017 was a busy and very successful year for Danny, playing at a number of local summer music festivals, open mic nights and winning the local talent show, Witney's Got Talent. More gigs followed and November saw the release of Danny's debut single, Without You. The year ended in the studio putting the finishing touches to his debut EP ready for release in the New Year.
The debut EP, Wake Me Up, was released on the 26th January 2018, and Danny picked up the new year where he left off, playing various gigs locally in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
A very busy summer saw the release of 2 new singles; Why and No More and also saw Danny play over 50 gigs within 5 months. As well as a number of private bookings and various pub and club gigs, there were many appearances at many local music festivals and summer events. Including opening The Witney Music Festival on the Main Stage.
Danny's second EP Holding On was released in September at a launch event at the Rapture music store. This was followed by playing to his biggest audience to date –10,000 people at Oxford’s South Park for the Firework display on the JACK FM stage . On the same night as this show, Danny was featured for the first time on BBC Introducing with an interview and a play of Without You.
Danny was also invited to play for a BBC Children In Need Concert for BBC Radio Oxford – Kat’s Big Night out for Pudsey. This was followed up with a live session on air at the Breakfast Show where Danny played a version of Spread Your Wings.
2018 ended as busy as it began with a number of local public and private bookings.
Danny spent the first couple of months of 2019 in the studio writing a batch of new songs that took his songwriting in a slightly different direction, moving away from the acoustic ballad to a more vibrant and energetic space. The first of these songs You and Me'was released in July and the follow-up Emily released in October. Both tracks were released with YouTube videos directed by Jake Olive.
Danny enjoyed a very full and busy year of local gigs and festivals. Highlights included; supporting Blue Rose Code on the Oxford date of their UK tour, BBC Introducing stage at Witney Music Festival, Nor Lye Festival, Queen's Festival, Libfest 2019, BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace and a mini-tour of Scotland finishing up playing his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Another big highlight for Danny was opening for Jake Clemons, sax player for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, on his solo UK tour at the O2 Academy in Oxford.
Danny is currently in rehearsals with his new band, working on new material ready for the new year.
You can also click on any of the images below and listen to Danny's music from his webpage (open in new window).
Danny's videos are regularly updated on his YouTube channel, but for convenience here are a few examples of original videos, covers and some live shows.
(Note - the live shows clips are not on the YouTube channel and have been sent in by members of the audience via his Facebook page)
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