Rising singing sensation Danielle Senior has collaborated with elite producers and artists like Colin C-Swing Emmanuel producer of chart toppers Jamelia and Beverley Knight, Don E, Skillz, Baby J, 2B3 Productions, mobo award winner Dexplicit and Shystie to name but a few. The talented singer/songwriter currently has a an exclusive publishing deal with Notting Hill Music Publishing submitting tracks to top artists like Amerie, The Shapeshifters, and Alexandra of X Factor!
The busy 23-year-old from Devon is currently touring the country promoting her Bassline House track with the Peacemakaz Take It to the Dancefloor. The pretty singer took some time out of her busy schedule for a quick chat about music and singing before she could talk.
Have you always wanted to be a music artist?
Yes, my mum told me recently I was singing before I could talk. Apparently I told her at three years old that I was going to be a singer. Can’t remember that, but I can definitely remember singing and dancing around the house whenever there was music.
How would you describe your sound?
Melodic and club-orientated.
What kind of tracks can we expect on your album?
Expect a lot of up-tempo tracks designed for the club, think of a dancier-more-retro-Estelle.
Tell me about your single The Peacemakaz Take It To The Dancefloor?
It’s out on December 8th (on download) and available on CD on the 15th December! The track itself is about the whole experience of hitting the club, having fun, and acting cheeky.
Tell me about your journey how did you get to your current position?
Haha…how long have you got? We would be here all night – but what I will say is that you have to have lots of failures in order to learn how to succeed. The music industry is very hard to break into, and very competitive, but you just have to keep at it and stay positive.
What do you love most about what you do?
Being able to do what I love for a job.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
1. Supporting Joe Budden at Manchester Academy
2. Performing alongside one of my Idols Kym Mazelle at Café de Paris (Young Hearts, Run Free)
3. Getting signed to my current record label
4. I have also just submitted a couple of tracks that I have written to some very big artists…fingers crossed.
What motivates you?
The feeling that I could be doing more.
What 5 songs a you listening to on your I-pod at the moment?
1. Hurt Again – Mary J Blige
2. Bust Ya Windows – Jazmine Sullivan
3. Getting Up – Q-Tip
4. Can’t Believe It (Remix) – T-Pain ft. Justin Timberlake
5. Take It to The Dancefloor – Peacemakaz ft. Danielle Senior
Image is important in this industry what do you think is your best feature and why?
Oh god…well I know my worst, I have been straightening my hair so much it has all started to break off : ( but my best? Ummm, well I’m complimented on my eyes the most.
When will your album be released?
My solo album will be out sometime next year.
What’s your most memorable music video? Why?
I love the Daft Punk’s ‘Around the World’ video. There are mummies wrapped up in bandages doing the robot – surreal
Who are your musical influences?
Minnie Riperton, Randy Crawford, Rose Royce, Freida Payne, Barry Manilow, Kool and the Gang, Phil Collins, The Carpenters, Prince, Mariah Carey, so many…I am inspired by great singers and fantastic songs
What are your long-term career goals?
To be successful and prosperous at what I do, no matter what I do.
How would you define the word “success”?
How do you rate your live performance ability?
Pro of course!
What dream tour would you love to be on with any past or present artists?
I’d love to go on tour with Mary J Blige. I think she’s a modern Aretha Franklin, and you know with Mary that she would have a lot of wisdom to pass on. She has been through a lot and has a down-to-earth warmth about her that reminds me of an auntie!