“Poetic gold.”

THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
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“When you need to restore your faith in humanity, just go to a Danny Michel show. Who else gets you to sing along to a song about what your meaningful purpose is on this earth?

STICKY MAGAZINE, TORONTO

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In this remarkable collection of songs to give voice to the beautiful and the mundane, to the real and the ideal. Matadora is vital and should be required listening for anyone in need of a bit of hope
EXCLAIM MAGAZINE 9/10

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Criminally overlooked”

THE WINNIPEG SUN

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By this point, singer/songwriter Danny Michel must be a bit weary of being
ranked as one of this country's undiscovered musical treasures. But it's true"

THE TORONTO STAR

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“Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me”

is one of the finest musical works of our time.

LARRY LeBLANC / BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

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Michel is too old now to care about being cool, and more power to him. Not an ounce of his talent or curiosity or songwriting has faded in the least.
THE KW RECORD

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Mr. Michel’s phrasing is raw and raspy; the rhythm of his lyric is greatly dramatized by this. He sings with a burnished glow inflecting the odd, emphasised word; his lines—featuring inner rhymes—are long and loping, always underscoring the epic nature of the story he is telling.
THE WORLD MUSIC REPORT.COM

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"Danny Michel has reached a point where his musical vocabulary is so broad, his songwriting/arranging chops so sharp, his guitar playing so distinctive and his taste for the right sonic touch so impeccable that he can do whatever he wants and make it compelling"

EYE MAGAZINE 5/5 STAR REVIEW

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“The maracas are a beautiful thing, out of nowhere they come and the backup voices are really moving and intimate. this is a good, good cover - db"
DAVID BOWIE (speaking of Danny’s cover of Young Americas)

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"I really fell in love with his records."

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO - HARP MAGAZINE

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"Just fabulous. He's kind of like Paul Simon in the Rhymin' Simon days."

STUART MCLEAN

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"Wicked singer. Wicked songs. Wicked kisser"

ALAN DOYLE

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