Danny Michel.com is under construction at the moment.

In the meantime here are the essentials

 

~ MUSIC

itunes

Bandcamp


~ PROJECTS

Generator Arctic

Dan’s Space Van

The Ocean Academy

The Garifuna Collective


~ SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram 

Facebook

Youtube

~ TECH

Press Photos / stage plots


~ UPCOMING SHOWS

June 18 Burlington, ON - TBA

June 23 London ON, (2 shows) info

June 23 Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON

June 25 Guelph ON details tba

June 30 July 2 Stan Rogers Folk Festival info

July 9 The Chi Cheemaun - Owen Sound / Tobermory

July 12 Toronto, ON details tba

July 23 Ottawa’s Chamberfest - Ottawa ON (Khlebnikov) info

Aug 18 The Village Guitar, Saskatoon SK

Aug 19 Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg info

Aug 21 Summer Folk Owen Sound info

Oct 01 Comox BC details tba

Oct 02 Victoria BC details tba

Oct 03 Duncan BC details tba

Oct 4 White Rock BC details tba

Oct 6-7 Vancouver BC, Orpheum Theatre “Khlebnikov” with the Vancouver Symphony and Chris Hadfield tickets info




Bio

With nominations for three Juno awards, The Polaris Prize, The CBC’s "Heart Of Gold" AND a pile of albums under his belt, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. His thoughtful lyrics & earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base. Past critics have praised Danny’s lyrics for having “something to say" without coming off preachy. An environmentalist, pacifist, romanticist and space enthusiast, Danny’s hopeful songs find a home in everyones heart. 


In 2011 Danny relocated to Belize and founded the “Danny Michel Ocean Academy Fund” to help raise scholarships for small non-profit community high school. To date he's raised over $70,000.00 for the school and volunteers there when he can. 


Being “An adventurous & fearless artist” he later tracked down one of his favorite Belizean bands; The Garifuna Collective, a unique Afro-Amerindian cultural group and convinced them to make an album together. That album (“Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me”) was quoted as “One of the finest musical works of our time” By Billboards Larry Leblanc. The album landed him a 3rd JUNO nomination (this time in the “World Music” category) and a sold out summer tour of North America with The Garifuna Collective.


Earlier this year, Danny Michel returned from the trip of a lifetime with Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield who invited him to join Generator Arctic, an expedition traversing the Arctic Ocean aboard the Russian ice-breaker Kapitan Khlebnikov with scientists, photographers, writers, videographers. The mission was to capture the experience and share it with the rest of world. Danny’s goal was to record an album entirely inspired by the immediate surroundings and record that album aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov using a makeshift studio in his cabin comprised of camera tripods, hair ties, and gaffing tape. During his 18 days aboard the Khlebnikov, Danny recorded in his tiny cabin and invited some guests to cram into the ‘studio’ to share their talents, including Col. Hadfield (singing in Russian), and the dishwasher from the Khlebnikov kitchen. The tracks captured there made their way back to Canada to begin collaboration with composer Rob Carli who, aside from being a member of Danny’s band, is one of Canada’s most in-demand composers with 15 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards and 2 Canadian Screen Awards and 3 SOCAN Awards for domestic television.