“The toughest act to follow since...”
— Wall Street Alliance
Discovering Dani W
Danielle W. Carter (Dani W) is an award-winning sultry singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. As heard on major TV networks like OWN TV, E! and Oxygen shows backing pivotal moments on "The Kardashians" , "The Bad Girls Club” and the new Oprah TV Show by Ava DuVernay "Cherish The Day." Dani W is known for her silky tone and lyrical word play championing Love, Family and Freedom. Being of mixed heritage, her mission is to build multi-cultural communities through her voice and messaging.
Dani is the honored first place winner of the International Songwriters Song Day contest for writing inspirational song "Living Legacy". The award celebrates the first day that the human voice was recorded, championing the global community of songwriters.
She was invited to New York to perform her original anthemic song "Legacy" for the President of Georgetown University and leaders of CEO of Fortune 500 Companies who came together to raise over a million dollars toward student education. After performing "Legacy", Dani was named "The toughest act to follow since delivering the benediction after a Stevie Wonder performance" by the Georgetown Jesuit Community at The Wall Street Alliance gala.
The anthem "Legacy" has since been aligned to power the mission of Junior League of Pasadena's five year mission to advance careers for women and entrepreneurs.
Dani has performed along side Wayne Brady, Judith Hill (from Michael Jackson’s This Is It and The Voice finalist at a special charity benefit. She's also had the pleasure of serving as Vocal Director for a special showcase featuring Nashville's hit songwriter Jim McCormick and recording artists Greta Gaines and Breland. Dani also sings with her father in a 70s funk band at CA venues such as The Hanger (Orange County Fair), The Mint, Santa Monica Pier, Molly Malone's as well as for many charity events held for UCLA and USC colleges.
Dani is a founding member of Dani W + Drew, a singer/songwriting duo who just premiered their first song "Tell Me How You Really Feel" on Oprah's OWN in a TV series called "Cherish The Day" Directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, They See Us, 13th...). The new music video is out now on SoulTracks.
Dani W + Drew's Safe2Land EP gained some early recognition on SoulTracks music blog while on their west coast tour from California to Canada and ABC TV network during the SpringBoard Festival. Their latest single "Canada" received rave reviews and is out now!
When not on stage, Dani works on new collections for her jewelry line ONYX xoxo empowering women to express their unique style and to own their voice. Passionate about initiating partners between artists and small businesses, she has preciously served as Director of Artist Relations at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles and as Director of Artist Relations & Strategic Partnerships at Indie Jams LA, which was awarded "Best of Coachella."