Dannie Marie is a pop country artist with two radio singles and a new CD! Her live show is fun and upbeat -- sounds like a mix of Kelsea Ballerini and Florida Georgia Line. She currently performs as a solo acoustic act, with a set list that includes original songs from her Nashville-recorded CD and covers of new and traditional country hits. All shows are family-friendly. Dannie tailors her performance for private parties, nightclubs, corporate events, house concerts, festivals, or as an opening act for a headlining band or artist. This singer-songwriter also speaks and performs at events to inspire youth. She's been interviewed and performed at more than 40 radio stations from CA to TN.
Price Range: $200-500 acoustic duo; $500-1200 full band
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language, English
What to Expect
Dannie Marie's live show is energetic and engaging, and includes her original songs along with covers of popular country artists and bands. Sounds like Kelsea Ballerini mixed with Florida Georgia Line. Dannie connects with her audience by telling short anecdotes about the stories behind some of the songs in the set list. Her 17-year-old brother Nick has been backing her up on acoustic guitar and banjo, along with Austin James on cajon/drums. The newest band members include Jason Stoddard on bass and keys, and Isaak Juntunen on lead guitar.
Dannie Marie has performed at nightclubs, community events, festivals, and at country radio stations across the US.
Her set list includes a mix of traditional and new country music, including uptempo songs and ballads. Expect to hear songs like "Take It On Back" (Chase Bryant); "Smoke Break" (Carrie Underwood); "Dirt Road Anthem" (Jason Aldean); "Jolene" (Dolly Parton); and "Cruise" (Florida Georgia Line).
Depending on the needs and vibe of your event, Dannie Marie can play with her full band or do an acoustic show as a duo (with guitar) or trio (with guitar and cajon).
Dannie Marie has an engaging stage presence, and has worked with Taylor Swift's live show producer. Please see the video section for live show demos (full band and acoustic) and her newest music video.
Dannie Marie is a Cali girl with a country soul. With two radio singles, multiple radio tours, and a new music video under her belt, Dannie Marie is an indie artist who is kicking up some dust working D-I-Y style in the music industry. Influenced by artists and bands such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Florida Georgia Line, Dannie Marie’s music can be described as “bro country with a dose of estrogen.”
Music is a family affair for Dannie Marie; her younger brother Nick accompanies her on acoustic guitar or banjo on radio tours and at live shows. They played their biggest show to date last year at one of America's most popular country music festivals -- Country Thunder -- on the same stage where Chris Janson (Buy Me A Boat) got his start a few years prior. After playing as an acoustic act for the past couple years, Dannie Marie’s live show just got louder and livelier with the addition of several new band members on lead guitar, bass, and drums.
Dannie Marie’s CD of 9 original songs (recorded in Nashville with some of Music City’s top touring and studio musicians) is available on her website and at live shows, with digital distribution slated for Spring 2017. The first two tracks, Anything I Wanna Be and Countin’ Down Summertime were released to country radio as singles. Dannie Marie toured 12 states and performed in conference rooms and on-air at 40+ radio stations from California to Tennessee to promote her songs and get reported on the Music Row Chart. The official music video for Countin’ Down Summertime was released last summer and had its film festival World Premiere at San Diego Film Week in February 2017.
In 2015, Dannie Marie won the local round of the 34th annual Country Showdown at the Colorado River Fair in Blythe, CA and advanced to the state round, where she performed for 1,000 country music fans.
In 2013, Dannie moved from San Diego to LA, where she appeared in music videos, commercials, TV shows and several movies. You may recognize her as the blonde backup singer in Itch’s official music video for Another Man, a song that went platinum in Australia. She moved back to her hometown in the fall of 2014 to play at local venues and prepare for the release of her music and radio promo tours.
Just after graduating from high school in 2010 -- with her motto “rock stars don’t go to college” -- Dannie spent two years as the lead singer in The Dannie Marie Band. The band released a 3-song EP in 2010; got placement in a feature film for one of their original songs; and received recognition for their Flavor of the Week music video at film festivals (including a Golden Reel Award for Best Music Video at the Nevada Film Festival).
As she works hard to make her mark as a country artist, Dannie Marie enjoys using her platform to encourage girls to follow their dreams, believe in themselves, and make positive life choices.
Quotes from country radio programmers, music directors, and talent buyers:
“Dannie Marie is the real deal – she writes and performs like a 20-year pro. She’s the whole package!”
---- Craig Powers, KFLG Program Director/VP of Operations (Tri-state area of NV, AZ, CA)
“I just listened to Anything I Wanna Be and I LOVE the message. As a father of a 10-year-old girl who is aspiring to one day be a singer and songwriter, I am proud to have a song like this out there for her to hear.”
---- Heath Shelby, KWCK Program Director (Searcy, AR)
“Dannie Marie’s appeal to the younger demos is spot on! This girl brings it!”
---- Scott Shannon, KICR Program Director (Spokane, WA)
"Dannie did a great job. She promoted in advance, brought people and had fantastic crowd interaction. A solid performer to boot! Happy to have had her at the Roof!"
---- Jake Skolnick, Talent Buyer for Tin Roof San Diego
Additional Booking Notes
We prefer that the venue provide a sound system, but we can make arrangements for one for an extra fee.
Past Booked Events
|September 24, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Festival|
Original songs, including the radio single "Anything I Wanna Be"
Broken Windshield View (Chris Lane)
Cruise (Florida Georgia Line)
Dirt Road Anthem (Jason Aldean)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Leave the Light On (Sam Hunt)
Ready Set Let's Roll (Chase Rice)
Smoke Break (Carrie Underwood)
Take It On Back (Chase Bryant)
Whatever She's Got (David Nail)
|Nick Pupa||Acoustic guitar; banjo|
|Jason Stoddard||Bass guitar|
|Isaak Juntenen||Lead guitar|
|Dannie Marie||Lead vocals; acoustic guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini
For acoustic shows as a duo or trio, we need a DI for guitar; DI for banjo; 1 vocal mic; boom stand; monitors and PA system. Stage plot available.
For unplugged acoustic shows (small private parties and house concerts), no equipment is required.
For full band shows, we need 3 vocal mics; 3 instrument DIs (acoustic guitar, banjo, bass); amp mic; power for guitar amp; 3 boom stands; drum mics ; monitors and PA system. Stage plot available.
Recent review: Crystal Image could not have been more impressive. From the excellent and prompt communication…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: We hired Matt for our Napa wedding weekend event. From the first time we talked Matt was easy…
Recent review: I had a charity event and made my reservations well in advance. The band showed up on time and…