Hello potential client! My name is Dani Elliott and I'm a singer based in Nashville. I love living and working in Nashville, singing, songwriting and hanging out with my husband, dog and friends when I'm not working-hopefully with you!
I'm a singer/songwriter currently based in Nashville by way of NYC. Singing is my biggest passion and I've been very fortunate to make a career of it. Here's some more details about what I do:
I've toured a ton and have sung on various television shows doing backing vocals for other artists in addition to my own project.
(Bangerz World Tour-Billboard Music Awards 2014, Chelsea Lately Series Finale, Good Day Australia)
(Radius Tour-Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan)
(100 Miles From Memphis Tour)
(Mission Bell Tour-Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, PBS The Artists Den)
-Wheatus (EU/UK & domestic tours)
In addition to touring, my vocals and songs have been used on international/national television, film, web and micro-licensing outlets such as:
-The Hunger Games (Writer/Vocals)
-The History Channel (Vocals)
I'd love to work with you as a session singer, top line writer, lyric writer or write a full song for your next film project or whatever it is you're looking to add music to!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
- Miley Cyrus backing vocals
- Sheryl Crow backing vocals
- Amos Lee backing vocals
- MIA backing vocals
- Allen Stone backing vocals
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
- TLC Dance Moms
- The History Channel
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Late Night with Seth Meyers
- Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Chelsea Lately
- PBS The Artists Den
- The Night Before
- 2014 Billboard Awards
Reviews (17)Endorse Dani Elliott
Dani was very kind, patient and professional during the entire experience. She incorporated feedback into a revision and stuck with the track until I was satisfied. She's a true artist and gave me harmonies and a fresh take on the song.
Wonderful vocals, great work!
This is the second time I have worked with Dani. I am would definitely work with her again.
Dani was great to work with. I invited Dani to perform top-line vocal melody performance, as well as writing, and she added a ton of value to the song both in performance and creativity. I would recommend her to those looking for a true professional in creative collaboration.
I had a great experience working with Dani! She is fast, her stems sound great, she has a divine voice, and she added a few ideas that will make my track better. Total pro. Very highly recommended.
Dani is a true professional the music and melody she composed for my lyrics were absolutely perfect. I plan to work with her again in the near future.
Dani has a quick understanding of the genre.
Even if there is a difference between you and your thoughts
Dani does not complain.
Dani does its best for the best quality.
Fun and quick work with dani
You can expect it!
Dani Elliott is an amazing musician and singer. She is also super great to work with. Professional , friendly and communicative. Would gladly recommend her to anyone and be happy to work with her again.
Dani is so enthusiastic and has a nice personality. Her vocals are good and also she finishes work quickly. I will cooperate with her more. You will never be disappointed by her Top-Line.
She brought new life to my song with her velvety voice. Her harmonies are fantastic. I did not experience any problems with Dani. She's in constant communication with me and gets things done on time. I would love to work with her in the future.
Dani exceeded my expectations. Her presence on this track is eminent and now a MAJOR part of it. So lucky to have her voice a part of this song!
Dani is a super talented vocalist! She not only has an amazing voice and is a talented writer, but has great musical knowledge and experience to boot. She's very communicative, and always brings a positive energy to her work.
Dani Elliott's voice is one of my favorites hands down. Her toplines are nothing short of incredible and she is one of the easiest most free flowing person to work with. I always look forward to any session I have with this beauty ! Hire her for it all and I promise you will have no regrets.
I've worked with Dani on a couple of different levels... our label has released her music in Japan and she has collaborated with our Japanese singer on writing music. Musically, she is an amazing singer and writer, and on a business level, you knows the business and is extremely trustworthy.
As a producer, there is nothing more that I could ask for out of a singer. Dani brings SO MUCH to the table. Incredible tone, phrasing, lyrical/conceptual ideas, breath control and can do an unreal job at stacking vocal doubles. She is opened minded, responds well to constructive feedback, and has such great ears. An absolute joy to work with!
Dani is incredible. Her vocals are obviously amazing but what I really love is that she brings an infectious energy and soulful presence to everything she does. She's a rare and wonderful talent.
Dani is a powerhouse. Singing (lead AND backing), writing, collaborating; she OWNS these skills. You'd be a fool not to work with her given the opportunity.
Interview with Dani Elliott
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The last EP I released. My husband produced it and I wrote it on my own and it was the purest project I think either one of us has ever worked on. There was no ulterior motive and we just created what we thought felt and sounded best for the songs at hand.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll be happy as a pig in mud because you'll have to do minimal editing on vocals. I try my best to be a time saver!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Singing of course. Every single thing about it. The way it feels to sing, creating a song from nothing and then listening to it as a finished product, collaborating with inspiring creative people. There's a lot to love.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it and that singing isn't always considered a real instrument because you can't see a pair of vocal chords like you can any other instrument. If anything, that's what makes it the most interesting instrument because you'll never hear the same voice twice.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vibe (Vocal tone/delivery/genre/feeling/etc.) are you going for? How many different versions would you like? What is your deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key. The more clear the client is about what they'd like the resulting sound to be, the better I can accommodate them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sunscreen because I'm hella fair, water, matches, a pocketknife and a radio to signal for help to get me off that island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a singer forever and started singing as a kid and touring and recording about 10 years ago after graduating with a B.F.A. in Vocal Performance from The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC. I started doing session work for Jingle Houses and independent producers when I graduated and starting touring as a backing singer and with my own project not too long after that.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder. Or Bonnie Raitt. Too many reasons to list-and they should be obvious, haha.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lots of pop lately but I've sung soul, R&B, americana, a little country, ambient, hip hop, you name it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I bring a unique vocal tone and style to a song in addition professionalism and timeliness in the process of recording for your project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually the client tells me what the vibe of the project is, sends some references and then I'll record a few different variations to give them options to choose from.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My husband is a producer so we have a professional home studio with everything we need to record vocals for whatever your project calls for. I track in Logic and typically use a Rode NT1A microphone for vocals.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new EP, session work for clients, and writing for TV/Film sync
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Julia Ross (singer) Jordan Perlson (drummer)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for time constraint reasons.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can we do some kind of barter?" "No."
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Velvet-y pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't eat the mic:)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good pitch
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have too many names to list so I'll say ones who know what they're doing, haha. But really though...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It really varies. I've done vocals over quaint singer/songwriter-y demos, an acoustic stacked 3 part harmony version of an old hymnal for a spot on The History Channel, power vocals for a dark pop song that was placed in the DVD trailer for The Hunger Games:Mockingly Part 2, and my own music is a sort of soft pop with an R&B flare. So really whatever is needed!