BAND: Danni & Kris
Danni & Kris are a dynamic duo hailing from Fort Worth, Texas—Two very different yet very similar best friends who joined forces together to create a new musical project formed around acoustic melodies, story telling lyrics, and harmonies that make your heart melt. Danni & Kris began writing music together simply for the fun of it. Many days and nights they spent together were sitting on the floor with their guitars, talking about life, love, and even the strange/funny things that happen when you’re dating in your early 20’s. All these stories eventually turned into songs, after digging deep down to harness that emotion and put it into words melodically so others could enjoy the story with them. They began writing about anything and everything from wishing they were kids again, to the joys of finding someone new to love, to even poking fun at themselves writing about the boys who never paid attention to them as heard in “Brand New Boyfriend”. The two grew up in the same neighborhood for quite some time, never knowing the other one was just around the block. It wasn’t until after their teen years that they met, through a large amount of mutual friends on FaceBook where Kris messaged Danni, “We should get together and jam sometime”. The rest is D&K history.
Danni is an eccentric, no filter, harmony guru who lives in Fort Worth with her husband and rescue cat. She began playing guitar at the tender age of 13, a self-taught ball of determination who first started off playing praise songs such as “Sing of Your Love Forever”—the first song she learned on guitar. It didn’t take long till the young teen started writing her own songs, and began getting involved with her church’s praise band. Her cool jazzy vibes, and effortless vocals leave you in a trance—a hard thing to do in such a busy, noisy world. Her solo work is something you’d listen to while cruising alongside the beach with your windows down and her pure talent is something she showcased around DFW, playing gigs, and even lending her voice as a wedding singer. Her guitar skills are competitive and if you were to play along side her, she would have no trouble keeping up. She’s written countless songs that channel an R&B-indie pop sound, something unique to achieve. If she isn’t playing music you will discover she is an amazing cook, loves to spend time by the pool, frequently visits jazz lounges, and hosts dance parties in her living room.
Kris is an unapologetic goof ball, with a touch of sass who lives in Fort Worth after a long stint in Orange County, CA. Her father taught her how to play guitar when she was 15, a new hobby she picked up that quickly turned into a serious passion. The first song she ever learned was “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, and soon after she was glued to her Yamaha 12-string writing about the adventures of being a teen figuring out life. Kris eventually went on to join the youth praise band at her church where she had the opportunity to play on mission trips across the U.S. for the homeless, where she ultimately learned what the power of music can provide to those listening. Her solo work exuded energy and fun upbeat melodies with her laid back lyrics and voice. Kris took every opportunity to play for anyone who would listen by playing shows locally around DFW, and even lending her voice as a backup vocalist for bands across the nation. Any free time spent not playing music she is usually on her longboard, hiking, playing with her dogs, telling cheesy jokes, listening to classic rock, or running her lifestyle blog she created while living in California.
Undeniably, Danni & Kris took the best parts of their own selves to create a super band and have already started hitting it hard promoting their new musical project by playing shows around the DFW metroplex, performing at the music festival ‘South by So What?!’, and completing their first studio EP “Daydream”.Their quirky-cool vibes EP “Daydream” is now on iTunes!
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