Danan Healy is an award winning singer/songwriter based out of Central New York. She has been entertaining audiences with her combination of sassy, introspective, thoughtful, funny, and even Christmas-themed originals all over America for more than 10 years. In 2005, she moved to Brooklyn and quickly became hooked into New York City’s thriving rock scene, recording her debut EP, “You Need More Love”. In 2007, her first full-length album, “The Other Side”, was named one of the top 25 albums by Indie Music.com and many of her tracks are currently in rotation on internet, satellite, and college radio stations. Some highlights of her solo performing career include showcases at SXSW 2007 and The Dewey Beach Music Festival 2007, The Knitting Factory in New York City (opening for The Skatalites), and a tour of Central New York to promote her 2007 holiday album, Christmas Time Rocks.
Danan Healy recorded “I Am” in 2008. She also relocated from New York City to Syracuse to be closer to family as she and her husband started their family. Since then, she has performed her rock tunes at the Music and Arts Over Syracuse Festival, the Boilermaker Expo in Utica, and the C&G Music Singer/Songwriter Showdown II in Baldwinsville, winning first place. Danan has also gotten involved in the local theater and opera scene. She joined the roster for the Syracuse Opera chorus, appearing most recently in The Mikado in fall 2010 and in Don Giovanni and The Pearl Fishers in the winter/spring of 2011, and set to perform the lead role, Aldonza, in the Opera’s upcoming free summer performance of Man of La Mancha. Danan had a starring role as Philia in Appleseed Production’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in 2009, for which she was awarded “Best Vocal Performance” by the Theatre Association of New York State and earned a flattering review in the New Times. Most recently, Danan starred as the Witch in Not Another Theater Company’s production of Into the Woods, for which she again was reviewed kindly by the Syracuse New Times.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the “Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault” on his official website http://www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. “Joe Kelley Radio” has been on the radio airwaves since 1982. Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault co-host the show and are well-respected in the music business as creative air personalities and supporters of independent musicians . Our web site is located at www.joekelleyradio.com . The show broadcasts 24 hours/ 7 days a week here, and also, live locally, in Fairfield, CT on WVOF 88.5 FM , on Mondays from 6pm-8pm EST.
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