About

Danielle DeCosmo is a Florida born singer songwriter who has been performing professionally since she was 8 years old. Her first full length album, “Heavy is the Heart”, released on March 26, 2016, is about 10 years of baggage that the heart has to carry: breaking someone, getting broken, letting your heart lead and then feeling so much love that it's painful. This album takes you intimately through it all and then makes you feel like you are part of something even bigger than her life, even bigger than your own. The sounds are dreamy, folk rock, with a sneak peak at her jazz-rich vocal upbringing, all enhanced by DeCosmo's deep lyricism.

“She is small in stature, but has a big, big voice...think Susan Tedeschi. She was born way too late to be a torch singer at the Copa, but her voice will remind you of those silky 1940′s vocalists.” ― Steve Hart, Amelia Island Blues Fest 2010

DeCosmo has been influenced by the powerful soul singers of the 60s, like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, but also by subdued sultry singers like Norah Jones and Sarah Vaughn. She resinates deeply with the roots americana music of the US, but also soars toward being sonically contemporary.

“At Friday’s show, with her hair pulled back and dressed in a modest black frock, she didn’t resemble the bikini-top-wearing, belly-baring chick we're used to. That iteration of DeCosmo is something of a local legend. The singer lost nothing in shedding the sexy for the demure. The modest attire meant that the voice had to stand on its own and it did, alternately gliding, swooping, sailing, and rocketing through a set list comprising R & B classics and original material. ” ― Susanna Mars, Fresh Squeezed Florida 2010


Notable accolades:

  • Performed at the International Blues Competition, University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Democratic National Convention, Daytona Blues Festival, Magnolia Music Festival (w/ Dickie Betts and Grace Potter), Busch Gardens, and more.
  • Been featured on radio stations nationwide, most notably NPR.
  • On the casting list to sing for Cirque du Soleil.

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