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 March 2016, is about 10 years of her life. The songs are sometimes personal, yet somehow seem to be universal in the human experience. DeCosmo's music is dreamy, folk rock, richly enhanced by deep lyricism and a hint of her jazz upbringing.
The Tampa Bay Times picked "Heavy is the Heart" as one of the best albums of the year! Be sure to click the link to read the full write-up: "Like Joan Armatrading or K.D. Lang, DeCosmo floats between styles with ease, drifting from the spacey soul of Closer to the rumbling Southern rock of Don't Know What It Means to the hushed, intimate Funny Love. Her voice, soft and supple, is the spider's silk holding it together." ― Jay Cridlin, Times Pop Music/Culture Critic Read the Full Review Here
“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
“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
- 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.