Seattle singer/songwriter Danelle Hayes has been described as everything from Norah Jones to Lana Del Rey, to Alicia Keyes. It is difficult to avoid comparisons but Danelle Hayes is much more than an industry replica. Influenced by a wide range of music from soul, jazz, rock, and pop comes a style of writing that is honest, genuine, and emotional. Smart and edgy lyrics along with melodies delivered complimentary of a truly jagged, soulful and powerful voice; Danelle Hayes has the originality that will leave an impression on the ears of every music lover.
Danelle was born a competitive soul and It was this very competitiveness that landed her as a feature on the 2010 American Idol auditions as a contestant advancing to the Hollywood round. Since her appearance on the show Danelle has been featured on the local Q13 news channel, continuous radio shows, and performing in various venues all around the country. The show has created a clarity that has inspired Danelle to write several new songs and discover a direction for her music.
Danelle is currently in pre-production for her debut solo album. She is quickly approaching the next step in her career and is thrilled to grow as a writer, artist, and musician. With her passion for music and her desire for greatness Danelle will capture the attention of the music industry and the hearts of the music enthusiasts.