Charlie Dane / Press

“2012 has been a banner year so far for this “little girl with a big voice”; earlier this week Charlie was chosen as one of the seven youth artist Finalists aged 13 to 20 from across the country who contributed original songs to the non-profit PAVE the Way Project which raises awareness of dating violence alongside their peers www.pavethewayproject.com The winning artist will perform in a recording of a new song written by GRAMMY® Award winner Salvador Santana, collaborating alongside his father, 10-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Carlos Santana. Last month it was announced that she be joining the stellar lineup for the 8th annual Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain, NY playing alongside acts such as Gov’t Mule, Michael Franti & Spearhead the immortal Steve Winwood to name a few”

“I see Dane as an undiscovered Gem, a Genuine Article, or a real up and comer within the industry. As time goes by she will no doubt develop and even broader fanbase across the US and abroad if she plays her cards right. I am eager to hear and see what the future holds for this amazing artist. She clearly has the total package required to garner success. In close most famous artists out there have "it" I'm not so sure what it but Charlie Dane definitely has whatever "it" is.”

“There is a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold from the mundane pop that's filling the airwaves. Dane has delivered a pure pop-guitar driven sound that will remind you of Jewel, Lisa Loeb, Leann Rimes and even hints of Macy Gray. Not every square inch is filled with a vocal delivery under duress – but musical space. This allows the music to breathe via Danes' amazing vocal presence.”

“Dane and her band clearly possess above average playing abilities and elite songwriting skills. Timing is spot on within the genera. Dane can definitely hold her own on the guitar, but more importantly she just let's it all hang out vocally - holding nothing back. Vocals from Dane are executed flawlessly and in many ways the strongpoint part of this production.”

“Every generation reaches a point where they look to the future.  This is when they question whether the youth of their time can carry on as well as those who came before them.  This is no different in the music world.  Will there ever be another band as iconic as The Beatles?  Will any artist ever have the charisma of Frank Sinatra?  Will women musicians ever be as influential as Stevie Nicks?  Some may look at today’s youth and answer no, but these people haven’t heard Charlie Dane.”

“When we first heard Charlie sing, we were instantly moved by the soulful quality of her music. She doesn't sound like your typical tween pop star. She has an old-school style and confidence that makes you forget (or amazed that) she's a middle schooler.”

“Her name is Charlie Dane, and at 12 years old, she doesn't need Max Martin or Dr. Luke to help her produce a quality song. When asked what recording artist inspires her, she said, "I don't really take my inspiration from other performers." Instead, inspiration "comes from things all around me."”

“Although small in stature, Dane performs on stage with sheer confidence and grace, qualities that most adult female singers wish they had.”

David Criblez - Oyster Bay Guardian

“Twelve year old Oyster Bay resident Charlie Dane was the featured performer at a pre-game concert before a New York Islanders game last month.”