Danny Aridi is a multi-award-winning Lebanese/Canadian singer and songwriter based in UAE signed to Universal Music. He has been performing for more than 10 years andrecently won the Best Local Band/Act 2019 Award, as well as winning two of the region’s leading talent competitions. He has 8 original songs and music videos released and has opened up for internationally acclaimed artists such as Katy Perry, P!NK, Calvin Harris, Guns n Roses, Fifth Harmony, Post Malone, and The Backstreet Boys.
A rising star of the Middle East, with an increasingly global fanbase, Danny Aridi releases his latest track ‘Wanderlust’, with a stunning video shot in India. His new single and stylish video shot on location in India is set to open the singer/songwriter up to an even bigger audience.'I try to tell a story with every song,’ says Danny on his latest release. ‘Wanderlust was written on one of my travels, and I tried to capture the feeling of leaving your routine and grabbing a one-way ticket to a distant place for the sake of being more adventurous and living in the moment.The ‘Wanderlust’ video brilliantly reflects that feeling, with Danny filmed on-location in India ‘experiencing the local culture, getting lost and going on multiple adventures while writing the lyrics to the song.
The 26-year-old artist moved to the UAE nearly two years ago and quickly adapted to life in the Middle East after studying in Canada for seven years. Deciding to give music his full-time attention, Danny has won support across the region including winning Virgin’s ‘Best Artist’ competition and being named the UAE’s Best Artist by What’s On at their recent annual awards show.
‘My main goal as an artist is to create music that can relate to the audience on a personal level,’ nods Danny on his song writing ambitions. ‘I love to perform, regardless of the numbers. I have played at gigs where there are 13,000 people in the audience to gigs with 4 or 5 people in the audience. I give it my all regardless, if one person is singing along and feeling the words then I have done my job.’
Wanderlust is now out on Universal Music.
watch the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhjkplSTwjA
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.