Iron City Sound Winner
Danielle Barbe is a young rock artist from a small town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her self-released, self-titled debut album is currently garnering a buzz among fans and industry insiders. "Danielle is the real deal, a rare combination of incredible talent and charisma only seen in the biggest stars in the business" says her producer Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, All American Rejects, Plain White Ts, Rival Schools).
Starting at a young age, Danielle fronted a variety of bands, developing her unique vocal style, songwriting, and an alluring stage presence. She soon attracted the attention of Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Luke Ebbin. This relationship turned into an album's worth of material that Ebbin utilized to build Danielle's distinct style and sound. Ranging from indie pop hits to soaring emotional ballads, Danielle's debut album is a stunning representation of a truly talented and unique artist. As word got out, the blogosphere lit up with accolades with influential industry blog, Kings of A&R naming her #3 in the Top 10 Emerging Artists of 2011.
Danielle's first single "Ghost Town" got the attention of music supervisors, and was featured in an episode of CBS "The Ghost Whisperer". Shortly thereafter, another song off the album, "Wango Tango", went on to grace the silver screen with a placement in the film Regency/ 20th Century Fox movie, "Vampires Suck". The film was #2 at the box office, and the song was also featured on the film's soundtrack.
With the album and single, "Ghost Town" video receiving rave reviews from tastemakers, Danielle has developed a fan base that comes out in droves to see her at festivals such as SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival, and shows at the Palms Casino, Rockwood Music Hall and opening for bands such as Semi- Precious Weapons, Fuel, among others. These fans also voted to make Danielle's video for her song "Ghost Town"the winner of "MTVu Freshman of the week", securing a spot in the MTVu rotation.
Success continues for Barbe as she recently was crowned the winner of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands- quite an achievement considering 23,000 bands entered. This victory has earned her a spot on the upcoming Warped Tour 2012.
Great things continue for Barbe, who's career trajectory continues at a dizzying rate. Check her out at Daniellebarbe.com. Additionally, her album and singles are available on itunes.
No matter where my music takes me, Pittsburgh is where my heart is. I love my Primanti's cheese combo and my Iron City beer... I frequently use the word "yinz" and refer to Kmart as "Kmarts". Recently in a YouTube comment on one of my videos, someone said, "She's obviously not from the United States! She has a very thick accent." Someone responded, "It's a PITTSBURGH accent!"
I would love to be given the chance to represent Iron City Beer. Not only would the money help my music career as I head off on Warped Tour this summer, and am going to make a new EP, but as a Pittsburgh girl, this contest is really perfect for me.
I love your brand, would love to promote it through my networks, and sincerely thank you for your consideration!