It seems that to get anywhere in this world, you have to follow some kind of plan. We wish that the plan could be of our creation, but quite often fate hands a plan to us. If you’re lucky, you love your plan. And sometimes, almost magically, if you love your plan enough, it actually starts to come true.
For Danny Sylvestre, music has always been a part of his life. At the age of two, Danny was dancing and singing to “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley. At seven years old, he was the lead actor and singer of his school play. At ten years old, he was writing his own music and lyrics.
Fast forward a few years. After Danny’s daughter was born, he put his music aside to concentrate on his contractor business to provide for his family. He still frequented the gym and the boxing ring. And, he still brought his guitar to the campfire. But, his love of song writing was put on hold.
In 2010, Danny picked up where he left off at ten, and wrote and released “Crossover Life” to the wilds of the internet. This collection of songs was a buffet of rock and country that included a few love songs, a few love lost songs and a whole lot of attitude.
It also introduced us to Danny’s guiding principles: “Where words fail, music speaks”.
Since then he has performed on many different stages from Toronto to Montreal and from Nashville, home to the Ottawa Valley. But, as a fellow artist informed him, you don’t make money singing someone else’s songs.
So, in 2015 he released “Tailgate Songs” which garnered enough attention in Nashville that it was posted in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards first round list under Category 26 Best Country Solo Performance for new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings. Not bad for a small town boy with English as his second language.
In 2017 Danny released a new single called “I Quit!”. In 2018, he released another single called ‘I Get Your Love’.
In 2020, he released a new single called “Lovey Dovey Eyes”. Also, he will release “Be Brave for Me”. The song was written for his fundraising event “Sing Out for CHEO”. www.singoutforcheo.ca
As Danny says, “I’ve always loved to perform, but now I want to sing my own songs. Now, I’m comfortable to share. It’s time to walk out on the big stage.”
It sounds like he’s got his plan and he’s ready for it to come true.