Danny Wright is a Steinway artist, a composer and a producer, but he is best known as one of the original Contemporary Piano "superstars." Today, Danny's music spans genres including Contemporary Piano, Classical Crossover, Neo-Classical and New Age Piano; he is widely celebrated by critics for his balanced mastery of three musical repertoires: Classical, Broadway/Film and Contemporary Piano.
As Danny’s Black & White Series of seven albums rose to fame, his fan base grew exponentially. His warm personality, heart-based approach to music, and versatile style brought him admiration, airplay and an international following of piano music fans. To this day, he engages daily with thousands of devoted fans via telephone, letter writing, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. His loyal fans are great supporters of both his new music and concert performances. Danny has sold over 6 million albums since his debut in 1986, he was named twice by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 Artist in his genre, and, three of his albums were on Billboard's Top 10 New Age Albums for three consecutive years.
Danny is beloved for his willingness to write songs for everyday people who share their lives and love stories with him, which numbers over 200 individual songs to date. His dedication to community has resulted in performing more than 50 charity concerts including the Humane Society of North Texas, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the American Red Cross; he is proud to have helped in raising over one million dollars for these and other charitable causes.
Today, Danny’s own WH Sound Studio is in control of 80% of his music catalog, selling albums, downloads, sheet music and related merchandise; the label has released over a dozen re-mastered, digital, and new music albums since 2012. Currently, Danny is in the process of finalizing his next album of original music, and booking live concerts all over the world for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Please contact Tony Emerson, manager, for bookings: 310-490-9349.
Talent booking agents and event organizers' requests have been answered by WH Sound Studios, who released a new "sizzle" reel for world-renowned pianist & composer Danny Wright. View it here, and share it with a venue or arts organization near you to bring Danny to your town! http://youtu.be/22GvWSlIo-Q
Steinway pianist and recording artist Danny Wright’s release of Collage (A Timeless Collection of Medleys) presents music from the greatest love stories in recent centuries. In his warm and elegant style, Wright languishes over combining his favorite Showtunes, Film Music and Classical works, resulting in a rich meld of music by composers from Pachelbel to Henry Mancini, made unforgettable by Barbra Streisand, Audrey Hepburn, Billie Holiday and so many more legendary performers.
Enjoy Danny on Las Vegas' favorite TV show: The Morning Blend!
Danny is attending the "Gatsby @ Wimbledon Gala" @ The new DOWNTOWN GRAND Hotel as the guest of Ryan Wolfington. WH Sound Studio has donated music and tix to the silent auction, and we encourage the community to join us in benefiting the Marty Hennessy Foundation and Inspiring Children Foundation! Event date: Friday April 25th 6:30 pm; the dress code is Gatsby or Wimbledon style! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U5p0AO9MqPA
WH Sound Studios is proud to announce that Danny Wright's Fall 2013 release Gifts from the Heart: Songs from God has been nominated for an Enlightened Piano Radio Award! You can support us by seinding an email to EPR expressing your enthusiasm for Album of the Year (2013)." The judges take the enthusiasm of fans into consideration, so let your love shine through!
QRS Technologies, Inc. adds Danny Wright to its impressive Steinway artist series, with an agreement to record two of Wright’s concerts at Las Vegas’ The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The concert recordings will be available to QRS PNOmation II and Pianomation customers as a CD, DVD and digital download beginning in June 2014.
Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/DWQRS/prweb11678694.htm
When there just are no words, people are finding that Danny Wright is there to put their emotions into song.
Over the last decade, and from all over the world, people have reached out to Danny Wright, the composer and pianist also referred to by his loyal fans as The Healer of Hearts, hoping he can capture their love story in song. Word-of-mouth has spread of Wright’s unique gift for capturing a life or love story with his piano, and, to date, the artist estimates he has composed about 175 songs for loved ones here on earth or "already in heaven" as the soft-spoken artist would say. The pieces written for these are shared on Danny's albums such as Full of Love, Gifts from the Heart, Reflections and even on his new reissue of the classic Real Romance.
Read the full story at: http://hiltonshead.blogspot.com/2014/02/capturing-love-in-song.html
Enjoy Danny's live interview on podcast radio with the UK's Terry James Hawke, listening and discussing all the recent works. Tune in any way that works for you, at 3:50 pm PST. Radio Station Web: www.harboroughfm.co.uk
Danny Wright, founder of WH Sound Studio, will perform two intimate holiday concerts at the world class performing arts center, The Smith Center; both shows are scheduled for Sunday December 15 at 2 pm and 6 pm.
The concert, titled Just Wright for Christmas, will feature the award-winning pianist/composer/producer’s debut of a new Christmas album – Christmas Time is Here – a combination of new recordings and favorite holiday hits from Wright’s extensive repertoire.
Read more at: http://www.vegasnews.com/106821/danny-wright-and-special-guest-star-traci-kesisian-to-ring-in-the-holidays-at-the-smith-centers-cabaret-jazz-room-dec-15.html
WH Sound Studio is proud to announce that Danny's song - My Guiding Light (Barb) - has been chosen as a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition. It is an honor to have my song recognized among such talented artists.
WH Sound Studios is honored that REFLECTIONS has been accepted to the GRAMMY Awards' long ballot for consideration as Best Album: New Age.
This week, Danny Wright will join efforts with Kids Who Care to present a concert benifitting the Humane Society of North Texas. Danny promotes the concert with a performance on KTXD: http://www.ktxdtv.com/story/23654446/danny-wright-concert-benefitting-the-humane-society
Danny Wright has joined an elite group of Steinway Artists. Follow the above link to see Danny's profile on the Steinway website.
Watch the live chat and performance here: http://www.vegasmorningblend.com/videos/223629491.html
Danny Wright Featured in New Concert Series at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
World-renowned pianist Danny Wright to perform four intimate, seasonal concerts in Las Vegas at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz Room. Las Vegas (Sept. 13, 2013) -- WH Sound Studio announces a series of intimate concerts by its premiere artist and founder Danny Wright, to be held from October 2013 through May 2014 in Las Vegas’ world-class Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The award-winning pianist/composer/producer is excited to share new compositions as well as favorite hits from his extensive repertoire. Joining him for the October concerts will be special guests Traci Kesisian with vocals, Bob Sachs on bass, and Cole Bingham on percussion. Tickets range from $30 - $75, and are available at the venue box office, or by phone at 702.749.2000. Wright promoted the concerts with a preview performance with Bob Sachs on Vegas Morning Blend, which can viewed at the following URL: http://www.vegasmorningblend.com/videos/223629491.html The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz is the perfect venue to foster the intimacy that Wright brings to his music. Wright, who resides with his family in the Red Rock area, firmly believes in giving back to the community in different ways. He is not only passionate about his music, but also advocates for education, the elderly and animals. A proud owner of four dogs, he recently participated in the “Out of the Gutter” Celebrity Bowling Event to benefit the Nevada SPCA, and also performed at a fundraiser for at-risk youth organization Henry’s Place at Lake Las Vegas. Wright is lauded for his mastery of several types of music, including Classical, Broadway and original music. His own compositions, including the recent album Reflections, often honor his friends and loyal fans or their loved ones. Many of the dedicated compositions can be seen on his YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/DannyWrightDWF. Concert dates and each show’s themes are as follows: 10/20/13: Reflections Danny Wright debuts “Reflections, an intimate cabaret-style concert in which he shares the touching stories behind the melodic works on his brilliant new double album, Reflections. Celebrated around the world as the Healer of Hearts, Danny’s accomplished piano performances and sophisticated compositions are rooted in the classics, yet inspired by real people and events in his life. 12/15/13: Just Wright for The Holidays Christmas is Danny Wright’s favorite time of year, and this year promises an intimate, warm and wintry celebration of the holidays, appropriate for the whole family. Danny will play heartfelt favorites from his four Christmas albums, adding his unique touch to beloved pieces like “Carol of the Bells” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as well as sharing a few original works like “Song of Joy” and “Innocence.” 2/23/14: Real Romance Love is in the air this time of year, and Danny Wright creates an evening of romance and remembrance in his cabaret-style piano concert, Real Romance,. Enjoy an unforgettable evening as Danny shares the real life love stories behind the music, and his signature arrangements of romantic songs from the stage and screen such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Places That Belong to You” and “For Good.” 5/11/14: A Mother’s Love Danny Wright presents an elegant Mother’s Day piano concert, featuring works from Danny’s double album, A Mother’s Love, celebrating mothers everywhere with songs like “You Raise Me Up” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The renowned pianist and composer will share the heartwarmingly beautiful real-life inspirations for his original pieces on the album, including “My Son’s Lullaby.” He’ll also include works from his new lullabies album, “Dream A Little Dream.” Danny Wright is available for interviews and local media booking surrounding the event. Please contact Beth Hilton at The B Company: bethhilton@theBcompany.com or 310-560-8390. For tickets and venue info, please visit: www.thesmithcenter.com Direct Ticket link: http://www.thesmithcenter.com/events/venues/cabaret-jazz-3/page/2/ For more information, please visit: www.DannyWright.com or www.Facebook.com/DannyWrightFanPage # # # About Danny Wright In 2012, Wright began celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his career as a best-selling recording artist. During that time, he has sold over six million records and played many of the finest venues in the U.S. and abroad. Fourteen of his 40 recordings remain steady on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers in the Adult Contemporary category, and he was thrice named by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in New Age. Currently, Wright is re-mastering and re-releasing his entire Moulin D’Or catalog of albums through his own WH Sound Studio, based in Las Vegas, NV, and continuing to record new original compositions. Media Contacts: Beth Hilton, Publicist for Danny Wright The B Company firstname.lastname@example.org 310-560-8390 Richard Hudock The Smith Center for the Performing Arts email@example.com 702-749-2335
Review: Reflections by Danny Wright
Long before the digital era where being a fully-independent artist became the norm, pianist Danny Wright was making the world magic for solo piano. One of the most versatile New Age-based artists in the genre’s history, he has released a total of 40 recordings and sold over six million albums with an exquisite ivory touch, keen and soothing melodic sensibilities and an expansive repertoire that has encompassed classical, Broadway, pop instrumental, easy listening, Christian and adult contemporary music. The Steinway and PianoDisc artist, who has twice been named by Billboard as a Top Ten artist in the new age genre—with three of his albums ranking in the Top Ten for three consecutive years—recently excited longtime fans with the re-release of some of his famous earlier works in digital and CD formats, with re-mastering and complete package re-design.
This mining of past gems no doubt inspired his latest burst of inspirational musings, Reflections, which at 18 tracks (on two CDs) is typical of Wright’s incredibly prolific nature as an artist. His liner notes mention that his recent achievement of some of his long term creative goals prompted a look back with gratitude on the people who have played a part in his journey—which began at the age of 4. One he makes mention of directly in the notes is a woman named Ann Nestler, whose “charming Woodstock, VT based gift shop ‘Primrose Garden’ was the first to play my music on cassette tape in 1985.” That’s how new age music was marketed in those days, and Nestler has kept things old school since then, playing only Wrights music in her shop all these years. He saves the song dedicated to her, a sweetly rendered, impressionistic rendition of “Moonlight in Vermont,” for the end of an album where each and every song is penned as a loving, longing tribute to a special person.
Even though we might not know who the people are or what role they played in Wright’s life and career, the listener can gain a deeper, wordless understanding of the pianist’s feelings on each track. Starting with the wistful opening ballad “Reflections,” he rolls through a gentle sweep of poignant musical dedications. The carefully-selected titles help tell the tale that plays out on the keys—from the way he soars gracefully with “My Dearest Angel” to the thoughtful, dramatic rendering of “The Story of Us” and an inspiring call to “Stand Tall.” Aside from the purity of Wright’s compositions and emotional playing style, one of the most remarkable aspects of Reflections is the way the personal message becomes a universal invitation to everyone within earshot. So, while he dedicates the dark toned, richly percussive “Our Journey Together” to The Sparks Family, we can laugh and cry along as he balances the melancholy with the whimsical as the tune progresses.
We can all relate to having a special person in our life who is “The Giving Soul” and enjoy the peaceful flow of “Dancing With The Angels.” Other highlights include the eloquent and graceful “Sister’s Love,” the gossamer, high register melody-driven “Gateway to the Soul” and the emotional and victorious “No Dragons To Slay.” “She Keeps My Heart” is one of the most romantic bits of candlelight on Reflections. While we can be hopeful that over time Wright will tell his audience who all of these wonderful people are, for now we can enjoy imagining the gentle and stirring ways they’ve touched his heart, and more importantly, inspired the music that has in turn inspired millions over the years.
--Jonathan Widran, veteran music writer
Danny will be performing August 11th at Sam’s Town in a Celebrity bowling event for the benefit of the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
DANNY WRIGHT RELEASES INTROSPECTIVE NEW SOLO PIANO ALBUM, REFLECTIONS, CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS IN MUSIC
Las Vegas, NV (June 25, 2013) — Danny Wright’s gift for capturing a life or love story in music has become one of his many recognized talents over the years. Today, the popular composer, pianist and producer releases a double album that includes his latest original music as well as a dedicated cover of “Moonlight in Vermont.” The album is available everywhere on June 25th, and select tracks were debuted during his June 30th concert at Raue Center for the Arts (Crystal Lake, IL).
Referencing Reflections, with its stylish cover art true to the artist and his legacy, Wright says, “Having recently achieved a few long-term goals, it seemed a good time for a bit of reflection on my life and my music. I’ve been playing music since I was four, and recording music for nearly 30 years now. I thank God several times a day for the gift of music and the career it has made possible for me.”
To date, the artist estimates he has done upwards of 160 songs commissioned by individuals to commemorate a loved one here on earth or already in heaven. Dfgh0families and posted on YouTube; a search of “Danny Wright” turns up dozens of videos inspired by Wright’spopular piano songs.
In a recent interview with Enlightened Piano Radio, Wright revealed a touching story of loyalty behind the dedication of the piece “Moonlight in Vermont” saying, “I reflect on the people who’ve helped me along the way, especially Ann Nestler, whose charming Woodstock, VT-based gift shop “Primrose Garden” was the first to play my music on cassette tape in 1985. Incredibly, she has played only my music all these years, filtering through the shop to the street outside, warmly welcoming tourists and locals. I am eternally grateful for her support.” The rest of the songs are originals that Wright says, are inspired by people who have touched his heart and memorable events from his life.
Upon establishing his Las Vegas-based WH Sound Studio in 2012, Wright acquired the rights to the Moulon D’or catalog, and began re-mastering, re-packaging and re-releasing his back catalog in a combination of physical and digital formats, creating upwards of 30 available albums to date. The artist’s shop also offers Danny Wright sheet music, Piano Disc, special products, gifts, licensing, custom compositions and direct purchase links via his official website.
The album, with a suggested retail price of $15.99, is available at leading retailers, and online at iTunes, Amazon. The artist’s physical distribution is handled by CPI Distribution, digital downloads by BFM Digital, and specialty stores are serviced by Music Design; the label is currently seeking distribution deals in foreign territories via Planet Works Entertainment.
Fans can connect with Wright at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DannyWrightFanPage and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DannyWrightDWF.
For review copies, interviews and cross-promotions or electronic files, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. For bookings, contact Paul Bongiorno at Starvox Entertainment. For additional information and special orders, call WH Sound Studio at 702-724-0918702-724-0918.
Watch Danny's Appearance on The Morning Blend
From the rockabilly music of Jerry Lee Lewis to the classical hits of famed pianist Danny Wright, the best in piano playing comes to the Raue Center for the Arts.
“For years, I’ve been asked to write these special compositions,” Wright said. “It just came out really, really beautiful. It’s probably my finest work in my 30-year career.”
Wright said he receives daily messages from fans who’ve been inspired, even healed by his music, as they face life struggles, such as alcoholism and other ailments. Other songs reflect celebrations, such as weddings or anniversaries.
Those messages, as well as some of his own personal struggles, inspired the latest album. No personal tale is too small, he said, and his songs reflect real-life experiences.
“I just think all of life’s experiences from the beginning to now have really taught me what it’s like to be the best person I can be,” he said. “This is probably the best place I’ve ever been in my life, and it’s really reflected in my music.”
Wright started playing piano by ear at age 4, playing the theme from “Dr. Zhivago” in the family’s living room.
He rose to fame in the late-1980s with his “Black and White” series, but faced some ups and downs through the years.
After the 1990s, he said he had to learn how to get his music out into modern media, such as iTunes and Amazon, as more record stores folded.
In the past year, he’s started his own Las Vegas-based independent record label and has worked to rerelease a catalog of songs previously recorded, some of which were never released.
Naïve at a young age, he said he learned how important it is to trust the people working with you.
“I was young, and I didn’t know it, and they were taking 40 percent of everything I was making and hiding it and confiscating it,” he said.
Later, the loss of both of his parents deeply affected him, leading to depression. He turned to faith, and now knows his parents are watching over him and very proud, he said.
“In my life, I have become a very spiritual person,” he said. “Through my spirituality, this beautiful music is flowing out of me.”
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Come watch Danny Wright perform LIVE in Minocqua, WI at Lakeland Union High School!
Danny Wright never takes credit for his beautiful music. The veteran pianist and composer, also known as “The Healer of Hearts”, makes music that touches and uplifts people worldwide every day, and yet the Texas-born artist attributes all of his talent to the grace of God. As one of today’s finest pianist/composers, Danny defies classification. He specializes in several music styles: Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. He is a Steinway artist, and performs extensively as both a solo artist and a guest artist with pops symphonies. His music is embraced across genres and borders.
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A celebration of love and motherhood, featuring Danny Wright and his trio, performing songs from his album A Mother's Love, including film favorites like Terms of Endearment, and Wind Beneath My Wings. Also including original pieces, heartwarming stories, and song dedications to special mothers in the audience.
Join Danny Wright as he headlines The National Piano Conference's evening concert at the Raue Center for the Arts, titled "An Evening of Broadway" with Kurt Bestor.
Danny Wright will perform inspiring music from his patriotic piano repertoire live at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center. He'll be joined by guest vocalists Traci Kesisian and Ron Decar, performing songs from Danny's deep catalog of classics including selections from his album God Bless America - A Patriotic Piano Salute To The USA. Enjoy a rousing dinner and concert before the fireworks!