Danielle French is a nomadic singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta who has been writing, recording and performing her own music as a solo artist over the past 20 years. Over the past four years, Danielle has been invited by Holiday Music Motel creative director pat MacDonald (Grammy-nominated songwriter, formerly of the band Timbuk3- he wrote “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”) to take part in a series of week-long songwriting intensives at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Dozens of songwriters of varying genres gather in a focused environment three times a year (February, June and October) to co-write, perform and record together in the in-house studio. Songwriters are housed at the motel and paired through a random “spin-the-bottle” process, and this is where the magic happens.
Reflecting on her years of co-writing, at the Holiday Music Motel a group of songs emerged that proved to be transformational for Danielle, inspiring her to conjure up her latest project- Miss Scarlett and the Madmen, Dark Love Songs which has been receiving rave reviews and is receiving airplay on campus and public radio across North America.