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Melodic Rock Musician from the North East of Scotland

Danny Mortimer

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MUSIC

VIDEOS

"Stay With Me"
Official Music Video

Music Video for first Single released from "Out Of The Blue", directed by  Anna McPherson of Recite Films.

"Waiting" (The 2021 Remix)
Official Music Video

Music Video for the newly recorded version of "Waiting", taken from the new album "Songs From The Cutting Room Floor".

"Opener (The 2021 Remix)"
Official Music Video

Music Video for the newly re-recorded rendition of "Opener" taken from the new album "Songs From The Cutting Room Floor".

"Anything But Silent"
Official Music Video

Music Video for the Second Single released from the album "Anything But Silent",  Directed by Jodie McHattie and Stewart Buchanan of Fat Magic.

"Just Like Before"
Official Music Video

Lyric Music Video for the first Side of the Double Sided Single, entitled
"Just Like Before/Another Light".

"Another Light"
Official Music Video

Lyric Music Video for the second Side of the 

Double Sided Single, entitled

"Just Like Before/Another Light".

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BIOGRAPHY

Danny Mortimer with his vision and passion for music is grabbing attention amongst gig-goers and radio listeners alike. For the last ten years, Elgin’s young singer/songwriter/guitar player has been playing with local bands playing both originals and covers with many different styles of music. Learning from other musicians around him, Danny has played pop, punk, rock and heavy metal and enjoys being part of the band camaraderie.

He was inspired as a teenager, after seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers and bought his first electric guitar, proceeding to teach himself a handful of chords and songs. After being part of popular bands such as ‘Exit’, ‘Side Effect’, ‘Next Question’ and ‘Fat King George’ amongst others, Danny became the singer and guitarist of ‘Christie Row’.  Having loved writing for many years, Danny’s experiences on his world travels added a new dimension to him writing music and he incorporated the lyrics he had written on his travels to create new magic and the foundations were laid for his new bands debut album. ‘Headlights at Midnight’ by Christie Row was released in 2015 and gained Danny new fans. After parting ways with his band, Danny decided to concentrate on his writing and taking influence from one of his idols, Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) in September 2016 he released ‘Out of the Blue’ from which the first single ‘Stay with Me’ along with its video received high praise and airplay in the UK, Europe and Australia. Live radio sessions, interviews and live performances followed and follow-up single ‘Waiting’ went down a storm and hit the November 2016 Scottish New Music Charts.
 

Becoming increasingly popular and in demand, the end of 2016 saw Danny hit the Scottish New Music Charts once again with ‘Go On’. 2017 brought an even busier year with live radio sessions and gigs around Scotland and winning new fans all the time. 2017 saw Danny playing numerous gigs and festivals including the popular Whisky Stage at Speyfest, Wolfstock in Banff and and the Main Stage at NXNE with various songs, old and new making it onto his playlist. New song ‘Anything but Silent’ was received very well and was released as a free download along with a music video. Once again, Danny made it into the Scottish New Music Chart and proved he was well and truly making waves.

Late 2017 saw Danny entering the nationwide Soundwaves Music Competition of which he made it through to the final round at the 02 ABC in Glasgow. His determination was rewarded with the fact that he had indeed now played that very stage as a musician. 2018 saw the eagerly awaited release of ‘Anything but Silent’ which was grittier/heavier than its predecessor ‘Out of the blue’. Adding more strings to his bow, Danny wrote/self produced/engineered the album in order to learn about the studio/recording process. June saw the video release of ‘Anything but Silent’ and the track went global with radio airplay and it coincided with the huge and extremely well received 19 date, tour over 6 months in Scotland.

Danny Mortimer’s dreams have become reality with playing on the stage at the 02 ABC in Glasgow and the annual Belladrum Festival in the Highlands of Scotland and his plans for the future include the release of exciting new music, more gigs and doing what the Highland lad does best – song writing and reaching out to the world of music. Music connects and Danny does this with his heart and soul and his music.


The new double sided Single of "Just Like Before/Another Light" is set for release on August 14th, with Producer duties handled by Alan Greer of "In Time Records". Both singles showcase both sides of Danny's musical style, one loud song and one queit. It has already been receiving rave reviews on National Radio.n The During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Danny recorded a rendition of the David Bowie Classic "Heroes" and created a music video utilising footage of how people were coping during Lockdown. The song and Video gained the attention from BBC Scotland and soon resulted in an interview on TV about the track, and the experiences of being a musician during the pandemic. 

In 2021, Danny is gearing up to reveal what goes on behind the studio doors in the upcoming "Through The Sound" Documentary. He will reveal the stories behind his releases, the stories behind the music, and his growth as a Singer/Songwriter. He also re-released two songs from his back catalogue on the Double Sided Single Release, "Opener/Waiting" (The 2021 Remix) which are taken from the soon to be announced album, "Songs From The Cutting Room Floor". This album will consist of songs from his back catalogue, re-recorded and re-imagined, aswell as some songs that have never seen the light of day.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Creating waves through Moray is Danny Mortimer, playing his own brand of Guitar-Based-Melodic-Rock. Blending heartfelt lyrics with big sing along choruses, he has hit the ground running. Recording and releasing "Out Of The Blue" (2016), "Anything But Silent" (2018), "Just Like Before/Another Light" (2020) and "Opener/Waiting" (2021) he has received worldwide Radio Airplay, Newspaper Articles written about him aswell as gigs all over the of Scotland. 

Highlights Include;

  • Multiple Individual Tracks charted in the Scottish Unsigned Music Global Charts.
     

  • Reached The Soundwaves Music Competition Final, playing on the Main Stage at Glasgow's O2 ABC, beating off 1,200 other applicants.
     

  • "Jackson" and "Stay With Me" selected to be released as part of two separate compilation releases by New York based Record Label, Factory Fast Records.
     

  • "Opener (The 2021 Remix)" charts at number 2 in Australia, and also made "Single Of The Week" on The Max Radio, (September 2021)
     

  • Organising and completing a full 19 Date Scottish Tour to promote the new Album "Anything But Silent", playing various festivals and venues over the country
     

  • Worldwide Radio-Airplay on over 50 different Radio Stations across the Globe 
     

  • During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Danny recorded a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes", which resulted an appearance and interview on BBC Scotland's TV show, "The Nine".
     

  • Played in some of Scotlands most well known Venues, including O2 ABC (Glasgow), O2 Academy (Glasgow), Tunnels (Aberdeen), The Green Room (Perth), and the Ironworks (Inverness)
     

  • Played Main Stage at various Festivals, including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (2018),
    Wolfstock (2017 & 2019), NXNE Scotland (2017), Jocktoberfest (2019) and Speyfest (2016,2017,2018 & 2019)

     

  • Supported many upcoming bands and singers, including Erin Bennett (EBB), CAB Collective, Edgar Road, Silver Coast, Blue Gum Ears, Gordon James and The Power and The Smokin Buglar Band.
     

  • Performed Live "On The Air" Radio Sessions on Keith Community Radio, North Highland Radio, Radio West Fife and Moray Firth Radio.

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REVIEWS (LIVE, STUDIO RECORDING AND MEDIA REVIEWS)

After a scuzzy hard-rock riff as a prelude, Opener unravels as a lyrically tender Trans-Atlantic time capsule to the 90s with hints of both Paul Draper and early FNM Mike Patton in the vocals that pour plenty of soul into the otherwise strident and emotionally-charged track".  ~  Review by Amelia Vandergast of A&R Factory Review on "Opener" - August 2021

"I think its one thing being a good vocalist, but being a great Lead Guitarist over that, is something that is always going to work in your favour." Ryan Borthwick , radio presenter on Clyde 1, after Danny Mortimer's performance at the O2 ABC Glasgow.

 

"Excellent performance, two songs that I could easily hear on the radio. Main thing that caught me was the Songwriting. And Danny's work moving about on stage was excellent. I always think it must be difficult, to play guitar, playing lead stuff like that and moving about so much, so well done" - Tom Russell "The Godfather of Rock", after Danny Mortimer's performance at the O2 ABC Glasgow.


"Solid, chunky riffs with harmonised leads and a solo to die for mix with a rolling Bass line ad a simple yet effective drum beat to make for a musical triumph. Add his expansive vocal range and you have all the ingredients for a song that will fit perfectly in anyones playlist. Wreckage Rating 8.1/10" ~ Wreckage Radio Review on "Stay With Me"

Artists who consistently reinvent themselves typically yield a longer shelf-life. David Bowie, Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney are a few artists who used reinvention to stay relevant and prolong their careers. Add Scotsman Danny Mortimer Music to that list. After a decade in live music, creating great songs for gig-goers and radio listeners to enjoy, Danny has taken the unusual step to reinvent his sound early in his career, but to great effect! ~  The Max Radio, September 2021

"Danny Mortimer's Debut EP "Out Of The Blue' is a fresh collection of downright honest music. He lays it all out there, singing about real things that apply to us all in everyday life, with an emphasis on relationships. What's more, he delivers this in a way that makes you want to listen to it. The EP is extremely upbeat, it'll put a smile on your face and a swing in your step. Its the sort of music that makes those of us who only listen to music, wish we'd learned how to make it. I could go on but, you get the idea. Even on your worst day, I dare you to listen to this EP and not crack a smile, even if only for a second."  ~  Review by LJ at Alternative Promotions

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DANNY MORTIMER     BASIC INFO

Years active:

2010-present

Genres:

Rock, Alternative

Origin:

Elgin, Moray, Scotland

Labels:
Unsigned

 

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"Side Effect EP" Side Effect (2008)
"Headlights at Midnight" Christie Row (2015)
"Out Of The Blue" Danny Mortimer (2016)

"Anything But Silent" Danny Mortimer (2018)

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Full Band
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CONTACT

For Bookings/Contact: Danny Mortimer

Email: danny.mortimer@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07821 058586

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