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Melodic Rock Musician from the North East of Scotland

Danny Mortimer

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MUSIC

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOS

"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".

"Just Like Before"
Official Music Video

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

"Waiting (The 2021 Remix)"
Official Music Video

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

"Another Light"
Official Music Video

Lyric Music Video for the second Side of the 

Double Sided Single, entitled

"Just Like Before/Another Light".

"Maybe This Is Our Day"
Live at Glachbeg Croft

Live Acoustic Session Recorded of "Maybe This Is Our Day" at Glachbeg Croft.

"Stay With Me"
Official Music Video

Music Video for my  first Solo Single Release, entitled "Stay With Me". Starring Kizzi Pink Simpson and Directed by Anna McPherson of Recite Films.

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BIOGRAPHY

Danny Mortimer with his vision and passion for music is grabbing attention amongst gig-goers and radio listeners alike. Since 2006, Elgin’s 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 in 2015, Danny decided to move forward as a Solo Act. 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 saw Danny playing numerous gigs and festivals including the popular Whisky Stage at Speyfest, and Main Stage appearances at Wolfstock (in Banff) and NXNE (in Aberdeenshire) with various songs, old and new making it onto his playlist. New song ‘The Best In Everything’ 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 and he was invited to play the very stage that only a few years previous had seen his guitar hero, Richie Sambora, play on. 2018 also saw the eagerly awaited release of the album ‘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 as well as organised the huge and extremely well received "Anything But Silent" Tour, which included 19 live dates over 6 months all over Scotland.


The double sided Single of "Just Like Before/Another Light" was released on August 14th 2020, with Producer duties handled by Alan Greer of "In Time Records". Both singles showcased both sides of Danny's musical style, one loud song and one quiet. It received rave reviews on both National and Worldwide Radio. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Danny recorded a rendition of the David Bowie Classic "Heroes" and created a music video utilizing 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 revealed what goes on behind the studio doors in his "Through The Sound" Documentary series. He revealed the stories behind his releases, the stories behind his 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) . Both tracks were greatly received, including charting in Australia and received high praise from both Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio), Tom Russell (The Godfather Of Rock) Eddy Temple-Morris (Virgin Radio DJ) aswell as being featured on BBC Introducing. He is currently working on his new album, entitled "Songs From The Cutting Room Floor" with Phil Wiles of PB Audio. It will consist of songs from his back catalogue, re-recorded and re-imagined, as well as some songs that have never seen the light of day.

Music connects and Danny does this with his heart, his soul and his music.

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 and Australian  Music 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, Forgetting The Future, Lucille 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 90's 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, February 2018.

 

"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, February 2018.


"An Indie Rocker who likes to get the vibe alive and he rocks in the door here with his new Single". ~ A&R Factory review on "Just Like Before/Another Light" August 2020

"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, April 2016.

"An Excellent Release - Two very different songs showcasing a serious amount of Artistic Breadth" ~ Eddie Stuart, KCR 107.7 FM on "Just Like Before/Another Light", August 2020

"Very strong tracks" ~ Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio on "Just Like Before/Another Light", August 2020.

"This guy is as close to human prozac as you can get!" ~ Alternative Promotions, September 2018

"A good voice and the chorus is pretty anthemic" ~ Eddy Temple-Morris, Virgin Radio DJ on listening to "Opener" September, 2021

HI-RES PHOTO

Photography by Giorgio Ciaccio Photography
Photography by Giorgio Ciaccio Photography

Promo Shoot for Single "Just Like Before/Another Light"

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Photography by Giorgio Ciaccio Photography
Photography by Giorgio Ciaccio Photography

Promo Shoot for Single "Just Like Before/Another Light"

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Photography by K. Millen Photography
Photography by K. Millen Photography

Live on stage at the Ironworks, Inverness April 2019

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Photography by LPM Photography
Photography by LPM Photography

Live on Stage at the Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin. July 2018

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Photography by Jamie Fraser
Photography by Jamie Fraser

Image Captured by Jamie Fraser

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Photography by James Boundy (of Evoke Photography)
Photography by James Boundy (of Evoke Photography)

Promo Shoot for "Out Of The Blue"

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Photography by Northern Scot
Photography by Northern Scot

Live on Stage during the Christmas Light Switch on in Elgin. November 2016

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Photography by Alan Cruickshank Photography
Photography by Alan Cruickshank Photography

Live on Stage at Jocktoberfest on the Black Isle. September 2019

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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" (2016)

"Anything But Silent" (2018)

"Just Like Before/Another Light" (2020)

"It's Christmas Time Again (Can You Feel The Snow?)" (2020)
"Opener/Waiting (The 2021 Remix)" (2021)

Discography:

Stage Plan:

Acoustic Solo
Stage Plan

Full Band
Stage Plan

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CONTACT

For Bookings/Contact: Danny Mortimer

Email: danny.mortimer@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07821 058586

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