Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dani Atkinson Live at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY

Upcoming artist Dani Atkinson performed live at The Chance theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. A native of upstate New York, this was Atkinson's first performance at The Chance.  The pop/rock/country artist performed to a sold out home crowd who were very receptive to her short set on the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2013.

Atkinson is a talented young singer with a set of pipes that can compete with the biggest female songstresses. Not surprisingly, one of Dani's biggest influences at a young age was Whitney Houston.  While Atkinson's style is markedly differently than Houston's - more of a folksy, rocky pop style - one can clearly see how the singer's powerful vocals take a cue from Whitney.  As an example, Dani dared to take on the challenging pop ballad, Heart Attack by Demi Lovato - in an acoustic set, with no back-up singers!

Her original singles - Right in Front of Your Face and Dismissed - are catchy, radio-ready songs with a blend of heartfelt, soulful melodies and high powered vocal crescendos.  Inspired by a personal experience with love lost, the songs are raw, emotional and relatable.

Check out the video and follow Dani on Twitter (@daniatkinson), Facebook and YouTube.