About Daniela Nardi
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer: Daniela Nardi
is a smoldering, passionate performer, with an enticing voice.
music is literate, yet emotionally charged, blending diverse sounds to deliver up a world breadth and scope.
It's jazzy, but not jazz; groovy but not pop.
and her band DNA5 have drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Dave Matthews Band and Sting.
Ranging in subject matters from longing for love to innocence, from questioning one's faith to sexuality, Daniela Nardi's
work presents a wide palette of the human experience.
It is the spirit of the truth seeker, spirit of a mind that is desiring to tap into and understand the full spectrum of the human experience that form the foundation of the album, asking the big questions of "who am I?" and "why am I here?"
Most songs on One True Thing were written completely or at least started during personal/creative hiatuses that Daniela
took prior to recording this album.
The accumulated accolades and acclaim garnered Nardi
band a nomination for best group at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.
Daniela Nardi was only five years old when she began studying music at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in her native Toronto.
Dreams of Mozart and Juilliard were dashed by the 1980's British invasion.
The Police and other bands influenced Nardi
to take up bass guitar and songwriting, in addition to the piano skills she
had already acquired.
After performing everything from pop to punk to latin to country with a variety of bands, Nardi ended up at York University in Toronto, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Music.
As a true working artist, Nardi's career path traversed a couple of streams.
Nardi moved on to work as a film composer, voice-over artist, and actor.
She also worked as a real estate agent and a marketing/advertising/promotions director for real estate firms and various arts organizations.
With the prestigious support of the recording industry's Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Records (FACTOR), Nardi
not only produced and arranged the cd, but released it on her
own label / production company, Minerva Road Entertainment
A true one-woman show.
and the DNA5 have appeared on television, and at numerous festivals and conferences across Canada and internationally.
Daniela Nardi - vocals, piano, rhodes