Danny Gorman sings of bellhops and maids, of white white parkas and green apple eyes. His modern folk music is distinguishable by his unique vocal delivery, rhythmic guitar playing, and love of language. He relies on unconventional rhymes, palindromes and dreamlike imagery to tell his strange tales.
Influenced by British bands like the Cure, Morrissey and Pulp, Danny moved to London, England, to develop his sound as a solo artist. He returned to Toronto to attend the Ontario College of Art and form the indie rock outfit InUniform. The band’s eclectic lineup would back Gorman for the next few years.
InUniform gained a strong following, playing to packed venues such as the Rivoli and the Drake Hotel. The band played two consecutive showcases at the prestigious North by North East Festival as well as the invitation-only What’s in the Box Fest, creating a momentum that led to a feature interview in Fuel Magazine.
Danny Gorman called upon Juno nominee Paul Aucoin (Hylozoists, John K. Samson, Andre Ethier), and ex-Golden Dog Michael Chambers aka moon:and:6 (Whitehorse, Royal Wood) to help produce his first solo EP, danny gorman. The EP features a rich cast of Canadian music talent, including Constantines’ drummer Doug McGregor, Cuff the Duke bassist Paul Lowman, and Hidden Cameras’ violist Lief Mosbaugh.
Danny kicked off the launch of his EP with a five-week European tour spanning England, France and Spain.