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A run of shows + A political WIN. 

8 Nov 2020: the day that all the emotions hit at once.

A day that goes down in history, in world politics and beyond. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have taken back power, ending Donald Trump's administration. It is overwhelmingly beautiful - not only have the Democrats won, but America showed up and voted in numbers never before seen, in all history. And the majority of those people, and the majority of the states, elected a leader who supports humanity, the environment, women, people of colour, migrants…

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"Chuck Moore Reviews About" Dani El-Rassi 2019 

Dani El-Rassi - "One night only" 2019 

The Newsagency Sideshow Festival 2019

Pop singer/songwriter -

Dani El-Rassi entered #TheNewsagency stage to loud and extended cheers from much of the sold out crowd. Those fans knew what newcomers were about to discover, and this was after two terrific support performers as well (Belle Kerr, Malaika Green).

With crystal clear lyrics and a crystal ring of a voice, Dani El-Rassi shows why ‘pop/folk’ music - simple, honest little moment/story snapshots – is something to…

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"Chuck Moore Reviews About" Dani El-Rassi 2020 

DANI EL-RASSI

Review by Chuck Moore

(Django Bar at Camelot Lounge Marrickville - two seatings)

Singer Dani El-Rassi had a wonderful 2019, from her live show at The Newsagency to her EP launch at OAF [Oxford Art Factory].

Her show(s) at Camelot Lounge’s Django Bar reminded, and re-captured, a sold out audience all over again after “700 years – 9 months of Covid”.

Clear of word in singing and lyric, an engagingly happy El-Rassi, backed by her 3 piece band, has been doing a lot of song writing during…

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COVID-19 - LET'S CHAT. 

LET'S CHAT COVID

Life is not what it was a few months ago. How are you all coping? I recently sent out a newsletter (sign up via my website) talking about my main coping mechanisms and I shared some resources. 

Make sure you're doing what works for you and don't worry about anything else. It's never easy to re-learn how to exist in this world but we must be grateful for all that we DO have, whilst allowing the bad days to come and go as they need to. It's alright to be struggling right now! I hope you know…

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Music - the hype, 2019 recap, life balance, what next? 

Soooo it's been a while. How ya doing?

2019 was the biggest year of my music career yet.

It involved writing, recording and releasing 2 x singles from my debut EP and then the EP itself. It involved upwards of 5 sold out ticketed shows in Sydney alone, as well as NATIONAL TOUR (!!) with my band. I also released a brand new single which is the precursor to an entire album that is in the works.... and I received my first two Internationally recognised reviews by the super-reviewer "Happy Mag". Click here to…

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Debut Release - Behind The Scenes 

BREATHE - DANI EL-RASSI

On 28 June 2019, I released my debut single 'Breathe'. For those of you who don't know me, I have an eclectic mix of passions, but music has been my greatest drive for 20+ years (can't believe I'm old enough to say that, wow).

(Click here to listen) - let me know what you think!

We did the official launch to a SOLD OUT Sydney crowd who SOLD OUT my merch and you could have heard a penny drop in that venue, it was so silent and every ear was listening to every word I was singing and

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The Songwriting Process 

Every song I write emerges with an initial feeling.  Sometimes, it seems like songs just materialise out of thin air and I am just their vehicle into this world.  Other times, it takes a lot of concentration and piecing together of a puzzle to complete a song. 

For nearly 10 years now, I have been writing down snippets of words, songs, song titles, books, concepts, poems, movies - noting down what they made me feel. 

And then, when the time is right, a melody comes into my mind, or a chord progression, and…

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