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Danika Drover is a world traveller. You know the type. The constant need for stimulation. Always wanting to learn about cultures and see more. So it should come as no surprise that she found herself also being the sort who would write songs. Of course, the next step is to start performing them in public. Those early gigs led Danika to not only enter, but take top prize in the 2010 O’Reilly’s open-mike challenge. Her pseudo-neo-soul stylings blend seamlessly with her smooth and sultry, yet lyrical voice and her understated positivism. Danika is the antidote to the barrage of negative music clamouring over the airwaves today. A voice which simply says “step back and relax” in a world full of “Hurry up and wait.” After winning the competition, Danika was presented with the opportunity to record a professional studio album. She enlisted the help of
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Jerry Stamp, local singer/songwriter/producer, to help oversee the production and rehearsing of her all-star band. “Wanderlust” will be released Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Rockhouse. Click here to listen to the debut single “A Girl Can Dream” at thetelegram.com.