String Theory Release Party
Danielle Lennon - String Theory Release Party
95 King Street East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A9
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Danielle's passion for music was apparent at a young age. Lennon began playing the recorder and reading music at the age of four, followed by piano lessons when she was seven. She grew up singing in choirs. After being heavily influenced by a group of string students in her choir, Danielle took up the violin at the age of thirteen. “I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do, taking on the violin so late in life, but I seemed to take to it right away and, thanks to an incredible teacher and the support of my family, I was able to dive in, joining my first orchestra after only a few weeks of lessons.”
Danielle's music making through high school was focused solely on the classical genre. She went on to study classical violin at Queen's University. Her first venture into other genres came with a summer job performing variety shows with The Blazing Fiddles. Her ability to flip the switch from classical to fiddle, show tunes and jazz was honed during her nine years with the group. After graduating from Queen's, she became a full time member of the Kingston Symphony, a violin teacher and began playing with bands including Boru's Harp (Celtic), Calamity Janes (folk rock) and Hoppipolla (ambient rock). She found herself being frequently called upon to do studio work for bands of all genres including The Gertrudes, Kris and Dee, Jerome Godboo, Ianspotting, and most recently she worked on a three song EP with Megan Hamilton and producer Jim Bryson.
Danielle began writing her own music in 2005. Her relationship with composing started off as rather on-again, off-again but in the last two years, writing has been a prominent part of her daily life. In her nearly twenty year career of performing the music of others, her first album, STRING THEORY proudly showcases new creative directions for Lennon. Confident and playful arrangements reveal Celtic, dance and pop influences, steeped in rich, classical gravitas. Throughout the LP, Lennon's courageous compositions take the listener on unforgettable and unimaginable journeys, where the mind naturally concocts dramatic narratives. The intentional absence of lyrical content affords each piece boundless potential of application and audience enjoyment.