Danielle has been working in the music and radio industries for the past 20 years. From completing her music degree she worked her way up through the ranks – through Kerrang! Radio in Birmingham to finally taking over the evening show from Mary Anne Hobbs at Radio X (formerly XFM).
Danielle now fronts the evening show on Absolute Radio and works closely with Q Magazine – who she writes for every month and features them on her specialist show every Sunday. She’s a fan of new music, especially seeking out the underdog and not just following the trend. This has seen her in good stead with a Sony Bronze Award for Best Music Show, a Music Week nomination for 4 years straight for Best Radio Show and a recent nod at the ARIAS for Best Specialist Music Programme.
Her opinion is highly sought after within the industry - this year Danielle joined the Mercury Music Prize judging panel – another addition to a CV that her seen her part of the judging process at the Association of Independent Music Awards for the past 5 years. Danielle regularly hosts events – from corporate to charity to premieres to private parties and is often DJing in London, festival fields or at in-stores.
On top of this side of things, Danielle works alongside Drowned in Sound on their podcast and show on Soho Radio. She also runs a record label, manages an artist and is mum to her two year old daughter. Danielle and her family live in Hove on the south coast.