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Danny Vera

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Middelburg, Netherlands

Danny Vera (real name: Danny Polfliet, born Middelburg, The Netherlands, 31 May 1977) is a Dutch singer, musician and songwriter born, raised and based in the southern Dutch province of Zeeland.

A graduate of Tilburg’s Rockacademie, Vera’s music is generally classified as Americana and has been influenced by Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Chris Isaak and - more than anyone else - his idol, Elvis Presley.

After a spell with his rock band, Till Dawn (1999-2002), Danny Vera signed a solo record deal at Universal Music, where he released his 2003 début, For The Light In Your Eyes. Much to everyone’s surprise the single My Confession hit #1 in Turkey, but in his native The Netherlands Vera was dropped by Universal due to disappointing album sales.

Vera paid for subsequent albums out of his own pocket: Hold On a While (2005, featuring another Turkish #1 single, Innocence), Ordinary Man (2007) and Pink Flamingo (2009).

None of these albums sold particularly well and as it got harder to get gigs, Danny Vera started to fear that his recording career had come to a natural ending.

It turned out differently. Holland’s spectacularly popular football talkshow, ‘Voetbal International’ (every Monday and Friday on RTL7), landed Danny Vera and his band as its ‘house band’ in 2009. It was just the gig he needed. November 2013 saw the release of the fifth Danny Vera album, Distant Rumble, quite surprisingly on the esteemed indie label, Excelsior Recordings.

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  • G3NERAL

    Zeer mooie "Guilty Pleasure" bij De Wereld Draait Door!

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Menno75

    Oké!

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JJJJ_

    Wat een te gek nieuw album! ♥

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Steffurt

    Jesus & the Outlaw ♥

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Joostvdaa

    Black summer sun, Purple velvet roses & Headin' for the city vind ik erg goede nummers! En Orange glow was een leuke hit tijdens het WK.

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • DoededeVries

    Ik ben bang dat als Danny Vera zo doorgaat dat ze dan niet lang meer de huisband van Voetbal International zijn

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • gvda

    Klinkt soms wat kitcherig maar ik heb nu eenmaal een zwak voor artiesten die Roy Orbison hoog in het vaandel hebben. Zijn KISS cover van I Was Made For Loving You is hilarisch, het nummer A58 briljant en zijn single Headin' For The City een regelrechte zomerhit waar je inderdaad dorst van krijgt. Niet gek voor een Hollander!

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • deurwaarder

    A58

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rubenbannet

    Love the music!

    8 Feb 2010 Reply

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