ROCK STAR OF THE WEEK - DANI GREEN
Danielle (Dani) Green
Junior at West Salem High School
RiverCity Royals and Rockers, Summer Camp Student Assistant, and previously in Legends of Rock / Nirvana program
Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Drums, and Cowbell
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in February 2015 and part of the original class
When did you start playing music and why?
I started playing acoustic guitar when I was about age 7. I played guitar with my family, but then I moved on to playing piano and doing vocals by myself. When I was 11 I started doing vocals and guitar at School of Rock in Portland. It was my first chance to play rock music and I loved it. I originally started playing acoustic guitar because I wanted to be Taylor Swift, but then I got really into rock music and I've loved playing it for the past 6 years. Now I get to play rock and other type music at RiverCity.
Favorite song you've ever played?
My favorite song I've ever played is when I sang ‘Shout’ by The Isley Brothers. It had so many different parts and it was really fun. My favorite song performed with RiverCity is definitely ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin.
What do you like about RiverCity?
I love how close everyone is and how we’ve all gotten to know each other! I've been there since the beginning and we've all grown as people, musicians and also friends. I'm so glad I’m part of RiverCity, otherwise I never would have met my best friends!
Favorite band right now?
My favorite current band is The Bird And The Bee. They are a really unique and beautiful sounding electronic pop band. My favorite classic rock bands are Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Who.
What other musical projects are you working on?
I'm still involved doing shows in Portland every couple of months, of course RiverCity shows, and I'm also putting together some other projects, soon to announced.