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Dani (from Mosely): Profile + Interview

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Dani (from Mosely): Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Path, Goals, Perseverance.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a human being, an equal, not above or below any other person.

I am hopeful, sensitive, caring, generous, friendly, creative, moody, stubborn, critical and authentic.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I love performing in front of an audience and I want to make people feel something.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I've been performing on stages for most of my life. When I was younger, I was heavily involved with theatre. I have always sung, I used to sing in church and started forming bands in college. I used to be in a hardcore-metal band called "Not Even Death". In the summer of 2011, I lost my cousin, Eric Hughes, to a tragic bicycle accident - he was only 25 years old, and also a musician. That event rocked me, and his legacy of "living the dream" taught me to never take any day for granted. Over the months following the accident and his memorial, things began to shift around in my life and my goals became more clear and focused. Out of that, Mosely was born.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

In early 2009 my parents separated. I was driven into a deep depression for about a year. I remember sleeping too much, having no energy to do anything, always being a miserable person to be around... I was pretty dead inside. My boyfriend, Mat, who is also the bassist in Mosely, really helped me out of it. He recognized that I was going through some really serious stuff and that I needed someone to stand by me to see it through. He saw the part of me that would make it out alive, when I didn't.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Seeing the impact that music has on people made me want to be a part of it. When I was younger I went to several concerts and I remember getting goosebumps, feeling joy, being moved to tears, and I really felt all of these things genuinely. When music is so profound, it becomes almost spiritual, that inspires me. My cousin's legacy definitely inspired me to follow my dreams, his pure energy on stage and in life really moved people.

I have met some amazing people at shows who say I have inspired them to go on living their lives and that I have helped them to feel like they're not alone in life, that there's hope. This is 100% why I do what I do... if I can't inspire people, what's the point? I am not what I take with me, I am what I leave with people with when I go.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Sadly, one of my biggest mistakes was to be too trusting. I care too much about people and I'm very generous by nature, and it gets me into trouble. I'm realizing more and more that some people like to take advantage of people like me. I'm more cautious now.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I am currently writing with Mosely, what I hope becomes an EP... there's a side of us we haven't really shown, and I think a lot of people categorize us as a pop-punk band, when really that's not the case at all. Our new songs have a sincerity and a raw grit that I hope will help change people's minds about us.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

If you want something, go for it with everything you've got. Failure isn't failure until you give up.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Keep being yourself, you fantastic, beautiful, person who is reading this.

 

Dani (from Mosely): Profile

 

Full name

Danielle "Dani" Poisson

Age

27

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Tier 2 Client Service Technician for the MD-4000 Division of QHR Technologies

(Medical Software Phone Support)

How long have you been doing it?

2008-present

Fav Song

"Over the Rainbow" -  sung by Judy Garland, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

"The Show Must Go On" - Queen

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Arcade Fire is currently my jam.

also, Foxy Shazam... SO unbelievably good.

Fav Movie

I really love a lot of movies... first one that comes to mind is, "Forrest Gump"

also "The Green Mile"

Fav Actor/Actress

Judi Dench, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Eddie Redmayne

Fav Clothing brand

No real preference... something comfy that fits well. 

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

JR

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey, especially if it's the playoffs, especially if it's with my boyfriend's family.

They're nuts about their hockey! GO SENS!

Fav Sport to play

Badminton!

Close second would be softball.

 

 

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