Born in Georgia, USA, Danny Lippitt later escaped to New Orleans where he immersed himself in the swampy gumbo of music and emerged Danny “the Lip”. He played his harmonica until the wee hours on famous Bourbon Street, sat in with local bands, and cut his teeth with some of New Orleans’ best.
In 2002, he packed his bags and moved out to Barcelona, Spain to try his hand in the European music scene. He started a blues band called Mojo Hand, got together some jazz cats for a weekly jam called The Session, then later went on to form the house bands for various Barcelona late night venues including El Paraigua, Doble, Nuba, and the Europe’s best cocktail bar, Mutis. He also performs regularly in duos in Hotel Arts, Om Hotel, Hotel Alma, among others.
Working with a wide variety of styles and musicians (other original groups include The Gangsters of Love, Coyote and the Lip, and Dirty Santos), Danny “the Lip” has established himself in the heart of the Barcelona music scene as a highly respected singer and harmonica player, playing such venues as Apolo, Sidecar, Sala Monosterio, Harlem Jazz Club, Bar Absenta, La Serilla, Jazz Si, Bar Electric, El Patio Cordobes de Poble Espanyol, as well as stages in Italy, France, and Switzerland, he is gaining recognition around Europe for his vanguard projects and his top caliber musicians.
Over the course of 5 years as music director of El Paraigua, he brought the venue to prominence among local bands and made relationships with hundreds of Barcelona musicians. As an event/wedding band organizer, Danny has worked with the Hotel Florida, the Parador de Cardona, La Baronia, El Far, Almiral de la Font, Joan Sarda in Alt Penedes, Mas Coll, El Convent – Blanes, Masia Bach, Can Mora de Dalt, among others, and is the preferred music organizor for Catering Sensacions, one of the biggest caterers in Barcelona.
From weddings to blues festivals, sweaty bars to high-end clubs, Danny “The Lip” brings soul/funk/rock/blues/punk/rockabilly to the people with passion and authority. He’s the real deal.
WHAT I DO
WEDDING & EVENTS
Danny the Lip and his band The Downlow have been performing around Catalunya, as well as Italy, Switzerland, and France, for the last 10 years. They play a tasteful selection of jazz and blues for apertifs, and rock, soul, funk and disco for the after-party. 5 stars on weddingmapper and tons of satisfied customers.
VOICE WORK & ADVERTISING
Danny has been THE voice for Corte Ingles in Spain and Dewars whiskey in the USA for the past 2 years. With a deep, rich and personal delivery, his voice is ideal for capturing a listener’s ear and sending a powerful message in your next project. If you would like to listen to a few examples, click the button below.
Always involved in new original projects! Currently, Coyote and the Lip is a blues/punk inspired trio, Dirty Santos a hard-hitting rock band based primarily in Italy (on Spotify, new album coming soon!), and Brasstards is a local big band that recently played in Sziget Festival in Budapest, Europe’s largest live music event.