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 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 a 6-year stint at one of Europe’s best cocktail bars, Mutis. He also performs regularly in duos in Sol y Sombra, Omm Hotel, Hotel Alma, among others.
Working with a wide variety of styles and musicians (other original groups include The Gangsters of Love, Dirty Santos, Brasstards, Rockabilly Cats and Coyote and the Lip), Danny “the Lip” has established himself in the heart of the Barcelona music scene as a highly respected singer and harmonica player.
He spent 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, Castell d’Emporda, Pulitzer, Almiral de la Font, Mas Coll, El Convent de Blanes, among many others, and is the preferred music organiser 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/swing/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 Gangsters of Love have been performing around Spain and Catalunya, as well as Italy, Switzerland, and France, for the last 15 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 over a hundred satisfied customers.
VOICE WORK & ADVERTISING
Danny was THE voice for Corte Ingles in Spain and Dewars whiskey in the USA for the past 2 years, as well as campaigns for Adidas, Bertolli, Decatlon, Coke, Pepsi, Burger King, and local festivals. 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! Recently Danny recorded and produced his debut CD, Heavy Breathing, which can be found online or by contacting him (below!). He also takes part in Coyote and the Lip, a blues/punk inspired trio, with a WEBSERIES currently on youtube and a weekly radio show on 107.3FM, Barnamerica!. Also, his Rockabilly Cats are a tribute band to the genre, and perform monthly. Finally, his big band Brasstards has original songs and can be found online, recently participating in Sziget Festival in Budapest.