Danny Wright never takes credit for his beautiful music. The veteran pianist and composer, also known as “The Healer of Hearts,” makes music that touches and uplifts people worldwide every day, and yet the Texas-born artist attributes all of his talent to the good grace of God. His 2013 releases of new original music include Full of Love and A Mother’s Love, complemented by several thematic digital compilations featuring favorites from his deep catalog.
Danny, who rose to fame in the 1980s with his Black and White series, is busier than ever. The year 2012 brought the realization of a long-held dream. It marked the successful start of his Las Vegas, NV-based independent record label -- WH Sound Studio – created to acquire and re-release his entire Moulin D’or catalog, including but not limited to the best-selling Black & White Series, Phantasys, Shadows, and four Christmas albums (all in both physical and digital format) along with some previously unreleased works. Danny tried on the role of businessman for the first time, forging several new domestic and international agreements to distribute the updated albums and to create new compilations; he is constantly adding to his discography, which included 40 CDs by 2013.
As one of today’s finest pianist/composers, Danny defies classification. He specializes in several music styles: Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. He is a Steinway artist, and performs extensively as both a solo artist and as a guest artist with pops symphonies at top venues like the Berklee Performance Center in Boston and Schoenburg Hall in Los Angeles. 2012 included headlining concerts at The Raue Center for the Arts, The Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, TX, and a spectacular holiday concert at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas with special guest The Mirage’s Terry Fator.
Danny has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, but no personal tale is too small to inspire the music in his heart. Many of his albums include songs written in response to a fan he may never have met, a child or adult in need of healing, or music for a wedding, anniversary or other cause for celebrations. It is from real-life experiences that Danny draws inspiration, and through his composing and playing he truly becomes a "healer of hearts," as one of his albums is aptly titled.
As a child, his destiny began to unfold at age four in Fort Worth, TX, when he reached up and played the theme from Dr. Zhivago on the piano in the family's living room with two hands. Recognizing an exceptional gift, his parents arranged for classical study under the respected professor, Dr. Harris Cavender. Since that time, Danny's life has consisted of his love of music, the piano and his desire to share his gift with others. His warm, outgoing personality combined with extraordinary talent has enabled him to touch millions of listeners through his recordings, concerts, and continuous personal correspondence with fans.
While audiences embraced Danny’s early Black & White recordings, including his excellent arrangements of Broadway and film classics, New Age music critics applauded his original albums like Phantasys, Autumn Dreams and Shadows. While the publication CD Review described his early original compositions as "...fluidly crafted, backed up by exquisite musicianship," Danny says they are inspired by life, blending influences including new age piano, contemporary jazz, classical and neoclassical. His more recent compositions -- like his latest double album Full of Love (2013) – show Danny’s maturation as an artist, increasing in skill and simplicity, nearing in style to David Lanz or George Winston. However, he still finds inspiration in favorite classical composers such as Beethoven, Pachelbel and Debussy, and such Broadway greats as Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim.
From 2000 to 2004, Danny Wright signed with Real Music to release Soul Mates (2001), Do You Live, Do You Love (2002), and Danny Wright Healer of Hearts (2003), a newly-recorded collection of his 25 best-loved songs. During that time, he was also commissioned to compose for the musical Phantom Immortal. Soul Mates, Do You Live, Do You Love and Danny Wright Healer of Hearts were all Billboard magazine charting albums, with Danny Wright Healer of Hearts achieving Top 10 status.
In 2009, Danny released Walking in Faith, a collection of faith-based songs dedicated to his parents. Danny’s mother was a breast cancer survivor for many years, and he continues to gratefully play concerts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. His other charitable efforts are inspired by his love for animals and the innocence of children, for which he performs numerous benefit concerts in support of the Humane Society, the Pediatric AIDs Foundation, and The American Red Cross.
Danny’s music is embraced across genres and borders. Nineteen of his albums remain steady on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot Sellers in the Adult Contemporary category, and he was thrice named by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in the New Age genre. Twice, he has been nominated by the National Association of Record Merchandisers as the Best Seller in the New Age category.
Danny lives in Las Vegas with his family, where he continues to be inspired everyday by real life stories from friends all over the world.