Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff
As founding member and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Award for Instrumentalist – Bassist and nominee for female artist in the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards, Danielle Schnebelen has spent years growing her fan base around the world. In 2014 she decided to push her musical boundaries further by forming the Danielle Nicole Band, which also features Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (keyboard), Jan Faircloth (drums) and Brandon Miller (guitar).
Drawing comparisons to Susan Tedeschi and Etta James, Danielle delivers a sweeping vocal range and powerful telling of her lyrics every time she hits the stage.Born a natural performer, Danielle got her start singing in coffeehouses and at open mic events while growing up immersed in the local Kansas City blues scene. Her talent and on stage charisma played a major role in the success of Trampled Under Foot and helped the band earn numerous awards and nominations over the years, including multiple Blues Music Award nominations for “Band of the Year” and a two nominations recognizing her individual accomplishments as a musician for “Bass Player of the Year”. Drawing comparisons to Susan Tedeschi and Etta James, Danielle delivers a sweeping vocal range and powerful telling of her lyrics every time she hits the stage.
Mike “Shinetop, jr.” Sedovic started playing piano as soon as he could reach the keys. Showing a natural gift for music, he was discovered by The Blues Notions, one of Kansas City’s longest running blues bands. Mike spent the next eight years honing his skills alongside some of the best and most knowledgeable bluesmen on the scene before teaming up with Danielle as part of the Danielle Nicole Band.
Jan Faircloth was raised in a music-loving household. By the time he attended high school, Jan had played every possible musical style available to a sixteen year-old in western Kansas. After high school, Jan made his way to Kansas City in search of greener musical pastures. Jan spent eleven years with the popular blues rock outfit Levee Town, making five records and touring widely around the US and Canada.
Music has always been a part of Brandon Miller’s life. From an early age, his dad would let him explore his record collection of Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Aerosmith and other classic rock legends. Miller spent countless days and nights trying to recreate the sounds of his musical heroes. After sculpting his sound for years, he formed the Brandon Miller Band, a powerful, guitar-driven blues-rock trio. Having released two, full-length albums and sharing the stage with artists like Jonny Lang, Foghat, Night Ranger and Eddie Money; Brandon Miller brings a rock n roll edge to the Danielle Nicole Band