Danielle Santilli is a singer/songwriter living in West Palm Beach, Florida who aims to expand minds and open hearts. When she is not writing songs or performing, she teaches singing and meditation, which many times go hand-in-hand. Music has been an outlet and healing tool for Danielle over the years and she is now merging her passions of wellness and music to support others. Danielle looks forward to sharing her wide variety of original music this upcoming year which will range from pop, inspirational, and soul, to meditation music.
Danielle Santilli's Top Six
If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? My favorite bar is Alley Taps in Printer’s Alley. The first time I went to Nashville and discovered it, it just felt like home to me, almost as if I had been there in another life! The owner and my friend, Chris Monteverde, really encourages original music over covers and creates a great ambiance!
Of course we love your style, any favorite Nashville shops? I honestly haven’t been shopping in Nashville in a while. Most times when I come visit I’m there to play or write, but I will say, I do always stop at the East Nashville Crystal Store. It has such amazing energy and the people that work there are really knowledgable.
What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? Husk is a favorite! Love the food and atmosphere
How would you say your hometown of Philadelphia differs from Nashville? There are many differences, but I think the biggest thing is that Nashville has a warmth and comfort that I don’t get from my hometown. It feels like it’s also slower-paced and people take the time to smile at you on the street and talk to you which is more rare where I’m from.
Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? Probably going to a yoga class at one of my favorite studios (Shakti Power Yoga) or (Heart of Wisdom Yoga) and then maybe a writer’s round somewhere.
What makes Nashville special to you? I remember the first time I played in Nashville I was amazed at the fact that people were actually listening and not just talking overly set…and then they really showed appreciation and love after the set and I just felt really seen and understood. Also, I find that the musicians I’ve met there are really kind and collaborative, rather than competitive, as opposed to other environments I’ve experienced.
One Thing About Nashville
How has Nashville influenced your music? Some of the trips I’ve made there and people I’ve met have helped me to find the love in my music again at times when it felt more like work to me.
Do you have a favorite music venue? Alley Taps!
What’s your favorite place to go for ice cream in Nashville? Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? Frothy Monkey
Best Broadway bar? Luke’s 32 Bridge
What grocery stores do you shop? Whole Foods- not that it’s Nashville specific..when I can afford to go there it’s usually my favorite grocery store in whatever city I’m in!