Danny Kuperberg is a pianist, producer, performer, recording studio mentor and singer-songwriter who helps both his clients and students understand the language of music – and then put it into practice.
- See Gigs, News & Blog for more information about this work.
- A working musician and teacher: Danny holds a BA(Hons) in Performance Art and an MA in Audio Production. He has worked closely with key Camden promoters such as Bugbear and Zaid Joseph, who together have given The Killers, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, Babyshambles their key early gigs. For example, Bugbear is based at The Dublin Castle where Amy Winehouse worked as a barmaid performing the odd impromptu gig. It’s also the venue where Madness made their name. See Gigs, News & Blog for more info. Danny has also performed at most major jazz festivals across France, played piano at most key U.K. music venues including, for example, a residency at the Mean Fiddler and gigs at The Water Rats, both legendary London rock venues that have hosted the likes of Bob Dylan and Katy Perry.
- Danny is also a piano and keyboard teacher to some of the world’s leading dance musicians, producers and live DJ acts. Jamie Jones, Scarlett Etienne and The Shapeshifters, all global dance music producer/DJ superstars, have been clients.
- Head of music fundraising for the London Borough of Barnet with BEAT (Barnet Education Arts Trust). BEAT’s over 3,000 Barnet young musicians have performed at such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall and the Arts Depot as well as gigging all over North London. The money raised ensures that these exciting music education opportunities happen.
- Jazz / rock / pop pianist and piano singer-songwriter
- Joint founder and Musical Director of CPT (Camden People’s Theatre), now a highly successful off-West End theatre
- Piano / keyboard / clarinet teacher for both mature students and beginners when I get time.
Here is a link to me playing a piano 🎹 arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s ‘For Once In My Life’.
- Here’s some typical feedback from a student returning to the piano:
Hi Danny, I wanted to say a thank you. About three or maybe four years ago, I took some lessons with you – maybe about 8 lessons or so. Anyhow I always remember your love of the piano and the joy of playing, and that has helped me get daily joy from playing. So your spirit of enthusiasm has helped to inspire me to just be curious and adventurous with my playing. It has positively influenced the quality of my life. Many many thanks. Ann Walsh.
- Former Woodhouse College head of department for music technology (2005 – 2017). BEAT also provides a unique opportunity for talented musicians from additional schools in the North London borough of Barnet (and some from the boroughs of Camden, Enfield and Haringey) to study A-level music at the prestigious Woodhouse College
Danny Kuperberg also writes: Songs About Now
Topical / political Songs About Now were arranged and recorded in a period of two weeks in July 2008, and over three weeks in December 2009.
They demonstrate a variety of production techniques which over the years have proved helpful for developing professional and amateur producers and performers.
All songs written and produced by Danny Kuperberg.
All instruments played by Danny Kuperberg except:
Jeff Mindlin: guitar on ‘The Zealot’
Edwin Din: comedy vocal on ‘Duck and Dive‘
Danny Kuperberg is the antidote to manufactured soul-less music production and judge-led glorified karaoke talent shows. Its become a race to the bottom both in terms of standardised music production techniques as well as exploitative music videos.
There was a time when music meant everything. Not anymore.
Danny is for paying your dues, gigging hard and crucially enjoying it. Not ‘living the (phantom) dream.’
Whether surrounded by famous names everyone would’ve heard of at Spaceward Studios, Matrix, Audio Garage, a seven year collaboration with legendary Camden promoter Zaid Joseph or Dublin Castle’s Bugbear Promotions, Danny has been there and done that.
Who is responsible for today’s young talent or tomorrow’s exciting new talent?
A taste of this can be found on both the‘Gigs, news & Blog’ page.
Not just me, but so so many creative people are in it for the music. And not the hype.