Thursday, July 14, 2005

Danni'elle Gaha - Secret Love

Danni'elle Gaha was born in 1967 and hails from Sydney, Australia. In her youth she appeared on TV shows "Star Search" and "Hey, Hey, It's Saturday" in the 80s, before tasting chart success when she duetted with John Farnham on "Communication" in 1989, which was a hit in her homeland.

She also sang backing vocals for Jason Donovan on his "Doin' Fine" tour in 1990, duetting with him on "Especially For You" each night.

This attention won herself a solo deal with Epic Records a few years later, and her debut single "Stuck in The Middle" (#68) was released in August 1992. This was followed by "Do It For Love" (#52) in February 1993 and "Secret Love" (#41) in June of the same year. Due to the disappointing performances of these singles, an album was never released, although the singles did fare a little better on the dance charts.

Danni'elle was also part of a duo in 1995 called The Nissan Cedrics along with Louise Anton. They were the house band on an Australian TV variety show, called "Club Buggery" (oo-er!) and they released an album of cover versions in 1997, called "Going For A Song".

Her second single "Do it For Love" was later covered by Australian Popstars Bardot in 2000 appearing as a B-side to their debut single "Poison".

In 2002, Dannielle (without the apostrophe) finally released her debut solo album in Australia. Called "You Don't Know Me", it was a departure from her previous style of dance/pop - an album of jazz standards, which won critical acclaim. She has also recently duetted and toured with John Farnham.

"Secret Love" was released in June 1993, and peaked agonisingly one place short of the Top 40, however it was a bigger hit on the club charts thanks to some Joey Negro mixes. The song nevertheless has the distinction of being chosen as one of Martine McCutcheon's top 10 records of all time, in an interview in Top of The Pops Magazine in 1996...


Blogger Engjell said...

oooohh my .... !!!
I got this vinyl with Joey Negro rmx!!

Engjell at

19 April, 2005 12:50  

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