When Canadian singer/songwriter Danny Sylvestre was a teenager, he saw a TV commercial that stated that it was likely that we knew somebody, who knew somebody, that had cancer. Not long after, that statement hit close to home for him.
He lost his grandfather to cancer just days after Danny’s daughter was born. She never got to know the man who was a role model in Danny’s life. Years later, his step-grandfather lost his battle with cancer. But, there is hope. People that might not have survived ten years ago are getting second and even third chances at a life that is every bit as good as the one prior to their disease. A very dear friend of Danny’s successfully completed her treatments and recently celebrated one year of being cancer free.
Danny has been a main stay of the local music scene performing in both rock and country venues. In November 2015, his composition, “Tailgate Songs”, was posted in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards first round list under Category 26 Best Country Solo Performance for new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings. Following its release to radio in February 2016, "Tailgate Songs" became one of the top 5 most listened to songs by radio programmers in Canada.