What people are saying about Daniel Cartier
“A modern day troubadour and music industry survivor…”
THE STAGE IS HIS TRUE HOME
"Armed with no more than an old drum machine, an acoustic guitar, and a piano, his soul visibly soars from his feet to his fingertips. His performance was simply breathtaking to experience."
- THE ADVOCATE ONLINE
"Cartier smolders with all the sanctified soulfulness of Reverend Al Green himself."
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
BEHOLD! HERE’S REASON FOR APPLAUSE!
- INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
HIS SINGING TRANSCENDS ALL MACHINERY
"Cartier’s music is a new-wave–inspired tapestry of samples, drum loops and electrified choral effects. His singing transcends all machinery: a quavering wail whose growls, moans and falsetto leaps, wrenched from a wounded place, set him on a par with Annie Lennox. When he’s not putting on a lascivious tough-guy swagger, he’s a broken bird, pleading for love in the silent, cruel and cold night."
- TIME OUT NEW YORK
POWERFUL & DEVASTATING
“Daniel’s album gets off to a powerful start. A DEEPLY SATISFYING AND ULTIMATELY UPLIFTING piece of work. It’s not to be missed.”
- AMPLIFIER MAGAZINE
DRAMATIC, QUAVERING TENOR
"Cartier's dramatic, quavering tenor often finds him hammering away at the same vowel of a syllable, trying to squeeze every ounce of feeling possible from the word... the music works beautifully."
- COLLEGE MUSIC JOURNAL
"He looks like a modern primitive but writes emotional songs that are heart-wrenching in their classic pop style, since he continually embellishes his best Top 40 instincts with an unmistakable pure sense of the outsider's way of life."
- NEW YORK PRESS
COOL, SOULFUL VOICE
"The cool, soulful voice with which he renders his songs is unforgettable. The tattoo on his shaved pate is fairly memorable too."
A BOLD MUSICAL CHAMELEON
"A musical chameleon who effortlessly blends genres. Cartier isn't worried about taking bold chances with his song production or vocal delivery."
- CMS MUSIC VIEWS
PASSIONATE PERFORMANCES - SINCERE SONGWRITING
"Daniel Cartier emerged in the '90s as a serious up-and-coming singer/songwriter with guts and an ability to impress fans and musicians alike with his passionate performances and sincere songwriting."
- Apple Music
A COMPELLING VOICE AND STUNNING STAGE PRESENCE.
"This guy hushed the posers and preeners who packed L.A.'s Viper Room, and he did it with his first three a-cappella notes. Very impressive!"
- Music Industry Newswire