Dani Hoy, The Troprock Shop

Dani Hoy

“I see songs as mini movies. The words and music tell a story that creates an image in your mind.” Dani Hoy pauses for a moment, finding the right words. “I took online courses through UCLA on how to write movies because I was interested in possibly writing scripts. Unexpectedly music came into my life from stage left and I began to see that writing a song was similar to writing a movie. There’s definitely structure but lots of room to be creative within that structure.”

Born in Baltimore, MD and now residing in Key West, FL, Dani Hoy aspires to living the artistic life, always searching for the right medium to express herself. Drawing and painting from a young age she was inspired to capture what she saw around her. Her music today expresses that same fascination with observations into character, circumstance and moments in time. An avid reader, she is a lover of words and crafting songs with a keen eye to the poetic use of language. “I hid away in books while I was growing up. I spent a lot of time in my imagination, visualizing what I was reading. I don’t read as much as I used to but I still love to get lost in a good book.” 



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