Duchess Rising is an indie pop band from the greater New York City area
Dani Atkinson, lead vocalist of Duchess Rising, is an NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate. The little girl with a big voice, was inspired at a young age by artists such as Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin. Always striving for her dreams, Dani wrote and recorded her first EP, “Flying Far Away,” at the youthful age of 14. She has since written and recorded 2 more EPs “Light Breaks Out,” and “Moonshine.” You may have heard her song “We Can Ride This Out, Love,” on Bravo’s hit tv show, Vanderpump Rules. Duchess Rising is still just the beginning for Dani. When she isn’t writing and singing, you can find her sipping iced coffee and running to take her next cycle class.
Drummer / Band Leader
As an independent musician, producer, arranger and composer in New York City, Josh Bailey is a freelance drummer/percussionist, performing regularly in the metropolitan area of New York City as well as touring nationally. With ties to Nashville as a recording artist, touring musician and producer; he has recorded on and produced/assistant produced more than 25 full albums, artist singles and/or EP in New York and Nashville since 2013.
Josh is currently an administrative faculty at NYU Steinhardt as the Special Programs Coordinator (Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions) and an adjunct instructor at NYU Steinhardt – Jazz Studies. Recently, Josh worked with the notable Dafnis Prieto (past mentor) as the final editor of his anticipated new book; “A World of Rhythmic Possibilities – Drumming Lessons and Reflections on Rhythms” (released May, 2016). Josh has a Masters degree from NYU (2014) in Jazz Instrumental Performance, and two B.M. Undergraduate degree’s in Music Education and Classical Percussion Performance from West Chester University. Josh Bailey endorses Sabian Cymbals and is a Vic-Firth Drum Stick Education Artist.
Kate Steinberg is a NYC-based artist, background vocalist, songwriter, session singer, keyboardist, producer, vocal arranger, and composer. As a versatile background singer, keyboardist, and vocal arranger for a variety of artists both in studio and on stage, Kate has played venues ranging from Rockwood Music Hall to Good Morning America with Elle King. Kate’s arrangements, vocals, and compositions have been featured in artist recordings, jingles, film, television shows, video games, advertisements, and viral videos for clients such as Hefty, Marvel, Coors Light, Brother, UPS, McDonald’s, and KFC. Kate has recently produced and co-written a record for artist Lissa Farquhar, and is currently co-producing and recording her solo debut EP under the artist name Emily Prime.
Oliver is an NYC based guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He plays in bands, shows, and leads the band Prints of Monaco. While he primarily plays the New York area, he’s played up and down the East Coast, as well as SXSW. He loves dogs, memes, and dog memes.
Shubh Saran is a New York-based Indian guitarist and composer who has performed extensively as a solo artist and with globally renowned musicians in the United States, India, Canada, Bangladesh, Vietnam and several other countries around the world. His career has been shaped by his passion for contemporary American music and Indian music. In his compositions, Shubh has crafted a unique style that draws from classical and contemporary Indian music, modern jazz, neo-soul, and rock. An official Reunion Blues Artist and an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, Shubh has performed alongside some of the most famous artists in the American and Indian music industries, including OMI, two-time Grammy Award winner Timothy Bloom, American Idol’s Michael Lynche, A.R Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, Prasanna, and Mohini Dey.
Tim Borecky is a NYC-based upright and electric bass player. He has recorded with Jenn Mundia, Nick Moran, and Alexis Babini. Tim is a tenured music teacher At the East Side School of Social Action. He graduated from Berklee School of Music in 2008. Tim’s favorite food is tacos.
Andrew Miramonti is a musician from St Louis, MO currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He plays guitar, organ, banjo, and pedal steel. Most commonly known as Monti among friends, he keeps a busy schedule playing regionally and nationally, recording, composing, and teaching. In his free time he enjoys reading, being outside, cooking and eating, beer and whiskey, exercise, fishing, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, history, coffee, and trying to learn Spanish.