For all of his life, music has been the “ silver thread that runs through the tapestry ” of Danny Helou’s journey. His first high school garage band, the “Princetons” playing school dances at Northeast High, St. Petersburg, Fl. and evolving to play college fraternity parties at both University of Florida and Florida State University, became the fertile ground where Danny’s vocal talents were developed. After serving in the military, Danny began touring with his next band, the “Orange Peel”, which led to ownership of his own nightclubs, creating and developing a DJ concept under the name of “Mr. Entertainer” years before the Disco craze in the 70’s, providing music for weddings, mall openings, fashion events, road races, Danny recalls that throughout all the years, he was usually on the worship team, playing guitar and singing at whatever church he and his family were attending. Singing in church kept his huge tenor voice in shape, so when this Native Son returned to the Suncoast in 2014 to retire, he entered the Brighthouse Networks Senior Idol competition, and won! Danny then put together his “one man show” and is receiving rave reviews at every performance. His natural charm radiates from the stage, while his rich, resonant voice fills the room with beautiful lyrics from his “hand selected” greatest popular music ever written…and across the decades. From Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble’ to Il Divo; from Lionel Ritchie to Lou Rawls…an evening with Danny Helou is simply not to be missed.
Dan Helou is truly a professional entertainer. Smooth and soulful, he transcends the “genre jockey” tendencies of many cover musicians and lends his own unique flavor to hits songs from Seger to Rawls and back again. If you’re looking for classy, rock-solid entertainment for your private or corporate event… congratulations! You’ve found the best in Tampa Bay.”
Vice-President Business Development
Daniel Helou…St. Petersburg’s own…not only matches the romantic croonies of a bygone era, he is an exceptional vocalist who will have you dancing in the aisles, and put love in your heart.”
Associate Broker – Keller Williams Realty
If you want pure talent and a “soulful” voice, I highly recommend seeing Danny Helou’s performance. I’ve seen him at “Alvin’s” nightclub in downtown St Petersburg on several occasions and heard his voice blow the roof off!!!! Not only is his artistic talent a pleasure to listen to, but Danny,s personal “flare” is exhibited as he comes out into the audience and meets & greets you! Within minutes, you’ll feel like you’ve been friends for years!”
Morgan & Leslie