are a Wellington based acoustic duo specialising in atmospheric acoustic folk music.


Danni Parsons and Lance Shepherd met by chance in July 2019. After swiftly realising they share the same musical goals, they immediately set about writing and recording a bunch of songs before the backdrop of Kapiti Island under the the name ‘In The Shallows’


Their etherial guitar moods and honest, sometimes heartbreaking vocal harmonies are reminiscent of an early Angus & Julia Stone with a touch of Everly Brothers’ catchiness around the edges.


Danni works mainly in film, theatre and television. Growing up in Wales, she has performed in musical theatre since she was 6 years old. Danni later went on to study music at Whitirea and in 2011 performed alongside other well accomplished NZ musicians, as a singer/songwriter in Wellington band 'Soul Caravan'. Danni has been writing for an acoustic folk duo for some time though, and finally that dream is realised in the forming of ‘In the Shallows’.


Lance has worked as a professional musician/producer since leaving high school.

Based in London through the 2000’s as a touring/recording guitarist with Martina Topley-Bird (ex Tricky) Lance has worked with a number of producers such as Johnny Dolla (Massive Attack) Leila Arab (Bjork) has played a number of high profile radio, television and live shows shows throughout Europe and the US including BBC2, France Inter, XFM, Later… With Jools Holland, Montreaux Jazz Festival and SXSW.

Since returning to NZ Lance has been on the look out for a vocalist of similar calibre to bring his musical ideas to life… Enter Danni and In The Shallows was born!


In the Shallows are currently working on their debut album to be released in 2020 with producer Steve Rokosh (Calgary, Canada and Nashville, USA ). His clients include Emmylou Harris, Sass Jordan, Ruben Young, Jocelyn Alice and many more. He’s also scored music for ABC Family, Electronic Arts and Universal Music.


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