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Diana May Clark and the Sunny Set

stripped-back trio @ the Retreat Hotel

Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30-11pm
Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick - free entry
Trio with Genevieve Bernstein (guitar) & Simon Lewis (keys/hammond).

Get your butt down to the Retreat for this lovely night of music from
some of Melbourne's more talented and good-looking folk. There will
be crooning of Brazilian suaveness - grooving with Latin awesomeness
- and serenading with European chicness. So be enthralled, and join us
on this fun and exotic occasion.

8:30-9pm - The Walter Boys
Sing songs of yearning in French and English and sometimes in mumble.
This will be a rare chance to see the Walter Boys out in the world before dusk.

9:20-10pm - Diana May Clark & the Sunny Set
"...She’s crafted a really fantastic set of songs…it’s a mixture of Brazilian
and other Latin American harmony & beats with good old Rock 'n Roll and Pop,
and some great torch songs as well... it's a fantastic production..."
ABC Radio National 'Afternoons' with Michael Mackenzie, March 2015.

10:20-11pm - Simon Hudson Band
Magicians of groove, Simon Hudson Band own the dance floor. With roots, funk
and Latin grooves, great original songs, and infectious live energy, they’ve wowed
audiences throughout Europe and Australia.

Diana May Clark & the Sunny Set  (full band line up)

Sat July 18, 10:30pm (1 set)
The LuWow Ticki Bar
62-70 Johnston St
Fitzroy, VIC Australia
Tel: 03 9417 5447

DMC & her fantastic band Play the forbidden temple bandroom at Fitzroy's
favourite Ticki bar, the LuWow. Feel like you're in Hawaii in winter...
If you've reason to celebrate, put on your colours & come shake it out
with a cocktail and Diana's groove-based set of originals laced with a
hit of 60s/70s. There will be gogo girls!

"…Buoyed by gently vibrant Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Clark’s warm vocals
can soften the melancholy of a yearning lyric, or coax the vibrant rhythms
around her into a dance of celebration
.” Jessica Nicholas, The AGE

"A home grown international talent. We don't even know what we've
got here in Melbourne!
Oscillation between sensual, moving and playful
proved intoxicating.  A brewed concoction of power and sophistication,
this show had the audience beguiled in sway to the beat."
Natali Lambevska (SYN)

Melbourne Singer/Songwriter, established Brazilian music interpreter
Diana May Clark's new original album The Other Side of the Girl
includes 1 cover, 'Mama Africa'. Her new version in English is now an
offically published collaboration with the song's composer Chico Cesar
agreeing to split royalties with Clark.

Diana had a special time recording with Chico in his home state:
"Chico Cesar's music is loved by 4 generations in Brazil; known by all
for his television soap-opera theme and Afro-Pop anthems, he's also
a respected Poet and the Minister for Culture in Paraiba. I visited Chico
& we had fun recording my original 'Hang On' (co-written by Clark's husband,
virtuoso guitarist Doug de Vries).  He also did me the honour of introducing
me to live radio (including interviews in Portuguese);  there were some adventurous moments

Chico appears as a special guest on The Other Side of the Girl Available at Basement disks and Readings stores, Melbourne. Online: iTunes