diana may clark

gigs

New Moon Walk & Sacred Song Series
Wednesday February 10, March 9, April 6, 2016 at Labyrinth Lane
You are invited, after the working day to be guided into a ceremony of intention with shared song & unifying chant led by Di followed by a twilight labyrinth walk led by Tina Christensen (Veriditas labyrinth facilitator).
7.30pm - 9.30pm, garden open from 7pm for reflection
$99 for 3 evenings*  $45 for 1 evening*
Bookings/More info here

Diana Clark & Al Kerr's ‘Com Coração’ Bossa Trio Residency
at Vamos cocina + musica bar ~ monthly residency:
Friday Jan 22nd with Nathan Slater (guitar)
Fridays Feb 19th & March 18th with Steve Grant (piano) 7:30-10pm
37 Little Bourke St, Melbourne info/bookings:  Here   www.vamos.net.au

Sat 27 FEB * Special Paris Cat Show * 7pm-8:30pm
Diana Clark’s ‘Com Coração’ ~for the love of Brazilian Groove
Tickets $25/$20 Bookings: Here    www.pariscat.com.au
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
A burst of Sixties-spiced bossa, samba and Clark’s own Brazilian influenced songs - playful lyrics that flirt with themes of unity, travel and having an escape plan… 
 
Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Diana Clark is known for her exquisite interpretations of Brazilian classics and her recordings A Knot in the Wood, 3 Shadows of Blue, Breathe into Time and live album Diana Clark Trio with her main collaborator guitarist Doug de Vries.
 
Diana has a brought together an exciting new line up for this special intimate and focused Paris Cat Jazz Basement show featuring:
Guitarist Nathan Slater, Bassist Frank DiSario and her regular collaborator, bandleader of Panorama Brasil, Drummer Alastair McGrath-Kerr.
 
Repertoire: A selection of Jobim classics in Portuguese and English will sit alongside Milton Nascimento’s unforgettable melodies and some of Elis Regina’s best loved interpretations with a few of Clark’s own new compositions including the beguiling ‘Com Coracao’ (with heart).
 
Soaking in the music’s roots over 4 extended trips to Brasil, Diana’s last visit included time recording with Musician/Poet/Politician Chico Cesar in his home state of Paraiba.  Clark’s most recent album ‘The Other Side of the Girl’ includes her new English version of Cesar’s Afro-pop anthem ‘Mama Africa (People Got to Hear)’ and Chico himself singing on her song ‘Hang On’ co-written with guitarist / husband Doug de Vries.  This music is a delight!
 
“..A new player in the Australian pantheon of great music, singer/songwriter Diana May Clark has put out a fabulous album called The Other Side of the Girl…  She’s crafted a really fantastic set of songs…it’s a mixture of Brazilian and other Latin American harmony & beats with Pop, and some great torch songs as well.  Produced by Greg Arnold (of Things of Stone and Wood), along with her partner Doug de Vries on guitar, it's a fantastic production, and one I'll be sprinkling on radio over the year!" ABC Radio National 'Afternoons' Michael Mackenzie, 2015.



NEWS: the WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN Review - Sept 12, 2015

Diana May Clark's The Other Side of the Girl ALBUM REVIEW by Tony Hillier

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GIRL
"Clark has a voice that is as adaptable as it is powerful and a passion that exudes from her very soul..." Beatopia Review link.

"If I told you that this was a great pop album there’s a chance you could overlook it. Do so to your own loss, this is a fine album bubbling along with terrific songs that you can bop along to. With it’s easy sing along lyrics and sixties groove overtones the whole album is a delight to listen to and just the thing when you are in need of an aural pick me up.  An album worthy of a wider audience." Voice FM.

"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)

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Melbourne Singer/Songwriter & acclaimed 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