Friday July 8th at Vamos cocina + musica bar:
1st Floor 37 Little Bourke St (btwn Spring & Exhibition sts)
with Danilo Rojas (piano) & Al Kerr (drums/percussion)
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…
Melbourne 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 brought together an exciting new line up for this special Vamos show featuring: Danilo Rojas, (Bolivia/France) piano and her regular collaborator, bandleader of Panorama Brasil, Drummer Alastair McGrath-Kerr.
Ticket presale $8 or book a table before 7:30pm and get the ticket free!!
7:30-10:30pm Facebook Event link
Info/bookings: Venue Website
The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - 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)
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