FRESH from the Stonnington Jazz Festival where she performed the Bossa Nova music of Brazil with guitarist Doug De Vries – a repertoire which has brought the duo world acclaim – Diana Clark is now taking a step in a different direction.
As Diana May Clark (her real name incidentally, but perhaps to emphasise her new persona) she is about to launch on EP her first compositions in a very different genre of music – what Diana calls “pop for grown ups”. The EP, SUNNY DAZE, contains two compositions: the title song on the A side, and TANGO NOIR on the B side.
SUNNY DAZE is described as having flavours of power pop, Beatles, psychedelia with touches of Brazil and Nina Simone. The backing band has all the right elements of the genre – electric guitar, powerful drums, Hammond and bass comprising Greg Arnold – Hammond, bass, backing vocals; Doug De Vries, electric guitar; and Al Kerr, drums. Listen here and see what you think.
The disc and a wonderful video clip will be launched on Thursday 6 June at Bella Union, Level 1, Trades Hall, Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets
Carlton South (enter off Lygon Street). 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Bookings.
Ticket price includes a copy of the EP
The night will open and close with some 60s/70s and Brazilian tunes spun by PBSFM’s Switched On DJ, Emma Peel. Dress mid-late 60s – big hair, short skirts, bright colours. (that’s for the women)
Clip screening at 9pm will be followed by live music from Diana May Clark and the Sunny Set featuring:
Doug de Vries – vintage guitar
Greg Arnold – keyboard/ Guitar
Al Kerr – Drums
Maddie Weybury – bass
Monique Zucco – percussion & backing vocals
Diana May Clark – vocals and keyboard