Diana Clark takes a new direction: from Brazilian Bossa Nova to “pop for grown ups”

Diana Clark and Doug De Vries

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

One response to “Diana Clark takes a new direction: from Brazilian Bossa Nova to “pop for grown ups”

  1. Thanks for the post Jazz Ramble!! x di

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