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Moods: Type: Vocal Latin: Brazilian Jazz Easy Listening: Adult contemporary Jazz: Jazz-Pop Jazz: World Fusion

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AUSTRALIA - Victoria

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Diana Clark

Bio - Diana May Clark

Melbourne singer-songwriter Diana May Clark established her interpretive credentials by way of award-winning Brazilian jazz recordings and collaborations with virtuoso guitarist/composer (and husband) Doug de Vries. She has a background in A cappella and choral music (Akasa, Borboleta, Melbourne Millennium Chorus).

De Vries and Clark have established a loyal fan base in Australia and travel to Brazil regularly for collaboration and inspiration for their compositions. The duo's recordings …a knot in the wood… and three shadows of blue won Arts Critics favour in the USA for their fine interpretations of bossa nova and Brazilian popular music. Together they have been intoxicating audiences throughout Australia, the Pacific, Brazil and beyond, selling over 15,000 independent releases.

Since 2000 Clark has performed at most notable folk and jazz festivals in Australia, including: Port Fairy, Woodford, Queenscliff, Apollo Bay, the National Folk Festival, Fairbridge, Wangaratta & Stonnington, Walsh Bay & Manly Jazz Festivals. Clark has toured New Zealand various times and regularly travels to Brazil for music collaborations.

Clark's 2007 original EP release Breathe into Time picked up two songwriting awards for the title track and is published in the Australian Jazz Real Book.

Clark’s first indie pop release, Sunny Daze, a hooky 60’s pure pop extravaganza, took 6th place in the Australian Songwriters’ Association competition in the indie pop/rock category 2012; and made top 5 in the 2013 Independent Music Awards (Adult Contemporary song category). The music video featured on ABC TV’s Rage.

Now with her new original band project Diana May Clark and the Sunny Set, Clark takes you to another sonic dimension combining psychedelic styles with cross-cultural rhythms. This is truly neo-pop: intercultural, sophisticated, fresh and instantly charming!

The Other Side of the Girl is Clark’s first full length original album. Released in November 2014, this new record showcases her work as a singer/songwriter. The heart of The Other Side of the Girl is a blend of film-noir ripe vocals, cool riff guitar and kicking grooves.

“From the get go, Diana May Clark’s The Other Side of the Girl makes you wanna undulate! Not nod your head, not tap your toes nor click your fingers - you wanna move your hips... Later, you can lie on your back staring at the sky and let the sublime blend of voice and music take you slipping through time like sunshine through treetops. You’ll be needing a rest after all that dance floor action.” Pat Monaghan (Basement Disks)