Dana Irving | Sun Comes Out

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Sun Comes Out

by Dana Irving

Art and music collide... Popular Canadian visual artist Dana Irving's unique blend of jazz, folk and singer/songwriter sensibilities have a timeless, genre defying flare. Sweet and sassy, poetic pictures.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Sun Comes Out
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2. This Time
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3. A Different Tune
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4. Sunny
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Dana Irving’s musical style is a unique blend of jazz and folk with a touch of blue. She is an artist in every sense of the word. She is a musician and a well known Canadian landscape painter who finds that the lines between the art forms tend to blur. Is she a painter who sings or a songwriter who paints?

No matter. The results are enduring.

Born in northern British Columbia in 1959, Dana started her musical journey like many young singers at the time, at choir in church. Vocal harmony has been an important focus in Dana’s music ever since. Her teen years were influenced by artists like Phoebe Snow and Steely Dan with their blues and jazz inspired pop. Her poetry was coloured by artists like Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.

Since early childhood, Dana has pursued all things artistic. She studied dance, piano and guitar as a young child and by the time high school wrapped, Dana had decided on an education in the visual arts. As many visual artists in university are also musicians, the transition from one art form to the other and back again was a natural progression. Dana played music when she wasn’t painting and painted when she wasn’t singing.

After working as a traveling troubadour for several years in the 1980’s Dana settled in Vancouver, Canada, spending time writing songs and making demo recordings while making a living doing graphic design. Gradually, the visual art took precedence over the music and over the next several years, Dana’s paintings became a recognizable presence in the Canadian art world.

In 2004, having established a viable career as a painter, Dana decided to start recording some the many songs she had written. In 2005, she released “ Smilin’ “ a full length studio album that touches on many of the musical styles that captured her interest in youth.

In 2006, a FACTOR grant helped her to fund and record a 4 song ep. These songs were not released at the time and along with several other recordings done between 2007 and 2009 were intended to form the balance of a second full length album. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the album has not been released as a whole.

In 2014, Dana released another 4 song ep called “Sun Comes Out” featuring her latest musical accomplishment - the ukulele. “Sun Comes Out” is jazz influenced pop with an obvious nod to Dana’s folk sensibilities.



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