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Bother Me

by Dina Gathe

ALT/POP/ROCK: Razor sharp guitars, sexy vocals and sparkling songcraft...Dina Gathe fuses a wealth of influences into an energetic, fun and funky new rock sound on her debut record, "Bother Me". The Pretenders/Motels meet Alanis Morissette.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Solid Ground
3:31 $0.99
2. Story
3:29 $0.99
3. Bother Me
3:47 $0.99
4. Holiday
4:12 $0.99
5. Sweeter Side
3:26 $0.99
6. Alone
4:22 $0.99
7. A Perfect Love
3:34 $0.99
8. One
3:45 $0.99
9. Never Mine
4:30 $0.99
10. Some Other Ordinary
3:23 $0.99
11. Is My Everything Enough?
3:51 $0.99
12. Las Vegas Diamonds
4:06 $0.99
13. Harmony
3:32 $0.99
14. The Edge
3:34 $0.99
15. Hang On
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Album Notes
"Gathe's fiesty lead guitar, edgy vocals -- think Chrissie Hynde --and a ton of conviction make her the fuel that powers these songs...

...Gathe is an exceptional artist who relates well with her audience. Her versatility and willingness to explore what lies below life's surface is impressive and refreshing. Well beyond songwriting 101, Dina Gathe could be poised for a long and meaningful career."

-- Lisa Elaine Scott, Music Connection Magazine

"This chick rocks. She has a huge voice, killer guitar chops and an in-yo-face stage presence that is infectious.... Dina Gathe is an incredibly talented, all around performer with a unique style and a catalog of well-crafted songs."

-- NohoArtsDistrict.com

With razor-sharp guitars, sexy vocals and sparkling song craft, Dina Gathe fuses a wealth of influences into a singular modern rock sound that is both unique and accessible at the same time. Think The Pretenders and The Motels meet Alanis Morrisette.

On her debut CD, "Bother Me", she invites you to experience songs that are thought-provoking, energetic, fun, funky and edgy. Dina's straight-to-the-point lyrics and vocal moods shift playfully between straight-up in-yo-face rock, sarcastic life observations, and a fun, childlike sense of wonder as her guitar guides you musically through the journey.

"I guess my musical influences are a bit of a melting pot," says Dina. "I definitely love groove and rhythm. I think that comes from my marching band experience growing up - we had a grooving rhythm section and that established my sense of timing early on. I can relate to AC/DC, The Clash, 70's soul music -- most styles really -- as long as the song is there. The song rules for me. At the end of the day, the writing has to be good. And then if you can add your own personal flavor to the recording, that's when it really starts to get interesting."

Growing up in Los Angeles in a cross-cultural clan with a Latina mother and a Cajun father, Dina's extended family included guitar-playing cousins who shared their knowledge of the instrument with her. "The first lessons I had were on piano, but I always wanted to rock," she recalls. When she asked for a guitar, instead of the gleaming electric she envisioned, her father purchased an acoustic - more suitable for folk than funk. Undeterred, Dina applied her rock zeal to the wooden instrument. Eventually, she graduated to electric guitar.

Meanwhile, the music resonated everywhere - Depeche Mode, The Cars and The Pretenders. "Chrissie Hynde was a huge influence," she remembers, "someone who wasn't afraid to say what she wanted, and who could rock, with depth to her lyrics." As a member of the all female band, "Table Talk", Dina herself was soon rocking the house at staple Los Angeles venues such as Madame Wong's and Club Lingerie.

Although a stint working in corporate America paid lucrative dividends and offered up lessons in marketing and branding, Dina knew what was missing. Forsaking the power suit and expense account, she founded Soundstruck Music in 2001 with partner Patricia (PK) Koprowski, and began recording and producing new material. Dina has two songs on the "Females on Fire" compilation CD (www.femalesonfire.com) while another tune, "Solid Ground" has recently been tapped as the opening and closing theme for Charter cable's weekly series, The Rustam Report, hosted by Denise Ames.

Co-produced with indie-artist-extraordinaire, Gilli Moon, and mixed and engineered by Matt Thorne (The Eels, TRAPT, Plastilina Mosh), "Bother Me" is an assertive debut that delivers the musical soul of Dina Gathe in a high-quality production mastered by Leon Zervos at renowned Sterling Sound in New York, and featuring a host of top-notch musicians. Its songs reflect the complex demands of modern romance, the dreams of the disenchanted, and the liberating power of self-determination. "If there's something I want to do I can't see anything else," she says. With "Bother Me", Dina lays claim to a self-defined musical territory. "I wanted to do a record with no regrets and no compromises. It's like jumping off a cliff."




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Lisa Bronaugh

I enjoyed this cd completely - from first song to last. My fiance even loves it. Dina, I'm looking forward to more.

cloud nine and cloud seven

We love "Bother Me"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves Dina Gathe.


True musicianship at its' core! Connoiseurs Anyone?
SpUnKy! Versatile! People LoVe it! Try it out at a kool party with friends who like to kick in some GrEaT Femme-Rock! Enjoy!

Carol Mulloy

I\'m singing it in the shower....

If you are the type that likes to be the first to tell all your friends about the newest sound, then you need this CD. It is so good, so easy to listen to and crosses all genres. I bought a bunch of copies for my friends and I have been handing them out as gifts. I love, love, love it! Regardless of their music tastes, I knew my friends would love it too. Dina is star material, no doubt, and pretty soon you'll be hearing her on the radio. I have been singing the songs in the shower the last couple of mornings. Each track is unique and not just the same riff rearranged. From one track to the next, you will hear rock, a little pop, a touch of jazz and even a hint of country. I can hear the Chrissie Hynde influence in Dinas voice.


...makes Alanis Morissette look like an amateur!
From the first time that I listened to this CD, I knew this is it: Top-notch production, clever lyrics, smashing guitars and extremely catchy melodies. Dina Gathe is the next big thing and definitely makes Alanis Morissette sing like an amateur. Do yourself a favour and buy this CD if you want to hear something NEW for a change...

Sahara Damore

I am obsessed with this CD...it's really, really good!
Alright, here's the honest to god scoop: i am obsessed with this CD.....and have NOT stopped listening to it since i got it!!

Besides the fact that "bother me" is a genius tune, i have some other huge-o favorites that include holiday, one, some other ordinary (i about died when i heard the rap....love that!!) and las vegas diamonds. sometimes when i buy a cd i like just a few of the songs. but, let me tell you..........i am Dina's newest fan! it totally rocks! the entire cd rocks! i adore the uniqueness and diversity of every song. the switch up in beat i am hearing in the tunes is brilliant and is really right up my alley.

I blare this CD in my ears every morning at 6:30am when i hike up this amazing mountain and watch the sunrise. it's so very cool. this morning i really, really got into the song "alone". it just hit me.

Dina has about the best, sexiest voice i have ever heard...it really vibes with me.

So, there you have it. Dina rocks. She is amazing. I can feel how much of of herself she put into this music.....and i pray it gets the attention and recognition it truly deserves.

Sahara Damore
San Francisco, CA