Just another Someone
Diana Stone and Vicky Martin singing an acoustic version of 'Just another Someone' at the debut 'Delta Ladies gig' at the Unicorn London
Actually a lot of the music is up beat and optimistic so figure that one out, I wish I could.Perhaps because music takes me to another place that I can not otherwise occupy, or maybe at the best of times opens a doorway for me.
I think I have drifted through every musical style in the history of Mankind,
( personkind perhaps, or am I getting a bit Californian ) as I have always been interested in almost every sort of music from pop to the musicals and the classics,
I would love to get into film /soundtrack writing but it is of course like every other part of the music world highly competative.
In the last year I have got back in to playing live again with a band called Elephant Shelf, and I perform the occasional Glass Cage song with them.I am also doing acoustic versions of some of the songs in live performance from time to time.
This is something that I would like to expand on when the time is ripe for it.
Why this name?
I am not really sure, its about being restrained by something you can't see but is most definitely there.
We all place restrictions on our hopes, and we are often scared to step outside the bounds and see what we can really do.Is this pretentious or what.Whoops!
Do you play live?
I played live with a band called Elephant shelf a Blues Rock & Jazz flavoured outfit all around London and also occasionally In France. Also as part of a Roots style act called the Delta Ladies.Over the past 10 years we have played 1500 gigs, so it keeps me busy, but I am still thinking of a way to get the Cage on the Road somehow.We also had a cabaret venue called "The Bordello" in Stoke Newington which ran for about 6 months. We have booked bands into the Music Palace in Crouch End which we sometimes play and a new venue in West London called the Tune Inn in Acton which is modeled on the American style of bar and has a very good vibe to play at. I also play as part of a duo called the Delta Ladies and have played the Royal Vauxhall Tavern as part of the 'Hot August Fringe Festival' with both the Delta Ladies and Elephant Shelf.
Most of the above is a little out of date now. I work live with various musicians on other projects now.
My completely solo stuff is here.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It opens exposure up to everyone, they can make up there own minds about what they want to listen too, it's very democratic. Its great to have control over the music we make and to be able to let people hear it.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I wish, dream on, someone please keep me in the style that I am not accustomed to !I will be re-releasing some material on CD later in the year, I just need to sort out better artwork.
Almost a band so many times, but now back to being a solo artist with a virtual band.
I am looking to put together a live outfit that will play under the name Diana Stone's Glass Cage as I have musicians that I can borrow occasionally for this when they are not too busy.If you want to get in contact then check out my page at www.myspace.com/dianastone
Being a multi-instrumentalist it's difficult often to reproduce the kind of stuff I record in live performance so if if you do get to hear a live version of a Glass Gage song it may sound a little different until cloning is perfected.
A little bit of everything, just missed being a child of the sixties, so lots of early prog rock, but also a lot of folk, a bit of jazz, and anything slightly of the beaten track.So Sounds a bit like King Crimson and Its a Beautiful day in some places. Any one remember Gong there were great too Also I did not realize but lots of old Hippie music influences too have managed to creep into the melange as well.
My bed, no really ! Or maybe someone elses !
London is great but being a Londoner I would Say that. New York is nice though I have only been a couple of times.Went to Prague last year, liked it a lot, and stayed in a fantastic hotel called the Centrale.
Korg 01/Wfd, Korg MonoPoly,(venerable old synth),Yamaha digital Piano and Roland SP 505 sampler & Roland electric Piano,Korg X50 for gigs where you have to go by bus. A rather nice old harmony acoustic and well played in Aria Pro Electric which is getting some use live now.Plus other bits and bobs.Guitars of various sorts, electric and acoustic and Violin & Electric Violin & bass
If you are a Londoner you may see me around from time to time.
I do duo gigs from time to time at the Cock Tavern Kilburn and Olivers Jazz Bar Greenwich and Portabello Gold to a name a few
Song with piano introduction
Folky sounding slightly proggy sad song
Ballad with Vocal and Piano and Violin
Jazz style Piano instrumental
A SoundClick Top 100 song
Old school disco instrumental
Instrumental Violin sentimental
Demo version of a new song. Just vocal and Piano
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