We catch up with singer songwriter and Trackd user – Dana Elle, on her favorite gig, working with British producer Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse, The Roots) and ask her advice for budding musicians.
Trackd: Tell us a bit about the first song you ever wrote – what was it called, and what inspired it?
Dana Elle: The first song I wrote called “Maybe”. I’ve wrote it during 3 years and it’s length is less then 3 minutes. It’s inspired from the relationships I’ve was in at that time.
T: What’s the highlight of your music career thus far?
DE: Playing in Ronnie Scotts with Femi Temowo right after the performance of Pee Wee Elis who worked with James Brown.
T: Do you tend to perform with a band live or do you do solo sets as well? Which set-up do you prefer and why?
DE: I tend to do all kinds, from solo, to full band. I do prefer my duo act the most with my new producer and co-writer Aleph Aguiar.
T: Do you continue to write when you’re on the road?
DE: I write when I feel a strong urge to get something out of me.
T: What music have you got on your Trackd profile and is there any demos or music on your profile you’d like to challenge any of our users to have a go at re-tracking or putting their own spin on?
DE: I have a few ideas in Trackd that I’m still developing outside of the app. I welcome everyone everywhere to share their ideas!
T: What’s next for Dana Elle? Any upcoming releases? When can people see you live?
DE: I’m playing on Sunday the 22nd at the Freedom Bar,Soho, London at 8pm. This is going to be our first new show release.
T: Any advice for young, budding musicians wishing to take their passion and turn it into a career?
DE: Be constant. Never stop believing and work hard – that’s the only way!
T: Best gig you’ve been to?
DE: Justin Timberlake
T: The ‘one’ song you’d wish you’d written?
DE: Etta James – “At Last”
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