Diana on song writing and performing
“I try to write songs which reach to the quiet space inside and if my songs move people then the music is working its magic.
The entertainment aspect is more in-between the songs for me, with the telling of stories and relating to the audience that way.
Amazingly more stories often dovetail-in and it all helps keep things alive and fresh.
I hope that hearing my singing voice is another part of the experience… with all it’s ancient primal connections, the voice is a powerful instrument.. though I don’t think it’s a unique gift, hopefully anyone can find their own voice.
I have learned how much work it takes to be a performer and I have much respect for those who’ve been on the road all their adult lives from Old Folkies to Kylie! You give a lot of energy and maybe it’s the journey you go on as a songwriter/performer that helps you develop as a person as well.
Sometimes you feel like you’re not going to make it and it feels too big a task! I started late in my life, which is why I don’t take it lightly, but songwriting is such a great creative thing and a joy to be able to do it after dreaming it for so long.
The quest is to write one great song that touches people, I guess that’s the Holy Grail of all songwriters and what keeps us going!
That and to be invited to connect with people in the kind of intimate spaces I love to play in. A real privilege.”