Diana is a performing composer and muscian playing Piano Violin and Guitar. She currently plays with the Rock/Roots band Elephant Shelf and also the Delta Ladies who mix roots acoustic music and electronica. She composes in a variety of styles from pop to rock to Jazz and and classical music.Diana is also expert in multi-media recording and music production.
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, or 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.
My most recent music has been centered around the Piano and I have just released "Piano works" which is the first album in this vain.
Why Glass Cage?
I am not really sure, its about being restrained by something you can't see but is most definetly there. We all place restrictions on our hopes, and we are often scared to step outside the bounds and see what we can realy do.Is this pretentious or what.Whoops! Do you play live? I play live with a band called Elephant shelf.They are a Blues Rock & Jazz flavoured outfit all around london.Over the past 3 years we have done just under 450 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 caberet venue called "The Bordello" in Stoke Newington which ran for about 6 months
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 acustomed to !I will be re-releasing some material on cd later in the year, I just need to sort out better artwork. Band History: 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.