Hit by a drunk driver, temporarily disabled and forced to walk with a cane for three years, Dayna Caddell has overcome major triumphs and is finally back on track singing His praises releasing her first single "Everyday (He's Good)" from her upcoming untitled debut album on 40 Entertainment, Inc.
The younger sister of entertainment publicist Phyllis Caddell, Dayna is a full package. At 5'10"possessing a beautiful smile, pearly whites and deep dimples is an exceptional singer who is articulate, intelligent and truly humble.
"Dayna's voice is warm and unique and I can't wait for the world to hear her," Erica Campbell-Mary Mary.
Her voice, described by a sound engineer is like a warm cup of cocoa oozing down your throat on a cold winter day.
As a child Dayna was constantly surrounded by music. Her father, a former recording studio owner and road manager for jazz fusion group "Weather Report", and her godfather, the late Latin jazz percussionist Willie Bobo, exposed her to countless jam sessions and concerts that often took place within their home. But what truly encouraged her to belt out that first note were the sounds of Rufus & Chaka Khan blaring throughout her home constantly by her eldest sister Brenda. Before she could recite her ABC's she was emulating various artists and thoroughly absorbing it all.
"Often people recognize the "Chaka" influence in my voice. "I am the product of rock, hip-hop, soul, R&B, jazz and gospel all wrapped up in one," she explains. "I was blessed to have experienced a variety of music and talent from the day I was born. I exude music. It's so much of who I am!"
Her versatility afforded her the opportunity to sing background vocals for Diana Ross for the 1997 Super bowl, and appear on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno singing background for pop artist Bisou Phillips.
" For years the music industry has been missing real depth and passion as it relates to the art form itself. Dayna encapsulates vocal prowess and unblemished delivery. Her voice pulls you in. I respect and appreciate her awesome gift," Tonex.
In the Gospel and Christian arena she has worked with, stellar award winning producer Aaron Lindsey of New Breed, stellar and dove award winning artist Tonex, and singer songwriter/producer Eric Dawkins of gospel duo Dawkins & Dawkins. Amongst the producers scheduled for the completion of her project are Warryn Campbell, Eric Dawkins, and Vann Clayton.
As a teen she had the opportunity to study under and perform with the incredible legendary Nancy Wilson who commented, "this lady has the most interesting sound. It's like no other. She appears to be comfortable doing what she does. She's incredible."
She also had the pleasure of being accompanied by, on many occasions, the late great pianist Johnny "Hammond" Smith who continuously encouraged her to pursue her dream.
After completing an R&B demo the Holy Spirit continuously tugged at her for several years until she realized that singing for the Lord is where she was most comfortable.
"I had to sit still for a long time and focus on God and his WORD, and fast for weeks before it was revealed to me that serving God and leading people to Christ was the most important thing in my life," she said.
"We are very excited to be releasing Everyday as the first single," said Mr. M, 40 Entertainment, Inc, executive. "It's definitely time for Dayna to give her testimony."
Dayna Caddell is an anointed singer who real music lovers and worshippers can appreciate. No padding, no artificial flavoring, just God-given talent and a sincere love for the Lord.