New York City based pop singer Dayna Steele owns The Steele Factory, where she writes, produces and records with partner, Benny Steele. Their writing together has earned them finalist status in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition 2001, they have been highly commended by the Windrift Music Songwriting Competition 2002 and their music was featured on the Top 10 MP3 list on Indie Journal. Dayna and Benny have also signed a licensing deal with Red Bull Energy Drink for international advertising purposes. Most recently Benny and Dayna have formed The Steele Factory, a production company which is now producing many artists, including Neo-Soul/R&B singer/writer Michelle Collins, rock singer Colby Prior and Dayna Steele's own pop/rock project.
An experienced performer in multiple genres, Dayna Steele has performed primarily on the East Coast at venues including Lincoln Center and BAM Majestic Theater (NY) and Jordan Hall (Boston). She pursued musical training in classical voice first at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and then at New England Conservatory in Boston. Dayna spent the last year playing at clubs in NYC including The Bitter End, Le Bar Bat, Lot 61, Elbow Room, Arlene Grocery and The Triad, where she was promoting her debut album. In February 2003, Dayna was selected to showcase at The Global Entertainment and Media Summit in NYC.
Steele's self-penned debut CD, Sweet Intoxication was released in October 2002 and was produced and co-written by Benny Steele at Steele Recording Studio. Dayna is now back in the studio writing and recording new material for herself, as well as working on other projects. Stay tuned for her new sound!