Diana is a performing composer and muscian playing Piano Violin &
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.
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.