Jazz & soul artist Dana Masters set for the Mandela Hall
US Jazz & Soul artist Dana Masters is pleased to announce a headline show at Mandela Hall, Belfast on Friday 15th December 2017.
Originally from the Deep South in the United States, Dana grew up with sound of soul, rhythm and blues and gospel music all around her. Her love for music developed as she grew up and lead her to study music,majoring in vocal performance at university. Music took Dana from South Carolina to Minneapolis and then on to Los Angeles where she lived for four years and where she met an Irish boy who would later become her husband.
In 2008 Dana and her husband moved to Northern Ireland. Although she sang sporadically, music generally took a back seat while Dana settled into life in a new country and culture. That all changed in early 2012 when Dana had a chance meeting with Linley Hamilton at a local music venue. During that year Dana, Linley and some of the best Jazz musicians playing in Ireland began a weekly residency in the basement of McHugh’s bar in Belfast, the inspiration for Dana’s first EP.
From live work with BBC radio 4 and Proms in the Park to singing regularly with Van Morrison, Dana’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top vocalists continues to gain momentum. Dana is very excited to be writing original material again and cant wait to share that with people! Calling Northern Ireland home, Dana is passionate about music as a vehicle to make people and communities vibrant.
Dana released her debut EP ‘Crossing Lines’ in 2016 and continues to go from strength to strength by announcing her largest headline show to date. Dana and her husband Andrew live in Lisburn with their three children.
Tickets on sale Friday September 22nd at 9am – buy yours here.