Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with singer/songwriter, Dinah King.
1. How did you get started as a band?
I have always sang. Ever since I can remember I would stand up in front of my family and sing songs from Disney films, memorising every word and practicing constantly… my poor wee mama! Music was a big feature at home with myself and my 3 siblings playing every instrument known to man… again, my poor mama! I started singing in my local church age 14 – quickly stepping in to lead the music programme there at 16. When producer Jimmy (Funeral Fires front man) asked me to work on a few songs with him after a 10 year hiatus, I was over the moon! Then Covid-19 hit the world so with a lot more time on my hands, what started as me singing a few backing harmonies for Jimmy became Dinah King and what you hear now.
2. How would you describe your sound?
I am a vocalist. Still trying to figure out what genre. I need you guys to help me with that!
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
My biggest musical influence is Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush. Their songs are so cleverly layered and the vocals are so unique. I love unique sounds and try not to get stuck in any one genre for too long.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
There is always a place for different mediums to listen to music through but it’s clear that online streaming is becoming more and more the main method.
I love the convenience of having my favourite artists at my fingertips and we I want my listeners to have the same ease of enjoyment.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Cooking, reading or just chilling at home with my 2 kitties Mako & Luna.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
The second album is in the works and plans are being made around shows and touring next year.