DIANNE BARRETT

Western Australia, Australia

Musician

I am a very INTUITIVE musician with considerable skill in wordsmithing. I pick things up very quickly by ear. I have been singing since early childhood and it goes hand-in-hand with guitar playing. Have had experience as an accompanist for other singers too. I've had experience in solo, duo, trio, group/band and choir situations and have been in recording studios a few times. I'm a proficient rhythm guitarist but also do some picking and melodic improvisation. I absolutely love playing percussion instruments and dabble in keyboard and ukelele. Able to sing in French and Italian, also "one off's" as required. My voice is warm, bluesy, expressive, easy to listen to. My influences and tastes in music are wide and varied, with particular interests in celtic, jazz, latin, soft rock/pop and folk genres. Syncopation excites me as does arranging and performing.

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Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hair colour:
Other
Weight:
74 kg / 162 lbs
Hair length:
Medium
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair type:
Wavy
Eye colour:
Blue

Music

Guitar ability:
  Expert
Vocal range:
  Alto
Percussion ability:
  Intermediate
Composer ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal ability:
  Lead singer
Like to join a band:
  No
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Country
Influences: Michael JacksonU2Tina ArenaEva CassidyElton JohnCrowded HouseBonnie RaittJohn WilliamsStephane GrappelliTinaka VassAndreas Vollenveider

Vocalist / Rhythm Guitarist / Songwriter for 20+ yrs.

Interested in working with other guitarists and/or singers with the view to gigging in Perth, possibly elsewhere. I have a new interest, namely working with choirs. Also VERY interested in writing songs for others - recently composed theme song for local short film "Restare Uniti", a documentary some years ago, as well as theme song for local tv programme. I also compose instrumental pieces on guitar or keyboard. I have composed approx. 120+ songs and 20 instrumentals, and am currently working on recording 1 of several cd's.

I am a proficient, experienced guitarist. Rhythm guitar is my strength but can also do finger picking styles and basic riffs. I'm able to play most genres. I have a reasonable range vocally, alto - soprano, approx. 2.5 octaves. My voice has been described as "lovely", "like Janis Ian", "bluesy". I'm expressive and able to harmonize well. Have done a lot of solo work in cafes and restaurants around Perth over the years. Have been involved in 2 duos + 2 bands for short periods. Have been involved in and with choirs - basic sight-reading ability but have great "ear/s" !

Play mostly by ear and chord charts. I pick things up quickly and am very versatile and creative.

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