Dana Gillespie – 6 piece London Blues Band

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Dana Gillespie – 6 piece London Blues Band

Dana Gillespie with 6 piece London Blues Band
At The Court Theatre

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Dana Gillespie’s illustrious career, detailed in her 2021 memoir “Weren’t Born A Man,” epitomizes the adventurous spirit of a true artist. Born in 1949, she found her musical calling early, starting her recording career at 16 with Pye Records and signing with Decca in 1968, where she released albums like Box Of Surprises, showcasing her song writing prowess. Her journey in entertainment is marked by significant milestones, including starring roles in major musicals like “Catch My Soul” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and collaborations with legends such as David Bowie. Her third album, Weren’t Born A Man, produced in part by Bowie, was a testament to her vocal and song writing talents. Despite challenges, including the implosion of her management company MainMan, Dana’s resilience led her to a successful acting career in the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring in various notable films.

In the early 1980s, Dana Gillespie returned to her musical roots, releasing Blue Job with Ace Records, a pivotal moment that marked her transition to blues music. This period also saw her establish the Mustique Blues Festival, further cementing her status in the blues genre.

Her music career is complemented by her role as a radio presenter and spiritual journey, recording devotional bhajans after becoming a follower of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. In 2023, Dana Gillespie made her debut at the SXSW Music and Film Festival, a significant addition to her already impressive career. Her latest albums, including Deep Pockets, continue to display her exceptional talent and dedication to music. With a career spanning decades, Dana Gillespie remains a significant figure in the music industry, enchanting audiences with her unique blend Dana Gillespie’s illustrious career, detailed in her 2021 memoir “Weren’t Born A Man,” epitomizes the adventurous spirit of a true artist.

Born in 1949, she found her musical calling early, starting her recording career at 16 with Pye Records and signing with Decca in 1968, where she released albums like Box Of Surprises, showcasing her song writing prowess. Her journey in entertainment is marked by significant milestones, including starring roles in major musicals like “Catch My Soul” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and collaborations with legends such as David Bowie. Her third album, Weren’t Born A Man, produced in part by Bowie, was a testament to her vocal and song writing talents. Despite challenges, including the implosion of her management company MainMan, Dana’s resilience led her to a successful acting career in the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring in various notable films. In the early 1980s, Dana Gillespie returned to her musical roots, releasing Blue Job with Ace Records, a pivotal moment that marked her transition to blues music. This period also saw her establish the Mustique Blues Festival, further cementing her status in the blues genre. Her music career is complemented by her role as a radio presenter and spiritual journey, recording devotional bhajans after becoming a follower of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

In 2023, Dana Gillespie made her debut at the SXSW Music and Film Festival, a significant addition to her already impressive career. Her latest albums, including Deep Pockets, continue to display her exceptional talent and dedication to music. With a career spanning decades, Dana Gillespie remains a significant figure in the music industry, enchanting audiences with her unique blend of blues, pop, and spiritual music. of blues, pop, and spiritual music.