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The Rock-itt : October 2009
Do you have a favourite genre seeing you suit so many different styles? I really love soul and jazz. My voice just seems to lend itself more easily to those styles but I also love the brash brassiness of funk too. How did you go about getting in touch with such amazing professionals? There's a lot of truth in some of those old sayings: "It's not what you know, it's who you know", "Right Place, Right Time" and "You only get one chance to make a good first impression." Much of what has happened in my musical connections has come about for those reasons. The music industry like any industry is a network built on relationships and as you work with people, and people get to know you and what you're like as an artist and as a professional, opportunities present themselves. What sort of training have you had to have just diversity? I've done an Associate Diploma majoring in Contemporary Vocals here on the Northern Beaches where we touched Jazz, Rock, Opera and Pop, however, most of my training has been "on the job" as it were. As you work with different people, you find yourself being exposed to a diversity of styles. In the world of investment it's been said that money is made in diversifying your portfolio and I believe the same is true in the music industry. It also keeps work interesting and challenging too. What was your inspiration to your latest EP "Free to be Me?" Can you describe your music for us? Where can we purchase it? "Free To Be Me" is a Double EP comprising one Studio disc and one Live disc and to be quite honest, "Free To Be Me" wasn't planned. It kind of just came about almost by default. I was commissioned to write the title track "Free To Be Me" for a local business woman to commemorate her achievements in and contribution to international business. Now, as any independent musician will attest to, recording music to a production level that is comparable to what we're used to hearing on the radio takes money so, since I had invested quite a bit of money in recording that one track, I decided to put that song together with a couple of other studio tacks I had recorded onto an EP. So, those 3 songs for the "Studio" component of the "Free To Be Me" EP. The Live disc of "Free To Be Me" was recorded live at the Basement in Sydney with guitarist Joseph Calderazzo in a stripped back earthy acoustic mode. Putting together "Free To Be Me" was a great learning experience and I'm certainly ready to write and record a more deliberate album now. I've definitely grown and changed almost exponentially I think since "Free To Be Me" "Free To Be Me" is available from an online international music store called CD Baby either in disc format or as an mp3 download at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/evelyn duprai You can also buy it from iTunes. Just type in Evelyn Duprai, and the EP will come up. Tell us about original funk band EON Beats? Eon Beats, in its full band format is a 9 piece band comprising guitar, bass, drums, keys, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion and