Diane Birch: a soulful debut

June 3rd, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD  

Diane Birch released her debut album ‘Bible Belt‘ yesterday. Birch, a young woman in her mid twenties, has a matured voice and soulful style of rendering her songs. She is also a song writer. The inspiration behind the name of the album comes from her upbringing, which happened within the strict confines of a religious community. It provided few opportunities for interaction with others. Initially, she was influenced by church hymns and classical music. After she reached the US her scope of listening expanded and during her teenage days she listened to Sisters of Mercy or Christian Death. Along with this, she learned to enjoy Jazz, the Beatles and psychedelic music. To add on to her qualities, she is also adept at playing the piano.

At a certain age she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and also to live alone. She made her ends meet by working as an on-hire pianist and started performing in various hotels. Ultimately, she has come out with her debut album, ‘Bible Belt’ on June 2, 2009, which she recorded with S Curve Records of Grammy winning producer, Steve Greenberg. The album has 13 songs in total. Her song the ‘Rise Up’ has even gone on to become the ‘iTunes Single of the week’. She has been on tour since March this year and would be continuing to do so.

Even during this interesting and exciting phase of her career she has not forgotten to take out some time for charity and has launched a charity campaign along with the launch of her album.

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