Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dayna Manning: Singer songwiter

Episode 51 - March 27, 2016


Dayna Manning podcast, singer songwriter, interviewDayna Manning is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters.

When she was in her teens she had a hit song on the radio. Soon after that she found herself, in the words of Joni Mitchell, “Stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.”

At times the chat you are about to listen to unfolds like an episode of the popular TV show “Nashville”…except it’s not a TV show.

This is the story of a real person, trying to make a difference in her community, and the world, through music.

We discuss Tom Petty’s influence, working with Grammy award winning music producer Jim Scott, Dayna’s contribution to Stratford, Ontario’s Heritage Square committee, and her sojourn in northern British Columbia.

As well as having a successful solo career, these days Dayna is playing sold out concerts with Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler as part of the popular trio Trent Severn.

We talk about the writing process behind some of their songs.

Show Notes
Dayna Manning’s website
Trent Severn’s Website
Loreena McKennitt
Tom Petty
The Artist’s Way

Dayna Manning. podcast, interview

Chilina Kennedy: Actress, singer, songwriter (2016)

Episode 50 - March 13, 2016


Chilina Kennedy interview, stratford, beautiful: the carole King story, what's in a bottle

Stratford Festival favourite, and Sheridan College musical theatre program grad Chillina Kennedy stars in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

Previously she starred in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

We talk about how Chilina’s previous Broadway roles had an impact on her creative process for playing Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

Chilina has a young son and we discussed what it’s like to be backstage with a baby.

Chilina is also a singer and songwriter, her most recent CD is “What You Find in a Bottle.” It’s a compilation of intimate songs she wrote during, and after,
a relationship breaking up.

Show Notes

Chilina Kennedy’s web site
Chilina Kennedy on Twitter
Chilina’s CD
on Amazon
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Reviews of Chilina’s appearance in “West Side Story” that Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian selected as his favorite musical during his 15 year career as theatre critic.
Chilina Kennedy CD Giveawat