Claudia DiNatale

Claudia DiNatale

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Heart felt songs which describes everyday problems and challenges we all face regarding relationships, love and life issues in general. Its all presented with catchy lyrics pleasing music.

Biography

Sports loss is definitely music’s gain. That is confirmed by the release of The Little Things, the superb full-length debut album from young singer/songwriter Claudia DiNatale.

As a teenager growing up in Windsor, Claudia was a star high school athlete, excelling at soccer, track and field, cross-country, volleyball, and basketball. A volleyball scholarship was in the offing, but a seriously torn anterior cruciate ligament shattered those dreams. Happily, music was on hand to capture her youthful energy.

“I have always had a passion for music, ever since I started taking piano lessons at age six,” explains DiNatale. “Right at the time I hurt my knees, I had been recording a demo. The injury just made my decision to focus upon music easier.”

Claudia’s formidable vocal talent became apparent early, and it led to starring roles in school productions of such musicals as Evita, Oliver, and Fiddler On The Roof. “At 16, I started to take music more seriously,” she recalls. “I took classical lessons to better my voice and a couple of years later I started to do demos. I never sat and thought, ‘one day I am going to be a famous singer,’ but it has worked out that I am pursuing it professionally.’”

With any justice, fame will be in Claudia’s musical future. The Little Things is a stunningly accomplished album, with top-notch musical and production values complementing her pure voice and accessible yet intelligent lyrics. Reference points would include the stylings of Sarah McLachlan and Dido, but a strongly individual talent emerges from these tracks.

The hauntingly melodic title song (and first single) is already generating airplay, and there is a treasure trove of radio-friendly gems awaiting discovery here. Soulful ballads like “Get Love” and “Love Wins Everytime” nestle comfortably alongside more upbeat material (“This Little Universe,” “All Illusions”).

The Little Things was recorded in New York City with noted producer/musician Rob Arthur (Keri Noble, Jeff Arundel). Claudia wrote all the material, mostly in tandem with Rob. “Usually I would write the lyrics and Rob would arrange the music or chord structures,” says Claudia. “It worked well, as having someone with different input can help open your eyes and mind.”

This dynamic duo had previously collaborated on DiNatale’s first recording, an EP entitled My Life In 5 Songs. “There has been a lot of growth since then,” she notes. “The lyrics have matured, and The Little Things is much more from the heart. It is a little more alternative, and the EP was more pop.”

Claudia got her feet wet with the EP, and now plunges in, head and heart first, on The Little Things. The development in her songwriting is even more impressive given that she is relatively new to the craft.

“Prior to starting this project in September 2001, I had never written a song,” she says. “I was sort of thrown into a position where I had to write, but it came naturally. I am now pretty happy about my writing skills, and I can’t wait
to write even better music.”

With the release of The Little Things (via Fig Leaf Enterprise, Inc./Under The Radar Music Group), DiNatale has assembled a band and is looking forward to displaying her well-established prowess as a performer. This is indeed an artist to watch very closely.

Since the Nationwide release (Canada) of "The Little Things" Claudia has toured Canada performing on several TV and Radio programs. She co-owns "Le Steak at Fillmore East" in Windsor, ON with her husband and performs Jazz, Blues and her originals one the weekends at her venue.

Lyrics

The Little Things

Written By: Claudia DiNatale/Rob Arthur

It’s the icing on the cake
It’s the little things
Venus Shining as you wake
Just a simple how you been

It’s the little things
It’s your morning coffee with whip cream
Lying under a shady tree
All the lazy afternoon

We don’t have all the answers
We don’t have all the answers
But what we have are the little things

A baby laughing
It’s the little things
Roasting marshmallows by the fire
On a winters night

How rainforests cure disease
Pyramids hiding mysteries
The tides formed by the moons energies
It’s the little things

We don’t have all the answers
We don’t have all the answers
But what we have are the little things

It’s the icing on the cake
It’s the icing on the cake
It’s the icing on the cake
Your favourite Saturday cartoon

We don’t have all the answers
We don’t have all the answers
We don’t have all the answers
We don’t have all the answers
But what we have
Are the little things
Are the little things
Are the little things

Discography

EP released in October 2003 "My Life in 5 Songs"
Full length CD "The Little Things" released August 2005. Her single, The Little Things, from her full length CD of the same name is getting some radio play and will be introduced to radio in September 2005 by her radio promoter, Adrian Strong of DMD Entertainment, Inc..

Set List

When she performs at the local venue in her home town she does two 45 minute sets which contain her own material and some covers. When she does concerts she perfroms one 45-60 minute set of her own original music. Her own set list is as follows:
The Little Things 4:44
Wishing 3:34
Been With You 4:41
All Illusions 3:45
Get Love 3:47
Not Gonna take Me Down 3:59
I Don't Wanna Cry 4:14
Our Little Universe 4:14
So Simply 4:21
Blindfolded 4:23
Love Wins Everytime 4:26