Dasha

Dasha

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When the girl next door is impassioned to tell-it-like-it-is, you meet Dasha. With writing that is "...dramatic, dynamic, emotive, and unpredictable" (Gian Fiero - The Muse's Muse), Dasha showcases her own style of modern day piano-centric rock in a very unforgettable way.

Biography

***PLEASE SEE NEW SONGS @ WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DASHAPOSTNIKOVA - July 2009

When the girl next door is impassioned to tell-it-like-it-is, you meet Dasha. And for all those caught in the line of fire, you likely deserved it. With writing that is "...dramatic, dynamic, emotive, and unpredictable" (Gian Fiero - The Muse's Muse), Dasha showcases her own style of modern day piano-centric rock in a very unforgettable way.

Dasha, a classically trained pianist (Royal Conservatory, ARCT), grew up listening to an unlikely mix of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Pantera, Metallica, Tool, Faith no More and Guns n Roses. She wrote her first song when she was 13, received a Factor grant soon thereafter and currently spends most of her time on stage, writing new material, or recording in the studio.

In the last four years on the music scene, Dasha’s notable accomplishments include receiving an initial clothing sponsorship from Machine Clothing out of Toronto ON, playing 200+ gigs which included touring to Toronto and New York, receiving frequent radio play on Vancouver's rock giant 99.3 CFOX's Indie Night In Canada, playing twice Live On Air on CFOX (6 O'Clock Rock Report as well as on Indie Night In Canada), and playing live on local TV show Urban Rush, securing a second clothing sponsorship with Apartment Clothing, receiving musical features and interviews on numerous webzines, and receiving multiple songwriting awards.

Over the last two years Dasha has had the honour of recording piano and vocals for several artists:

- State of Shock “Best I Ever Had” (Universal/Republic),
- The Veer Union “Over Me” (2006 Independent release) and two subsequent tracks on their upcoming 2008 major label release (Universal/Motown) ,
- Sasha Hall “Headlong”, “You Don’t Know Me” and “Hand it Over”,
- Michelle Will “Stuck in Yesterday”, “Happy Place”, “Once a Child”, and “How it Feels”,
- Ashley Dube “Inside Out”, and
- Muspellheim “Hate Found, Love Lost” to name a few.

She also plays live sessions for Carly Rae Jepsen (2007 Canadian Idol Top 3) and Sandra Wainwright.

Dasha most recently finished recording 3 new tracks with producer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock). She is currently in the studio writing and recording. Stay tuned for forthcoming material.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

2007 - "Downhill" receives Honorable Mention for 14th Annual Billboard World Song Contest
2007 - "Self-Destructive" receives Honorary Award for The Great American Song Contest
2007 - "Can We Wait" receives an Honorable Mention for the We Are Listening 2006 Songwriter Awards
2006 - Released Full-Length CD "It's Just A Number"
2006 - "Downhill" receives airplay on 99.3 CFOX's Indie Night In Canada
2006 - "The Last Time" 1 Song on Project Opus.com
2006 - Winner of 3 Muse's Muse Awards 2006 Muse's Muse Awards 2006 - Dasha and her band secured a clothing endorsement with Apartment Clothing, an innovative company that retails at such notable chains as Holt Renfrew and Bloomingdales, as well as several other reputable shops throughout Canada, the US, and Japan.
2006 - Received a 2 week feature interview and spotlight on Project Opus
2006 - December Featured Artist Profile on Online Rock
2006 - December Featured Artist Profile on Catsask Music & Entertainment
2006 - "Atheist" was added to indie104.com in Los Angeles
2006 - Received a feature interview on Locals 102.7
2005 - Dasha received a Factor Professional Demo Award for 3 new songs

ALBUM REVIEWS:

"Dasha's writing talent is immense and her potential for industry success is enormous...she is simply on another level. Both the music and publishing industries will strike gold when they get their hands on her catalogue. Congratulations on completing a project that is commercially strong, artistically developed, and musically sound." (Gian Fiero - The Muse's Muse)

"What a perfectly-expressed declaration of emotions. Dasha Postnikova's collection of tunes are soaring, cascading realms of power balladry. Move over boys, here come the ladies. Postnikova's voice is rough yet still undeniably feminine, and in its stronger moments not unlike Alanis Morissette." (Andy Scheffler - CORDMAG.com)

"Dasha's powerful, personal vocals and melodic piano style is supported by a solid band. Listening to her, we discover a full rock sound that grabs you with its power and then treats us to some interesting arrangements. Its classic, but not at all predictable." (Project Opus Team - ProjectOpus.com)

"As unique as her name, Dasha's music is a brilliant compilation of grace, exquisite talent, intellect, rock and freedom. Compared to Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette and Fiona Apple, Dasha Postnikova far exceeds the comparison in her own rights. Her strong classical training shines in a fabulous rhythm of rock, and heartfelt lyrics accomplished by life experiences." (L.Fine - Northeast In-Tune Magazine)

"When the first few chords rung out...I knew Dasha was about to hit me with something special

Lyrics

Atheist

Written By: Dasha

i took you in as something to believe
was that too much of an expectation?
i thought that we had something working here
guess i was just a big distraction
i always knew our days were numbered
i know i won't count on your return
you ran away...from me
i tried to believe there was something
but you've made me an ATHEIST
your intensity would cripple me inside
and everything about you turns me on
but anything you told me was a lie
guess i was just your cheap distraction
i always knew our days were numbered
i know i won't count on your return
you ran away...from me
i tried to believe there was something
but you've made me an ATHEIST
you're so afraid
of hurting me
of hurting you
of everything
just learn to live, and we will go home
you ran away...from me
i tried to believe there was something
but you've made me an ATHEIST

Downhill

Written By: Dasha

you absolutely took my soul
I don't know how to make me whole
as much as I want this
to resurrect itself
my hope is going down
I'm slowly going downhill

I can't deny I love you
even though I want to
let it all go

you absolutely made me cold
and resolute to leave my soul
as much as I want this
to resurrect itself
it seems I got too comfortable
as you were pushing me downhill

I can't deny I love you
even though I want to
let it all go

I have been here once before
or twice
I'm not sure
but I'm still reaching out for you to give me something
or anything
but you still give me nothing

I can't deny I love you
even though I want to
let it all go

I never thought that it would end
but everything is comfortable
when you are pushing me downhill with you
I never thought that it would end
and anything is possible
when you are pushing me downhill with you...

The Best Thing (I ever said to you was no)

Written By: Dasha

on stage in my own house
and you are looking in my window
the lights are on and it is dark out
and you are looking in my window
you terrorize though you are gone
and you are looking in my window
you know me all too well
it’s like I have been living with no clothes on

how did I give so much away to you?
all that I have is now in your hands to prey on

on stage in my bedroom
and you are living in my closet
I will undress like you want me to
and I know that I’m imperfect
you terrorize like all along
you are death of imagination
you know me all too well
and you are pushing every single button

how did I give so much away to you?
all that I have is now in your hands to prey on

the best thing I ever said to you was no

how did I give so much away to you?
all that I have is now in your hands to prey on
how did I give so much away to you?
all that I have is now in your hands to prey on

the best thing I ever said to you was no

Valentine

Written By: Dasha

Time keeps ticking the dark keeps licking the light from the walls
This dinosaur of emotion left his bones on my floor
But the thing that kills me
Is everyone here is so damn happy
You leave me with all your details...

Another holiday without you
It's been two birthdays and one Christmas
Half-eaten Easter chocolate
Is reminiscent of this Valentine's...

Time keeps ticking the dark keeps licking the light from the walls
A masterpiece of insults and debauchery is what you are
But the thing that kills me
Is everyone here is so damn happy
You leave me with all your details...

Another holiday without you
It's been two birthdays and one Christmas
Half-eaten Easter chocolate
Is reminiscent of this Valentine's
You ran away on Halloween
I thought it might have been my costume
I was a WITCH I will admit it
It didn't hit me till this Valentine's

Time keeps on ticking
The world keeps on spinning alone

Another holiday without you
You missed my birthday
Half-eaten Easter chocolate
Is reminiscent of this Valentine's
You ran away on Halloween
I thought it might have been my costume
I was a WITCH I will admit it
It didn't hit me till this Valentine's

Another holiday without you
Time if moving on without you
I am going on without you
It didn't hit me till this Valentine's...

Can We Wait?

Written By: Dasha

This house is open for wandering
I’ve found a circle for my pacing you’re in
Every corner but you’re not stopping me
From wearing tracking into the floor
I feel a silence that I can’t quell
My autopilot it guides me well
An unexplainable absence in my soul
Is wearing tracks into my floor

I never thought that I’d be here
Sitting watching the mountains alone
Without you this isn’t a home

Can we wait?
Can we talk it out?
Can you stay just this time
While the sun is going down?

I flick the channels on the t.v.
Somehow I’m loving it’s company
The shaded faces of actors in their roles
Living a life I want to know

Empty

Written By: Dasha

I guess we are even now that we’ve both lost
And sitting back I wonder who’s worse off
I was the saddest one at first

You don’t hear me you don’t see me
And then you tell me that you’re not happy
You said that I made this too confusing
But now you think of what you’ve lost
And you’ve never lost so much
And you are empty

You’re empty
Like the cold winter day that I met you
You’re empty

If we could take back time would we begin
somewhere before we met or half way in
Knowing just how much the ending sucks?

You don’t hear me you don’t see me
And then you tell me that you’re not happy
You said that I made this too confusing
But now you think of what you’ve lost
And you’ve never lost so much
And you are empty

You’re empty
Like the cold winter day that I met you
You’re empty
Like the sure certainty that I left you

Maybe I can sit you down act out one of your rages
Tie you in another knot and step back while you take it
Prove to myself another time just what we wasted
And wonder for how long I was supposed to take it

You’re empty
Like the cold winter day that I met you
You’re empty
Like the sure certainty that I left you

Discography

EP - SoWhatNothing "SoWhatNothing" 2004
LP - Dasha "It's Just A Number" FEB 14/2006
UPCOMING EP - Dec 2009

Set List

The set list is fully original and consists of between 8-20 songs, dependant upon the venue and time requirements. A typical set would be 35-60 minutes. The tunes range from lyrical singing piano pieces, to mid-to-hard rock.

ACOUSTIC SETS:
Usually are comprised of piano, vocals, background vocals and hand drums. For certain acoustic shows we will also incorporate acoustic guitar and bass (as well as an additional background vocal).

FULL BAND SET:
The full band set consists of piano, vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, bass and drums as well as two background vocals.