The Lionhearts

The Lionhearts

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Biography

“Diana follows the beat of her own drum.” Throughout her teen years, it seemed as though she couldn't’t escape this statement from everyone she turned to for musical guidance. Despite the fact that she was encouraged to change her personal looks and outlook on music during her high school years, she never hesitated to follow her heart and stay true to herself. Like many adolescents, Diana didn't’t want to compromise her identity and yearning for independence by changing her hair color and fashion choices. For that, she was kicked out of her high school choir, and ended up leaving her church worship band because she could never adopt the social disdain she felt from parents and others involved.

To add insult to injury, none of the boys at her school wanted to risk their reputation by working together with her in a “chick band.” Diana, practically exploding with creative energy and musical ability was already at a stalemate in her young career.

Fast forward later that year to her high school graduation. Diana, and mother Ruthie, scoured both local and national newspapers seeking a source of hope to potentially further Diana’s musical career. They found an ad that read “Seattle based producer looking to work with female rock vocalist” and replied immediately. Two days after graduation, Diana found herself in the state of Washington working with producer Jim Wolfe. For the next seven months, Wolfe taught her everything he knew about the industry including music theory, vocal arrangement, and song writing fundamentals. This relationship spawned the production of Diana’s first piece of recorded material. The ten song, self titled CD, under the moniker “Diana Gone Wrong” helped Diana to establish herself back home in Southern California. With it’s blend of infectiously catchy pop-rock anthems including “Tattoo This,” and “Your Turn to Cry,” Diana Gone Wrong was able to catch the attention of Jay Clark at Nettwerk Management who instantly decided to work with her after only attending the first show.

With the help of Clark, Diana was able to meet and produce material with a handful of established industry professionals, such as, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Holly Knight, Jeremy Popoff of Lit, and Tom Dumont of No Doubt.

The band played several shows in and around the Southern California area collecting a large local following and consequently sparking major label interest as well. Just about the time that things were on the upswing for Diana, her entire band (with the exception of guitarist Chas Smith) decided to leave because they felt things weren’t moving along quickly enough. Now that Diana had recorded a demo, created a buzz amongst record labels and other industry people, and gained a fan base, it was now time to find herself a band.

October 2005, Diana met up with drummer Jared Alexander and bassist Dom Macaluso. The members gelled instantly and have been working together ever since to help fulfill Diana’s dream of “one day becoming one of the most successful musicians of all time.” With all new members aligned,They soon decided to give themselves a new name. "The Lionhearts". Although never declared, this writer believes that Diana still intends to prove this above statement to the world, especially the people who turned their backs on her. Her bio is a genuine reminder to all of us to follow our dreams, despite our critics.

Sometimes, what may look like a curse is really just a blessing in disguise. For Diana, being somewhat of a social misfit and paying for it provided her the determination needed to make music work on her own terms. And for that, we are thankful.

The Lionhearts are currently building their web page. for information and muisc please check out
www.myspace.com/dianagonewrong
or
www.dianagonewrong.com

Discography

In 2004, The Lionhearts lead singer Diana Gone Wrong released a self titled album. you can purchase the cd at
www.cdbaby.com/dgw
in 2005 the Lionhearts recorded 3 songs which can be heard on the Diana Gone Wrong myspace page.
www.myspce.com/dianagonewrong

The Lionhearts site coming soon.