Rhoda Dakar – Sings The Bodysnatchers Interview
Redstar73 Blog: You don’t need any introduction to our readers. But could you tell us what you have done lately?
Rhoda: Lately, I have been DJing on the radio, teaching, writing and playing gigs.
Redstar73 Blog: How was the recording for ‘Rhoda Dakar Sings The Bodysnatchers’? How is the feedback for the album?
Rhoda: Recording was fun – we did ten tracks live in the studio. It was more like gigging than recording, as we could all see each other. It must have worked well, as feedback has been brilliant, we got **** in Rolling Stone, Mojo and the Daily Mirror (a national newspaper). We have just received the third pressing of CDs, as it keeps selling out, and we’re on our second pressing of vinyl, with some red!
Redstar73 Blog: Are you still in touch with any of the Bodysnatchers members? Do you know what they think about the album?
Rhoda: Through Facebook, I’m in touch with Stella, SJ and Miranda. I’ve seen Stella a few times, out and about as well.
Redstar73 Blog: What are your plans for the future?
Rhoda: To write and release more music.
Redstar73 Blog: What have been your highlights music wise?
Rhoda: So many, but most recently, the album launch gig at the Jazz Café on Halloween last year. It was a great atmosphere and Lynval Golding joined us on stage for the last few songs. There’s a live download of ‘Ruder Than You’ available, with Lynval on backing vocals, from that gig.
Redstar73 Blog: Sometimes you are DJing. What are your fav songs to play and why?
Rhoda: My favourite songs are Reggae covers with female vocals. I like that they are familiar, but not quite. I always try to support female musicians in any way I can. So I play their tunes!
Redstar73 Blog: Last words
Rhoda: I’m coming to DJ at a scooter rally in Malaga, on the first weekend in June! It’s a bit early to announce, as all the details are not sorted, but hopefully I’ll be there.
Remember to visit my Music Glue site for details of gigs and to buy CDs, vinyl, downloads and t shirts!
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