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When you are writing a song, where do you draw inspiration from? Or what topics do you like to write or sing about?


I draw from my real feelings and experiences. Usually it’s something that I don’t have the words to say and so they have to be sung. When I co-write that changes because I am able to write from the perspective of the other writer.

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Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music?

I’d say the biggest catalyst to writing music was my love of it. A huge influence of mine growing up was Pearl Jam. I remember distinctly listening to them, sitting in my big papasan chair, black lights flowing, and thinking “I want to make people feel the way he (Eddie Vedder) and this music make me feel.”
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 ....“Baby Boy” has an outstanding production value, which feels accomplished and world-class in every respect. The rhythm section of the track is tight and focused, while the melodic elements are lush and vibrant, creating a perfect backdrop allowing Dana’s unique vocal performance to unfold. MORE

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Dana's new song Baby Boy has played on Chicago's BMS Radio. (ASCAP)

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Casa Mezcal NYC

Dana Carmel - vocals and guitar
Andres Alberto Lopez - cajon

Den Entertainment proudly presents Dana Carmel as a part of our Den Dinner Series - a dining experience featuring singers and songwriters of varying genres in The Gallery at Casa Mezcal.


January 3, 2017

Exclusive Interview: Dana Carmel

The following is an Independent Spotlight exclusive interview with Dana Carmel.

In your music, there’s a pretty stark dichotomy between more introspective efforts the likes of ‘Alone’ and pop tunes like ‘Baby Boy.’ How do you balance exploring different genres and sounds like that? Is it your intention to be a versatile songwriter in that regard?



Dana Carmel has written over100 songs 

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