Diana Marcovitz

Diana Marcovitz was born and raised near Montreal, Canada. Born three minutes after her identical twin, Diana has, as a result, spent her whole life struggling to express her own voice.

Early Years

As a young girl Diana studied piano and when she reached her teens she began playing the guitar. Very soon she was entertaining the guests in her father's hotel by playing the guitar and singing. She basked in the adulation and at age eighteen, with the hotel experience behind her, she had the confidence to play her guitar and sing in the open- mike coffee houses in Montreal. Coming across The McGarrigle Sisters singing, she realized that her style, like theirs, was better suited to the piano. She then honed her act, transferring all her material from the guitar to the piano and very soon she was ready for a bigger stage.

America

At twenty-one she crossed the border and went south to New York. Singing her own material and maintaining a quirky style of humor, Diana soon attracted attention. She began to make a name for herself and within two years she was ‘discovered' by John Hammond of Columbia Records and offered a recording contract. She then began to tour the country coast to coast together with artists like Billy Joel, Sha Na Na, and Al Stewart. They played a variety of venues in a circuit from Chicago to Los Angeles, and back to New York, a month at a time.

Israel

After becoming more attached to her Jewish roots, she decided in 1989 to move to Israel, where she married, settling first in Emmanuel and then in Safed. With few serious musical outlets available, Diana turned her wry humor and political awareness to drama. As a writer, performer and director of a series of Purim plays, she encouraged others to shine and have fun while at the same time putting over a serious political message.

Currently

Having brought up her family, she now lives with her cat and two dogs, writing and performing. As well as playing small clubs in Rosh Pina and Carmiel, she also performs in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. She still has a cult following in America and the younger generation here in Israel enjoys her zany take on life. In Safed she sings for visiting groups, private parties and in local venues. Her main aim these days is make people laugh and with songs like "The Fat Ladies Gym" about a woman is working out in a gym to lose weight so that her man will still want her. As she says herself "Once a Stah, darling, always a Stah"

Recordings

Her first album "Horse of a Different Feather" was released in 1973 and is now a collector's item. Her second album "Joie de Vivre" came out in 1976.

After coming to Israel she released a CD "Still Swinging" and more recently she recorded "Songs for Unconditional Love" which was made in a local studio.

She is now getting to grips with the digital age and is currently working on new material which will be released in mp3 format on the internet.

Contact:

To book Diana for group events, private parties or for further information: phone her on 04 692 1457 or email her [email protected]

 

Diana Marcovitz


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