Official Biography (courtesy of Dayna Caddell)
Inspired by God and defined as good music, Dayna Caddell's first single, Everyday (He's Good), went to the top of the play list charts in Germany expanding the exceptional singer/songwriter' s sound abroad.
Her current single, WHAT HE'S DONE, a current, catchy, relevant song with a feel-good beat produced by award-winning Warryn Campbell, is rapidly gaining airplay on major stations including XM Satellite and top markets throughout the country making the toughest announcers take notice.
Blessed with many talents--she is the co-writer for the 2009 releases for Israel Houghton's "Every Prayer," featuring Mary Mary and Ricardo Sanchez's "At The Cross," she landed a song in the 2008 Tyler Perry film The Family That Preys, and was selected as a finalist in the 2008 Session-l John Lennon Songwriting contest-- many are taking notice and applauding her exceptional work.
While she readies for her Summer 2009 studio project, Overjoyed, a collection of creatively cohesive cuts that encapsulate the album's theme of R&B and inspirational tunes, Dayna Caddell will prove to be an artist who real music lovers appreciate. No padding, no artificial flavoring, just God-given talent and a sincere love for the Lord.
As a child she was constantly surrounded by music. Her father, a former recording studio owner, promoter for jazz fusion group "Weather Report," and road manager to her godfather, the late Latin jazz percussionist Willie Bobo, exposed her to countless jam sessions and concerts that often took place within their home. But what truly encouraged her to belt out that first note were the sounds of Rufus & Chaka Khan blaring throughout her home constantly by her eldest sister Brenda. Before she could recite her ABC's she was emulating various artists and thoroughly absorbing it all.
"I am the product of rock, hip-hop, soul, R&B, jazz and gospel all wrapped up in one. I was blessed to have experienced a variety of music from the day I was born. I exude music. It's so much of who I am!"
Her versatility afforded her the opportunity to record background vocals for Diana Ross for a Super Bowl celebration, and appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno singing background for pop artist Bisou Phillips.
She's worked with, Grammy Award®-winning producers Warryn Campbell and Aaron Lindsey, Grammy® award-nominee Eric Dawkins, and has collaborated on various projects with producer Vann Clayton.
Because of her professionalism and awesome talent Mary Mary supported Dayna by singing background for her at a Stellar Award kick-off event where she was well received.
In addition, she has appeared on TV One's The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors, opened for Brent Jones & the T.P. Mobb, performed for the Gospel Music Channel/Charter Communication launch with George Huff, and shared the stage with Vickie Winans, Dr. Bobby Jones, Martha Munizzi, and JoAnn Rosario.
She also had the opportunity to study under and perform with the incredible legendary Nancy Wilson who commented, "This lady has the most interesting sound. It's like no other. She appears to be comfortable doing what she does. She's incredible."
As a teen she had the pleasure of being accompanied by, on many occasions, by the late great organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith who continuously encouraged her to pursue her dream.
After completing an R&B demo the Holy Spirit continuously tugged at Dayna for several years
until she realized that singing for the Lord was her hearts desire.
"I had to sit still for some time and focus on God and his WORD, and fast for weeks before it was revealed to me that serving God and leading people to Christ was the most important thing in my life," she said.
And although singing and songwriting is her first love, her talents extend in areas where her creativity is constantly challenged. She is the founder and co-owner of Two2tango works, an interior design firm whose clients include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Big Jon Platt - Sr. VP of EMI & Virgin Records, award-winning producer Warryn Campbell and wife Erica Campbell and many more. She also worked in set design collaborating on the hit sitcoms the Martin Lawrence Show and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Beautiful, confident, and extremely blessed beyond measure, Dayna Caddell is a woman of God who is no doubt OVERJOYED!
Visit Dayna at www.myspace.com/daynacaddelll.
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What The Industry Is Saying!
"Excellent, top-notch. The talent is there, and it's strong. She has her look, sound and professionalism down." - Gordon Ely- Billboard Magazine
"Dayna is a breath of fresh air in an industry of sameness! Her music is fresh and very exciting; She is a star in waiting!" - Jazzy Jordan-Executive Vice President Verity Gospel Music Group
"Dayna has a wonderful voice and is star quality. I am proud of her accomplishments," Kim Burrell.
Dayna Caddell has a wonderful voice and I can't wait for the world to hear it," Erica Campbell."For years the music industry has been missing real depth and passion as it relates to the art form itself. Dayna encapsulates vocal prowess and unblemished delivery. Her voice pulls you in. I respect and appreciate her awesome gift," Tonex.
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