Roots rock and blues meet witty, compelling storytelling in the songs of Out Late’s Diana Di Gioia. A three time finalist in the Cape’s Eventide Songwriting Competition, Di Gioia describes her music as combining “word nerd lyrical skills with rock ‘n’ roll energy”.
The band features Di Gioia on vocals and rhythm guitar, J Hagenbuckle on lead guitar, Melody Masi on backing vocals and Melissa Weidman on bass. Together they create a rich sound powered by danceable rhythms and compelling harmonies, with influences from surf to rockabilly to swing blues.
The Cape Cod Times calls her songs “Finely honed narratives with telling details”. The Outer Cape’s Payomet Center for the Arts says, “Diana and her band bring youthful energy, exuberant sound and fun storytelling to her original body of songs.”
Out Late has shared the stage with folk rock veteran Catie Curtis, been featured at Eastham’s First Encounter Coffeehouse, the Cape Cod Women's Music Festival, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Songwriter Series, First Night celebrations in Sandwich, Chatham, and Northern Vermont, and a host of New England coffeehouses, festivals and benefits.
A native of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Diana is a long time Cape resident, and currently resides in West Barnstable with her wife and band mate, Melody and their back yard chickens.
With their new CD "Nevermore" launched in May of 2018, , the band has turned their focus to performing, with shows scheduled this Summer and Fall from Falmouth to Provincetown.
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