People are Talking
"The audience at CCWMF adored Diana and her great band!" - Sarah Swain, founder and director of Cape Cod Women's Music Festival
We're thrilled to announce that Diana was recently chosen to receive a Mass Cultural Council Covid Recovery Grant! This award will help us continue to bring our original music to both local and regional audiences.
In 2021, Diana received a grant from the
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to create a series of concerts
with her band, in collaboration with local community groups.
““... demonstrates sharp lyrical skills and smart songcraft... ” ” - — Ken Capobianco
— Cape Cod Times
“"Di Gioia showed off her songwriting skills, showmanship and a great voice, while her tight band put out a great sound." ” - -- Brian Tarcy
— Cape Cod Wave Magazine
“"Diana and her band bring youthful energy, exuberant sound and fun storytelling to her original body of songs". ”
— Payomet Performing Arts Center
"….. playful, engaging, sexy, and sometimes irreverent. She delights audiences ...from Provincetown to her home here on the mid Cape, with her honest, funny and hope-filled songs."
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 their sound is upbeat, guitar driven, and powered by danceable rhythms, with influences from surf to rockabilly to swing blues.
In 2018 the band released their third CD, "Nevermore", which was well-received and garnered airplay on WCAI's The Point, with Mindy Todd, Ocean 104's The Cheap Seats, with Cat Wilson, and The Old Song's Home, with Bob Weiser, on WOMR.
Out Late has shared the stage with folk rock veteran Catie Curtis, been featured at The Cape Cod Women's Music Festival, Eastham’s First Encounter Coffeehouse, 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.