This week The Vinery welcomed back one of our favourite client's Sarah to the salon, who enjoyed a visit with Senior Stylist Gemma Noon for a colour refresh followed by Cut & Blowdry.
Whilst in the salon, Sarah mentioned that she is in a neo-soul band that performs all across the region and we found the band's background story really interesting, especially as we have a fair few jazz and funk fans on our staff team!
Obviously the hair industry is extremely creative and draws its influences from fashion, couture, make-up and music, with each season bringing something new to the fore. With the ever increasing popularity of soul, blues and jazz, which itself is steeped in history we thought we would have a listen to Sarah's music and share her story.
The Dana Ali Band (Sarah is the backing singer) is the brainchild of American singer-songwriter Dana Ali and her bass-playing partner Dave Hewitt (of British band Babe Ruth). They describe themselves as a neo-soul group taking influences from iconic greats such as Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack to develop their distinctive fusion of jazz, funk, soul and latin music.
The Dana Ali Band have some local gigs planned (of which is at one of The Vinery's favourite Leeds bars..Smokestack!) so do make sure you head along to hear them perform!
To find out more about The Dana Ali Band check out their website at: www.danaaliband.moonfruit.com