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(01 January 2007) Daize Shayne is already one of surfing's hottest stars as well as an internationally recognized model. These days though, Daize has her sights set on making her presence known in the world of rock and roll. A visit to her website clearly illustrates the artist's versatility. And she is out there being seen! Read more about the artist in this interview conducted with Daize during 2006.

A fourteen track recording, primarily of cover tunes, and a supporting promotional DVD was shopped around by New Game Media in 2004. Her first, release is entitled Live Your Dreams (BCS Records (USA), 8 98916 00099 9, 2006), is comprised of fourteen songs ranging from tender ballads to full on rockers.

After releasing her debut (acoustically styled) album independently, Daize hooked up with producer/manager Ken Tamplin. Tamplin isrenowned in his own right for his solo albums, Shout, Tamplin, and his amazing guitar skills. Deciding to focus on a more rock oriented sound Daize is currently shopping her new music to labels.

In the meantime she has become the first female artist ever to be endorsed by Dimarzio pickups, she performed at the Republican National Convention, and she appeared in the Albion Entertainment film The Still Life which is not too shabby for an independent artist!

Produced and co-written with Ken Tamplin, lead and backing vocals on Live Your Dreams are provided by Daize. The pair also do all the guitar work with one exception and Tamplin laid down the bass lines. Daize's lineup also includes: Jimmy Paxson (drums), Howie Simon (guitars on "Everything I Own") and Ed Roth (keyboards). While the album's rockiest numbers are enjoyable, Daize's ballads best demonstrate the artist's capabilities. The track, "Miss You," with its stunning backing harmonies and light arrangements for example, is an absolute standout.

The primary content of the album is what Daize calls "stadium" rock, although a few ballads grace the ones and zeroes on the CD. Daize shows good potential for the industry and has the hard drive, striking good looks and making of the vocal chops to succeed in music. Let's see what the future brings this young woman.--Mark Fisher in West Virginia and Russ Elliot in New York

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