You Might Not Have Heard.....DirgeK
For Fans of : Alanis Morissette, Amy Winehouse, Ani DiFranco, Racheal Sage
"Dirge K was born on 5th October 1981 and died on 3rd October 2006 aged 24.
At school she played the flute and read music. She taught herself to play the guitar and the electric organ and loved to sing. She spent hours practicing her singing notes.
She started collaborating with other musicians on the internet at various music collaboration sites in 2003. She wrote all her own lyrics and used Cubase for AppleMac for recording her vocals and did all her recording in the dining room or kitchen of her house.
She recently won Golden Kayak Awards for Best Female Artist 2007 and Best R & B Song ‘Coming Home’ " - DirgeK's artist description on Scrobbler.
I can't find any other information on this girl, where she from, how she died, it's all a mystery. She has a lovely voice, and if these songs were all recorded without the use of a real studio then she has done a fantastic job on them. Her music is jazz influenced, slightly more laid back and bluesy than Amy Winehouse and not as obviously pop/rock as Alanis Morissette, not all are perfectly recorded but their was obviously a fine talent here.
You can download an album's worth of songs by DirgeK from her Scrobbler page.