Welcome to episode# 40 of The Tour Bus Music Show. What a ride it has been so far. We’ve had many interesting interviews from lots of great bands and artists both famous and those working towards fame and fortune. We’ve also shared hours of music from those bands, debuted new music on the show and have been able to get backstage access to events and shows that have been both memorable and exciting experiences that we will treasure throughout our lives…and through it all we’ve been able to share it all with you, our listeners. As we have said on many occasions, without you - our loyal listeners, there would be no us! Furthermore, without all of the talented, hardworking musical acts that have shared their time, lives, and music with us…The Tour Bus Music Show would have never rolled out of the parking lot! That being said, I would like to offer my and the Audios Maximus Team’s most profound thanks and appreciation to each member of our listener nation!
On this week’s show we will be featuring Dilana who currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Dilana originally hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. However she has also lived and performed from several cities including New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX just to name a couple. Fans of the “Rockstar” series that was hosted on the CBS network during the mid-2000’s may recognize Dilana as one of the contestants on season 2 Rockstar Supernova. Some may argue that she truly should have and when considering votes did win the competition. However, when all was said and done she was recognized as runner-up on the show.
Dilana has been recognized as an award winning actress and singer having received awards for her lead role in Angel Camouflaged at the Action On Film International Film Festival (Best Actress) and for her soundtrack contributions, 9 songs, which earned her and award for Best Music at the American International Film Festival.
Dilana has performed with rock legends Tommy Lee and Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Panic Channel), Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses). And has opened for Aerosmith, Beth Hart, The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more famous artists and groups.
Dilana has a history of helping others and has worked with the Lili Claire Foundation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and she has served and has received an award from the Mayor of the City Of Los Angeles for her roles as a spokesperson for Safe Passage - a foundation for domestic violence. She has helped raise funds for hurricane relief for the victims of Hurricane Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) that struck the Louisiana-Texas Coast.
Known for her powerful voice, presence and talent she performed around the United States and the world on solo tours of her own. She has released several singles as well as her 2000 Album Wonderfool, her 2009 album InsideOut and is projected to release her newest album in Summer 2013.
You can find out more about Dilana on her website at www.dilanarocks.com and connect with her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dilana/112394238772047?fref=ts and on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/Dilanarox