Ciar: Diane Leigh, Ukulele Cebu Princess

SI Diane Leigh ang gitawag nga princesa karon sa Ukulele sa Sugbo tungod sa talagsaon niyang estilo sa pag-awit ug pagtukar. Nihatag siya og sampol sa iyang talento sa Quick Chow buffet restaurant sa dalan Mango ave., diin usa ko sa nabihag sa katahum sa iyang mga huni ug awit. Diane Leigh Dumadag, Ssssuper Ka!

Asa imong regular gigs?

Karon nga week sa Shaka Hawaiian Restaurant with Ukulele Cebu (March 22), Handuraw Pizza Mango Square (March 23 and March 30), Circa 1900 Casa Dos in Lahug (March 24 and March 26), and Handuraw Pizza White Gold (March 25). I will also be attending the Annual Ukulele Philippine Festival in May representing Cebu.

Nganong ikaw man ang napiling mo-represent?

Member ko upat na katuig sa Ukulele Cebu ug ako sa’y ni-represent last year sa Mall of Asia. Naka-perform ko sa Hard Rock Café. Ukulele Cebu has already 10,000 members. Mostly, sa Facebook ra magka-connect.

Unsay imong forte sa music?

Akong repertoire usually are Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles, Just You and Me by Zee Avi, The Way I Am ug You and I by Ingrid Michaelson, One More Time with Feeling by Regina Spektor, Kiss the Girl by Colbie Caillat, Hey Soul Sister by Train, Ho Hey by Lumineers, Bright by Echosmith, Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez, Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding, Everybody’s Changing by Keane, Lost Stars by Adam Lavigne, Best Days of My Life by American Author, Roses by The Chainsmokers, XO by John Mayer, Cheap Thrills by Sia.

Imo gyud nang version?

Yes. In my covers, I always play in my own version. I don’t follow the original.

Kinsay imong major music influences?

Kasagaran female indie folk/pop artists, the likes of Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Zee Avi, and Sara Bareilles. I also come from a musically inclined family. Mga singer nga pari ug madre ang igsuon sa akong papa sa Surigao del Sur man amoa.

Unsay unforgettable performance nimo?

Recently, katong niabot ang mga candidates sa Miss Universe. Ako may nisugat ug niharana nila sa Mactan Cebu International Airport. Lingaw kaayo kay ni-jam si Miss France ug Miss Colombia. Sila pa gyung duha ang nidaug. Nanganta mi og Love me like you do.

Ngano Ukulele may imong napili?

Sa nitukar pa ko og banda, gitarista gyud ko. Katong nag-solo na ko, diha ko ni-shift sa ukulele kay unique ug duna siyay distinct sound ba. Palahi sad. Pero kahibawo sad ko motukar sa piano, flute ug drums. I learned through self-study.

Kanus-a ka nagsugod sa Ukulele?

Almost 10 years na. Mao gyud ni akong first Ukulele. Hinatag ni siya sa akong special someone.

Kinsay imong special someone?

Wala na, nahanaw na… Last relationship nako was two or three years ago. I’m now single but I’m not alone... first love gyud nako ang music.

Gawas sa pagtukar, unsay lain nimong profession?

I used to work in a Call Center for 10 years. College pa lang ko nag-work na ko and at the same time tukar. Karon, focus ko sa akong passion for music?

Naa kay original compositions?

Daghan pero di pa ko ganahan hisgutan kay wala pa nako ma-record. Pangayoan unya ko og copy wala pa koy mahatag. For updates, please do visit my Facebook pages, ianeleigh or ukulelecebuprincess.
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