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Q&A: 9 questions for... Dana Masters ahead of Belfast gig

Jazz and soul singer Dana Masters will be performing her headline show at Mandela Hall in Belfast next month.

The US star, who moved to Northern Ireland in 2008, will take to the stage on Friday, December 15 following the release of her latest EP Crossing Lines.

Ahead of the upcoming gig, the Belfast Telegraph spoke to Dana about her music and why she can't wait for fans to get "swept up" in it.

1.What's the best or worst thing that's ever happened to you on stage?

Ha! One time I decided to try a new undergarment for a pretty big gig. It malfunctioned on stage and I spent the rest of the time on stage with my arms glued to my sides trying to keep it from falling completely.

2. Who is your music idol and have you ever met them?

Well, he isn't a musician but I do have an artistic idol: Bill Nighy. And I did get to meet him. I was a complete crazed fan and he was such a gentleman.

3. Can your music be described in one word?


4. Can you music be described in five words?






5. What can the Belfast audience expect from your upcoming show?

We are always invested in the experience we are all having collectively when we get on stage. Expect to be swept up in that experience.

6. What song is your biggest guilty pleasure?

I don't feel guilty about any of the music I like! Having said that, some people are quite surprised when I tell them I love country music.

7. Do you know what an Ulster Fry is?

Are you kidding me? I am the queen of the Ulster fry...eating it that is!

8. Who would you love to perform a duet with? (living or dead)

Ooh...that's hard - I wouldn't mind being thrown on stage with Vulfpeck.

9. If you had to listen to one song on repeat for 24 hours, what would it be?

No! That would be'd end up hating your favourite song!

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