© 2014 Dayna Shereck(SOCAN)-Fiddle Tree Publishing
A little about me:
Currently listening to: Dierks Bentley
Songwriting hero: Hillary Lindsay
Favourite Flower: Tulips
Favourite Pastime: Writing Songs
Favourite Place to Write: Nashville, TN
Favourite Vacation: Costa Rica
Can’t Live Without: Being in Love
Dayna Shereck felt compelled to write songs even before she could play an instrument. “The melodies were coming to me in a steady stream of consciousness and I literally had to go out and buy a guitar, learn a few chords just to get the songs out”. In meeting Dayna, you immediately sense her warmth and very down to earth nature.
Dayna has recently had a film placement (Whadaya Say) in ("On The Wing" a new film with Shirley Jones and Corbin Bernsen) as well as being placed on NSAI's “Ones To Watch” list. She was also a finalist in the “Great American Song Contest” and a semi finalist in the “International Songwriting Competition” for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Two songs co-written with Marcum Stewart have been recorded on Stewart's album "Put It In Drive" an album which has secured tv and film placements in the US as well as airplay in the UK (BBC). Dayna also co-wrote “Before You Say Goodbye” with Canadian country artist Barbara Lynn Doran, which will be coming out on the artist’s upcoming album.
She is currently wrapping up recording her own first EP "Suitcase Full of Dreams" in Nashville, TN. The album will feature a collection of original songs, which the songwriter explains is " more old country bluegrass, than new country, I love both, but my natural inclination is more traditional. I am very excited about this album, it's something I never expected to be doing" .
"I have a lot of respect for Dayna's drive. Her relentless hard work, endless co-writing and frequent trips to Nashville have proven successful," said Barbara Sedun, President of Reliant Music, in Vancouver, B.C. "She has built relationships with artists and writers and her songs are being heard by mainstream major label artists."
Multi platinum producer Marcus Kane adds “As an award winning producer, I have sold over 4 million albums worldwide and worked with many top tier artists and writers, Dayna Shereck has an innate talent for songwriting with catch hook and melodies. With the right artist, her song “Faultline” could be a country smash”. Well known music industry veteran Bobby Gale adds "Dayna impressed me from the getgo ... we met following a speaking engagement I had for songwriters ... one kind of generously, however, I must admit, somewhat naively participates, expecting that everyone present has the goods ... but you soon realize that only a few truly standout; Dayna did, as she not only conceives & delivers great songs, but, and perhaps more importantly, she knows full & well that without a plan, a critical path if you will, not to mention a coterie of co-conspirators to better position & develop yourself for success, you're treading water.
In others words, Dayna knew instinctively what she needed to do, took charge, got it done, & positioned herself as worthy of any distance to eventually claim her success."
Her musical tastes run across the board, as she is a longtime devoted U2 fan, while her country influences include great modern writers such as Jennifer Nettles and Hillary Lindsey. She is currently a member of the Songwriters Association of Canada, SOCAN, the Toronto Regional Writers Group, Nashville Songwriters Association, CCMA’s as well as an ACTRA member. Her personal story has been included in a upcoming book entitled “Making It In High Heels 3: Stories for women by women of all ages”
Dayna is currently exploring writing opportunities in Toronto and Nashville