Livin' Like A Rat Again
Melodious, catchy and insistent. Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist phenomena Dayan Kai, joined by Steve Uccello on upright and electric bass and drummer John Thigpen.
Dayan Kai, an artist whose musical abilities and stylistic variety know few bounds. Born without sight, Dayan began Classical Piano Lessons at age two and since, has mastered various styles and instruments. His diverse studies have included training with renowned World Music Composer Lou Harrison, Latin Percussionist Michael Strunk, Jazz Trumpeter/Arranger Ray Brown and Mandolin Master David Grisman.
Dayan has engineered and produced three solo albums, “Songs of Sunday,” “Pre-Release” and “The First 12 Years,” as well as two albums with his former band Water, “Scrape the Sun” and “Look Out the Window.” All the recordings feature Dayan’s powerful voice, prolific songwriting and a variety of different instruments, from keys to strings and winds to skins.
Kai is also a featured artist on Blue Coast Records (in collaboration with Sony American) and also appears with Keith Greeninger on the KPIG Live Volume 1 CD.
Currently, Dayan is working towards opening Waimele Studios in Eastern Washington with Dance Artist/Instructor & wife, Angell Estrada. Dayan is also working on his new album to be released in Spring 2006.
Dayan has performed and recorded with a variety of Artists including: