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Di Gomes, Dayenu, The Shucks

How would you describe your music?

Reggae, post-punk, new wave, alt rock

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

I usually play guitar and sax in my band. I am self-producing & publishing an album of solo material. I am also a sound engineer, and I work for a music licensing company called Pump Audio.

Describe your gear.

I have a Cannonball Tenor Sax, Yamaha Alto Sax, Cort Custom Fretless Bass, Fender Strat, Yamaha Acoustic, HiLo Ukulele, harmonica, various keyboards. I run logic 9 on a MacBook pro with an Alesis io26 firewire 8-in interface

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

It's most evident when shopping for equipment. The people working at music stores don't understand that a woman could possibly know more about the gear they are selling than them.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

If you want something done right, DO IT YOURSELF and if you don't know how, LEARN!

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I don't discriminate, it's what you do with it not the instrument that's important

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