DianeAbout Diane

 This operatically inspired Toronto native grew up in a close-knit family of Scottish heritage. Being one of three sisters, she cherishes fond memories at cousin John’s knee while he played his guitar and sang in the family room. Those many lazy Sunday afternoons were filled with song and laughter. Diane began performing at family functions at the early age of five and spent hours fascinated by melodies heard over the airwaves. Throughout her teen and school years, Diane actively participated in musical theatre and performed in a number of bands.

She has received numerous awards and accolades stemming from her sterling appearances at many open singing contests and competitions in the early years. Diane’s euphonious bloodlines wind their way back even further to her ancestral home in Scotland. Her vocal prowess at singing contests enabled her to follow those roots when she won all-expenses paid trip overseas courtesy of Guinness Labatt’s, which won her a memorable award prize of a trip back to her heritage with a visit to Scotland, England and Ireland. Upon returning she embarked on a recording career. Diane has also been to Nashville to appear on The Nashville Network’s “BE A STAR” competition. Diane was nominated as Outstanding New Artist at the “RPM Big Country Awards”.

There is energy and a power present in her vocal performances. Her love of opera occasionaly peeks through Diane’s interpretations, teasing the listener’s ear with her range and depth that has become a recognizable Raeside trait.

Among her credits includes a vocal appearance on the all-star charity song that Rhonda Silver wrote towards helping food banks coast to coast, a definite highlight. “Singing Songs of Love” was recorded at Grant Avenue Studio during Country Music Week and featured some of Canada’s top talents, all assembled in Hamilton for the festivities. She also has appeared on stage with Alan Frew, Amy Sky, Dan Hill and many more in support of Camp Trillium for children stricken with cancer.

Diane has become one of the most listened to New Country Artists that Canada has to offer, and much of her work has charted nationally and internationally with the hit list growing longer each year. She has charted with Run For Your Money, I’ll Cry About That Tomorrow, Take Me In Your Arms Tonight, Just Another Day and her most successful release Crazy Infatuation. Diane Raeside is also credited with her CD “Since You Went Away” as well as her debut video release “I’m Stronger” which received airplay on NCN/CMT Video Network coast to coast.

From the studio of the award-winning “ Today’s Country Radio Show” to center stage at Holland’s Zevenbergen International Country Music Festival. Diane Raeside continues to win over audiences with he multi-textured vocal styling and her sparkling personality.

Raeside remains active in Country Music as well as pursuing her love of other musical genres such as pop, rhythm & blues and theatre. Diane is pursuing her dream as one of Canada’s top Female vocalists.

Look for this talented and impressive vocalist at upcoming summer festivals and clubs throughout Ontario. This red-hot, redhead is travelling in the fast lane towards the success she so rightly deserves.

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