Written copy posted below- taken from EpicMusic.com….

Dream Aria written interview!

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Written interview with Don Stagg of Dream Aria

How did you guys come up with the band name?
Ann came up with the name Dream Aria  and we all liked it right away.

Dream: A succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. An involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake. A vision voluntarily indulged in while awake: daydream, reverie something of an unreal beauty, charm or excellence.

Aria: A lyrical song for a solo voice with orchestral accompaniment, generally expressing intense emotion. It’s found in opera. A deep harmony passage. The vocal-singing expression for a solo singer, adding chorus and instruments based on lyric and/or dramatic and poetic narrative.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be?
WOW! We are a multi-genre band so really we cross a lot of lines – rock, goth, heavy metal, hard rock/world, ambient, opera, classical, pop and prog rock.

Who are your major influences?
Our influences include early Genesis, Yes, ELP, world music, classical , today I like Porcupine Tree.

Could you briefly describe your music-making process?
A lot of times I have a visual in my head and I start composing the song with the visuals. – eg. for Winter Storm – In the Winter of 1942 there was a German offensive sent to relieve the 6th army forces during the Battle of Stalingrad. This was one of the turning points in the war, this frozen hell was where many young Germans and Russians gave their lives  for their country with only a Christmas Day stopping  the killing.

In the end Germans mounted an effort reminiscent of the Charge of the Light Brigade, only to find themselves In the Valley of Death. They called this mission  Operation Winter Storm.

What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
To get signed by a record label, I am not sure why it has not happened for us yet, some days we are the top unsigned band on the myspace charts. We have been played on over 600 radio stations and have received many great reviews in printed and non printed magazines around the world. Our live shows have also received great reviews so I am not sure what else we can do.

What has been your biggest moment so far?
There has been a few, a well known DJ from the states flew up to interview us a couple years back, also a magazine owner from the UK flew into Toronto to do a article on us.

How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
I met Garry about 10 years ago, Ann I met 7 years ago and I have known Jon for about 4 years. I met Garry through a good friend and Ann I found on the internet.

Who writes your songs?
I wrote all of our first CD – In the Wake, our second CD, Transcend, was mostly written by myself while Ann wrote all the lyrics and Garry wrote Rebecca and helped write The Rhythm of Now as well as arranging The Flower Duet that was written over 100 years ago by Leo Delibes. As for our newest CD, Ann wrote most of the lyrics, Jon wrote The Gift, Garry wrote Abstract Relations, Tale of Two Wolves and he also helped write Fallen Angel and Gypsy Heart. I wrote the rest.

What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
We just finished Fallen Angel so now we will need to go into rehearsal so we can start to play live again.

Who is the biggest party animal?
LOL thats a close one between Garry and myself.

What advice do you have for people wanting to make it in the music industry?
Don’t take advice from us LOL!

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