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the full story

bio

Singer, songwriter, and dancer Dashi started her musical journey as

a ballet

and contemporary dancer. After her studies

in Slovakia, her desire to enrich her performing  experience led her

to The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. 

In 2016, Dashi discovered her natural skills for singing

and songwriting. She cut her teeth collaborating with a great jazz piano player and composer Jakub Tokoly for more than two years. Over the time, she became a ninja for a live gig kind of lifestyle

and soon understood this was the path she had to take, Dashi performed with

the phenomenal percussionist, Hearn Gadbois (Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega). They played a number of sold out shows together in 2018. This initial journey of taking every chance, playing even the tiniest possible music bar in Prague prepared Dashi

for presenting her original music in a confident and captivating way. 

Her first significant original music live performance took place

in March 2019

at Geoff Tyson's Songwriters' Stories in Prague's La Loca music club. She presented her first original songs accompanied by violin player Filip Kottek. Right after

the performance, she was discovered  by a legendary American rock star, Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network) who offered

a collaboration. Dashi released 2 singles produced by Dan,

and  released two videos, directed by Paul Mortlock, and Barbora Vaculova. These first two releases were premiered to an international audience  at  Sofar Sounds Prague and Avoid Sessions

to critical acclaim. Throughout the year 2019, she formed her first band that played sold out  gigs at music venues all over Prague. Over the pandemic times, Dashi took part in an online URBAN KINGDOM music festival, where more than 50 female artists from around the world were chosen to unite and share their original music.

 

In 2020, adapting to the brand new covid-19 situation, DASHI redirected her work

from playing live almost every day

to songwriting. Together with Geoff Tyson (T-Ride, Snake River Conspiracy),

she released another single and video - Ordinary Things. In addition

to Geoff's stellar guitar playing and singing, he took care of the single as a producer,

as well. They presented the song to the world live on DiscovrTV online concerts platform, as well. During the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Dashi was forced into her songwriting bubble which resulted in the new EP Unreal. The pandemic and year-long lockdown had unintentional positive effects on Dashi’s music, as it pushed her

to focus on her original music.