Joined 7 years ago from UK
I'm a singer songwriter from UK and I raise awareness in song for animals in need and especially for dogs affected by Breed Specific Legislation. I often get ideas for lyrics and melody while walking our dogs in the countryside and I have to run home and scrawl down a lyric or poem before I forget it.
My thanks to Bard of Ely for helping to get me started on hubpages.
Maria Daines is a multi-award winning International vocalist and songwriter whose band opened for US artist Pink at Cardiff International Arena for the Party for Animals Worldwide concert in August 2007, the last date of Pink's 'I'm Not Dead' tour in Europe. The concert raised over £90,000 for six animal welfare charities.
Maria is Patron of Doris Banham Sanctuary, Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary, The Staffy Campaign, Cornwall's Voice For Animals, The Racing Dog Protection Act, Honorary Board Member of Saving America's Horses, Honorary Member of Skiathos Cat Society, Ambassador for World Animal Day, a volunteer for DDA Watch and recently appointed patron of K.A.A.L.E. (Kent Action Against Live Export) and SPEC - Stop Puppy Farming, End the Cruelty.
Maria and her guitarist/producer Paul Killington, write original music with a strong sense of 'setting things straight' by tackling subjects of injustice and acknowledging the hard knocks of life, especially those dealt to animals. Their albums, Shelter Me, Faith Hope & Sanctuary and Music United For Animals are released specifically to raise awareness and funds for rescue. Treebone and Wisdom's Tooth are eclectic with a strong blues/rock flavour. Their four piece band which includes bass player Bob Bampton and drummer Mark Gordon, opened shows for legendary space rock group Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash and The Groundhogs.
Since they met in 1996 when Maria hastily put together a bar band for a biker party, the Maria Daines Band has played over a thousand gigs, made several TV appearances and gained fans in over 20 countries with a loyal fanbase in Texas. Their songs regularly air on BBC radio, FM and internet stations and recently tracks have appeared in films highlighting animal cruelty, including A Minority Pastime, an independent production featuring 17 Daines/Killington songs and a specially commissioned title track that brought the audience to tears when the film premiered in Soho, London in 2010. Their music also features in a documentary, Saving America's Horses A Nation Betrayed, which presents a hard hitting exposé into the unseen world of slaughter of both wild and domestic equines. The Daines/Killington catalogue is published by NorthStar Music UK
Maria and Paul also write and record commissioned music, tribute songs for special occasions, remembrance and pet bereavement. Songs written as part of the My Song in a Million project financially supports their continuing efforts to donate CD's to animal shelters free of charge so funds can be raised for abandoned pets in need.
Maria and Paul's songs can heard in some of their videos at: http://www.youtube.com/rockinfortheplanet
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Maria has a Fanpage at Facebook, here -
And you can catch up on her tweets at: http://twitter.com/MariaDaines
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